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Hey everyone, I've got an offer to study at Nottingham Uni and I'm facing a bit of a dilemma regarding accommodation. I'm set on self-catered, but the choices seem a bit limited. I'm currently considering Dafga House, Broadgate Park, and Southwell Hall. Does anyone have any insights or experiences with these halls? I've come across some concerning reviews about Broadgate Park about the kitchen size and infestations, but I'm not sure about the others. Any advice or firsthand accounts would be greatly appreciated!
I'm a current student and Broadgate's not bad at all in my experience. Not heard great things about Dagfa personally and Southwell is currently a catered hall that's going to become self-catered next year so it's hard to tell what it'll be like.

I have an offer for Broadgate standard room for next year - however I don't need it anymore but can't cancel without finding a replacement. If it's ok with you (if you end up applying for that room type at Broadgate of course), would you mind being my replacement? All you have to do is apply normally but put my name and details in the application notes. Will help me out massively if you do! (But don't worry if not)
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Original post by Anonymous #1
Hey everyone, I've got an offer to study at Nottingham Uni and I'm facing a bit of a dilemma regarding accommodation. I'm set on self-catered, but the choices seem a bit limited. I'm currently considering Dafga House, Broadgate Park, and Southwell Hall. Does anyone have any insights or experiences with these halls? I've come across some concerning reviews about Broadgate Park about the kitchen size and infestations, but I'm not sure about the others. Any advice or firsthand accounts would be greatly appreciated!
Have you checked out riverside point?
I've just firmed my offer for Nottingham pharmacy and im quite confused on how to decide on accomodation
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Original post by student_5253
I've just firmed my offer for Nottingham pharmacy and im quite confused on how to decide on accomodation

Whats confusing about it? I'll give you a few things I thought about before I made my decision.

1.

Price
How much are you willing to pay for the accommodation, think of a price range that you are comfortable with

2.

Catered or Non Catered?
Which would you prefer, try to do some research on the food they offer at catered halls and meal times. One con of self catered is that they are all off campus unless you go for a townhouse.

3.

Ensuite or Standard?
It depends on if you're okay with sharing a bathroom or if you'd like your own (and if you're willing to pay extra). It also depends how many people you'd be sharing a bathroom with!


After I thought about these I made a list of rooms that I liked and then I chose a few from that list. Some other things to think about are:

The size of the room

The size of the kitchen

How many people will be in your flat

Distance from where you'll be studying (and if there are any bus routes if you want to take the bus)

I'd also read some reviews online. If you search up the place then there will usually be google reviews, and I've found studentcrowd really useful too.

Sorry if I overexplained it lol, I thought it would be better if I covered all bases 😁
Original post by Anonymous
Whats confusing about it? I'll give you a few things I thought about before I made my decision.

1.

Price
How much are you willing to pay for the accommodation, think of a price range that you are comfortable with

2.

Catered or Non Catered?
Which would you prefer, try to do some research on the food they offer at catered halls and meal times. One con of self catered is that they are all off campus unless you go for a townhouse.

3.

Ensuite or Standard?
It depends on if you're okay with sharing a bathroom or if you'd like your own (and if you're willing to pay extra). It also depends how many people you'd be sharing a bathroom with!


After I thought about these I made a list of rooms that I liked and then I chose a few from that list. Some other things to think about are:

The size of the room

The size of the kitchen

How many people will be in your flat

Distance from where you'll be studying (and if there are any bus routes if you want to take the bus)

I'd also read some reviews online. If you search up the place then there will usually be google reviews, and I've found studentcrowd really useful too.
Sorry if I overexplained it lol, I thought it would be better if I covered all bases 😁
Hey there, I got an offer for cavendish hall but I'm not sure I want to accept it. As Ive seen how much cheaper off campus accoms are. Would you recommend off or on campus accoms?
Original post by Anonymous
Whats confusing about it? I'll give you a few things I thought about before I made my decision.

1.

Price
How much are you willing to pay for the accommodation, think of a price range that you are comfortable with

2.

Catered or Non Catered?
Which would you prefer, try to do some research on the food they offer at catered halls and meal times. One con of self catered is that they are all off campus unless you go for a townhouse.

3.

Ensuite or Standard?
It depends on if you're okay with sharing a bathroom or if you'd like your own (and if you're willing to pay extra). It also depends how many people you'd be sharing a bathroom with!


After I thought about these I made a list of rooms that I liked and then I chose a few from that list. Some other things to think about are:

The size of the room

The size of the kitchen

How many people will be in your flat

Distance from where you'll be studying (and if there are any bus routes if you want to take the bus)

I'd also read some reviews online. If you search up the place then there will usually be google reviews, and I've found studentcrowd really useful too.
Sorry if I overexplained it lol, I thought it would be better if I covered all bases 😁

No you didn’t over explain at all, that’s quite detailed. Thank you so much. I’ve already shortlisted a few according to the first set of bullet points but I’m not sure how to find out certain info, such as how many people there will be in the flat. Also is there a particular site where you can look for reviews?
Original post by josie0611
I'm a current student and Broadgate's not bad at all in my experience. Not heard great things about Dagfa personally and Southwell is currently a catered hall that's going to become self-catered next year so it's hard to tell what it'll be like.
I have an offer for Broadgate standard room for next year - however I don't need it anymore but can't cancel without finding a replacement. If it's ok with you (if you end up applying for that room type at Broadgate of course), would you mind being my replacement? All you have to do is apply normally but put my name and details in the application notes. Will help me out massively if you do! (But don't worry if not)
I chose dagfa as my top choice and this is worrying me. What bad things did you hear 😅
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Original post by student_5253
No you didn’t over explain at all, that’s quite detailed. Thank you so much. I’ve already shortlisted a few according to the first set of bullet points but I’m not sure how to find out certain info, such as how many people there will be in the flat. Also is there a particular site where you can look for reviews?

Here are some sites I used to find some reviews:
https://www.studentcrowd.com
https://studenthut.com
Also google reviews are really useful, if you just search the hall name there will be at least a few.
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Finding the specific information for the flats can be tricky. Sometimes on the page it will say it (I'll link a photo of an example from Albion Hall), but often you will have to dig a little deeper. If it's self catered and off campus, it'll be a private company so if you search it up online there will usually be the details on their page. If that doesn't work, then googling it and looking for anyone else asking online is a good bet too. There's usually some posts on reddit or the student room of people asking the same question. And if all of that doesn't work, then you could probably email the accommodations office and they'll give you an answer :smile:

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Reply 9
Original post by Anonymous
Hey there, I got an offer for cavendish hall but I'm not sure I want to accept it. As Ive seen how much cheaper off campus accoms are. Would you recommend off or on campus accoms?

I can't really give a lot of advice since I haven't actually lived in uni accommodation yet! It depends what you want to get out of the experience. I went for self catered, but thats because I'm a really picky eater and I'm not the biggest fan of school meals. With regards to price, catered is more expensive, but remember that there is food included in the price of the accommodation. You'll still want to buy some snacks but you wont be buying breakfast (if you're awake early enough), dinner and you'll get £25 a week to spend on lunches at cafes and places around campus. Im not sure but lunch might be included too in some halls?

It also depends on the experience you want. Is it important to be on campus? Would you like to cook or have meals cooked for you? One bonus of self catered is that you can cook whatever you would like, and you get to socialise with your flatmates whilst doing so. However, a bonus of catered is that you have the chance to interact with lots more people since you are eating in a dining hall. Another thing to think about is if any of the off campus accommodations are as good quality and appealing as Cavendish Hall? Good luck with your decision! 😁
Original post by Anonymous
I can't really give a lot of advice since I haven't actually lived in uni accommodation yet! It depends what you want to get out of the experience. I went for self catered, but thats because I'm a really picky eater and I'm not the biggest fan of school meals. With regards to price, catered is more expensive, but remember that there is food included in the price of the accommodation. You'll still want to buy some snacks but you wont be buying breakfast (if you're awake early enough), dinner and you'll get £25 a week to spend on lunches at cafes and places around campus. Im not sure but lunch might be included too in some halls?
It also depends on the experience you want. Is it important to be on campus? Would you like to cook or have meals cooked for you? One bonus of self catered is that you can cook whatever you would like, and you get to socialise with your flatmates whilst doing so. However, a bonus of catered is that you have the chance to interact with lots more people since you are eating in a dining hall. Another thing to think about is if any of the off campus accommodations are as good quality and appealing as Cavendish Hall? Good luck with your decision! 😁

Thanks for your advice it was really useful. I've also got to get timing and bus fares from the off-campus accom to the university tbh.
Original post by Anonymous
Thanks for your advice it was really useful. I've also got to get timing and bus fares from the off-campus accom to the university tbh.

No problem! The uni hopper buses are free by the way https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability/transport/travellingbetweencampuses/hopper-buses.aspx you might want to check this out!

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