SELF CATERED OR CATERED ACCOMMODATION?

Choosing between self-catered and catered accommodation has always been a dilemma for incoming students. So much so that I made a few interviews which go through arguments for both sides, my recommendations and a few interviews from people in both catered and self-catered halls.

BOTH SIDES

In this video, I give you arguments for both sides of the medal. I personally never stopped and thought much about accommodation. The only thing I wanted was to be on campus and in a good environment for making friends. Personally, where I lived did not stop me from meeting over 1000 students during my first two years at university.

SELF-CATERED ACCOMMODATION

In this video, the girls definitely recommend self-catered accommodation, going through the good sides of it. Showing you their mentality will help you understand if you relate to their thoughts.

CATERED ACCOMMODATION

In these videos, we go through why the girls chose catered accommodation and what they think about their situation.

 

All in all, if I could go back I would go catered as cooking was the last thing I wanted to do during my fresher’s year and I also had the rest of my University life to be self-catered. Remember that only in your first year you get to live in halls: the rest of your uni years will be shared houses. Since you will have to cook without a doubt in 2nd and 3rd year, why not give the catered life a try? But that’s just me! Hope the videos above gave you a few insights!

HOW CAN WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER (ONLINE OPPORTUNITY)

I have done my best to keep this website up-to-date. However, not living in Exeter anymore, this can be a challenge. If you are about to move to Exeter and want to get involved with this blog then please do not hesitate to contact me via this Contact Form or via my Instagram account. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who would like to get into blogging, influencer marketing or just generally gain some experience for their CV. Again, you can contact me for more details on how this may help you!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOU

Over the years I have created many guides and checklist that aim to help you save time. Here are a list of them just in case you might miss out on a few:

  1. The Essay Decoder: a resource to help international students understand what is asked in an essay. This resource was given to me by one of Exeter’s top Senior Lecturers.
  2. Do’s & Don’ts at University Guide: a resource that gives you 70+ tips about university life. These recommendations range from social life, to love life, to reputation… I wish I had this guide when starting.
  3. The Ultimate Packing Checklist for both Catered students and Self-Catered students. A resource that aims to help you save time when preparing yourself for University.
  4. My 1st E-Book: a resource that has help me become a boss at Time Management. Moreover, it has also helped me create more time for what I love and get to my goals faster. It is lengthy, however it is arguably the best Time Management piece of research out there.
  5. The Time Management Actionable Sheets: a summary of my E-Book. These sheets have conserved the absolute essential actions you need to take to make the most out of your time. Do not skip any steps!
  6. My Before & After CV Transformation: a resource that has collected my CVs for the past 7 years to help you not only craft a great CV, but to also show you that everyone can start mediocre and grow exponentially.
  7. How To Land a Job Faster Guide: a resource that aims to give you all of the tips and recommendations I have used during my career. This will help you avoid some common mistakes students do when starting off with their job applications.
MY OBJECTIVE IS AND WILL FOREVER BE TO HELP YOU

To conclude, the aim of this website is to help you have the best fresh start at University and with your career. There is nothing that gives me more happiness and joy but to hear your positive feedback on how helpful my content has been. Contact me if you have any feedback for me!

BEST OF LUCK WITH IT ALL!!!!

Much affection,

Francesca Michaud

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