The shared bathroom facilities across our halls of residence do vary, however:
All toilets, shower rooms and bathrooms are lockable units
All units have separate space aside from the actual shower or bath, so you will be able to undress and dry yourself in this area
Where there is a bath in Cryfield, Rootes and Claycroft, most have a detachable shower overhead
There are hooks in the bath and shower rooms for your clothes and towels and some units have towel rails too
If you are in a flat then the number of people sharing the bathroom is restricted to those within the flat
Claycroft has a flat layout where two students share a private bathroom. Postgraduates living in Claycroft should be aware that single gender room profiles may be available at the time of booking. If you do not book a single gender room profile as a postgraduate student, you may not be sharing a bathroom with someone of the same gender.
Bedrooms in Westwood, Cryfield Standard and Rootes have a washbasin in them
Liquid soap and toilet rolls are provided. Mirrors and shaving sockets are provided in most areas
Shared bathrooms are cleaned everyday Monday - Friday (with the exception of Claycroft)
Claycroft bathrooms are cleaned once per week as they are only shared between two students
Student tips on sharing a bathroom
Keep all of your shower stuff in a basket to take to and from the bathroom.
Flip flops and a robe are handy for getting to and from the shower or bath.
Toilet rolls are provided but it is always useful to have a spare.
You may want to bring a bathmat as floors can get slippery.
“I have possibly had the best year ever, and Cryfield has been a lot of the reason that made it so great. The community feel, which comes from the shared facilities, meant that there has always been someone to chat to or do something with.”
Lottie, Cryfield Standard
At first, I was gutted I didn't get en-suite. Looking back now, I don't know why I worried to be honest. It would have been a waste of money and I am now able to spend my money on enjoying university life."
"The bathrooms are cleaned often so they are always in a good condition"
Helen, Cryfield Standard
"It is a great way to meet people as you are not stuck in your room all the time. I often end up having 10/20 minute conversations on my way to/from the bathroom/kitchen."
"I have never had to queue to use the bathroom as there are three in my block and I can use any"