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Hi, I was looking at North Village / stoke bishop for accommodation, leaning towards Hiatt Baker (self catered), churchill catered, badock or wills.

I was wondering if its easier to make friends at the catered accommodation / join in on the social aspect due to eating communally? Kinda worried if you are in self catered accom would it be harder to mix with people outside ur own flat.

Also wondering if churchill is a good option or if it gets excluded from the north village social scene due to being kinda further away.

Thanks!
(edited 10 months ago)
Original post by harry777777
Hi, I was looking at North Village / stoke bishop for accommodation, leaning towards Hiatt Baker (self catered), churchill catered, badock or wills.

I was wondering if its easier to make friends at the catered accommodation / join in on the social aspect due to eating communally? Kinda worried if you are in self catered accom would it be harder to mix with people outside ur own flat.

Also wondering if churchill is a good option or if it gets excluded from the north village social scene due to being kinda further away.

Thanks!


Hi I'm going to university of bristols as well.
From what I hear from my friend it seems to be easier to make friends for non-carated.
I have to exactly same concern as you but after I ask my friend they say like everyone is eating their own meal in the canteen so you probably won't be very actively social and talking to people.
And besides if you choose accommodation that doesn't include that you could still go to one of those your friends.
For me personally my answer is no.
But it does come with a benefit of saving you a lot of time in cooking and washing.
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I don't think there's too much difference, either way it's down to who you're with and there will be opportunities for you to socialise. The catered halls particularly though give boarding school vibes, and tends to attract those people. Churchill is definitely far but doesn't miss out on anything, you walk a bit further but never stopped anyone going out

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