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    (Original post by glorypower)
    Is it better to stay in the Uni Campus during your first year as student?
    In my opinion yes as you're going to be around fellow freshers and can form friendships. I don't think that students living outside of the campus get the full experience of the first year.

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    My accommodation is now sorted!
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    (Original post by EDea84)
    When looking for private accommodation where do you look? Everywhere I've been trying won't even consider because most properties are already available and don't want to leave the property empty waiting for August to roll around!
    You'd start looking at properties over summer unless there are student spots in houses. For instance, I keep an eye on the rental market but won't be able to get a flat until mid-June, only 16 weeks away! :woo:
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    (Original post by EDea84)
    When looking for private accommodation where do you look? Everywhere I've been trying won't even consider because most properties are already available and don't want to leave the property empty waiting for August to roll around!


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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    In my opinion yes as you're going to be around fellow freshers and can form friendships. I don't think that students living outside of the campus get the full experience of the first year.


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    You'd start looking at properties over summer unless there are student spots in houses. For instance, I keep an eye on the rental market but won't be able to get a flat until mid-June, only 16 weeks away! :woo:
    But that's crappy. O_o I won't be able to sleep at night until then. What if I don't find a place in time, affordable? :s
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    (Original post by emanueladiana)
    But that's crappy. O_o I won't be able to sleep at night until then. What if I don't find a place in time, affordable? :s
    There'll always be a place - whether it's a last minute accommodation drop out or you go back into halls. There are safeguards that you can fall back into if it all goes to pot. :yes:

    If you start looking through summer then you could move in during summer vacation? I'm moving in to my new place in time for my contract to end on the 31st June. :hmmm:
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    There'll always be a place - whether it's a last minute accommodation drop out or you go back into halls. There are safeguards that you can fall back into if it all goes to pot. :yes:

    If you start looking through summer then you could move in during summer vacation? I'm moving in to my new place in time for my contract to end on the 31st June. :hmmm:
    Oh, I thought I'll have to answer for the hall before summer:-?? My primary concern is money, I'm worried I'll get a place into halls too expensive (I mean, really, all are for me, but still), and then what if I reject it, and find more expensive accommodation in the primary sector.

    I guess I could move in quicker... but won't be the part time jobs full for the summer? I want to find something very quick. Not sure what my chances are in August.
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    (Original post by emanueladiana)
    Oh, I thought I'll have to answer for the hall before summer:-?? My primary concern is money, I'm worried I'll get a place into halls too expensive (I mean, really, all are for me, but still), and then what if I reject it, and find more expensive accommodation in the primary sector.

    I guess I could move in quicker... but won't be the part time jobs full for the summer? I want to find something very quick. Not sure what my chances are in August.
    When you apply for halls you're asked to put them down in preference. If you apply in time you should get your halls as most people seem to go for the really expensive ones. I think your best bet would be halls in this situation.
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    When you apply for halls you're asked to put them down in preference. If you apply in time you should get your halls as most people seem to go for the really expensive ones. I think your best bet would be halls in this situation.
    Well, thanks for the advice So far my best offer is King's, and they got pretty expensive halls, compared to what I saw at UCL, so fingers crossed for the last one
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    Nightmare. The uni got a increased intake of students so have booked all the cheap accommodation. All my friends got some last year but left me so I have nothing or am going to be screwed with debt I can pay.
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    Cardiff second year here, house for next year signed for and deposit paid!
    3 of us are moving in together from our current house of 5 (problems with other housemates).
    Lovely house
    My advice: look round loads of houses!! We saw around 20 this year before deciding on the one we've gone for. Also view your favourite more than once Try to make sure any work over the summer is agreed - we're getting new carpets upstairs so this is in our agreement and, if you can, look to pay only 1/2 rent over the summer as otherwise you won't have any money!
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    Hey guys.

    i'm new to all this so wish me luck.

    Basically, I'm in two minds whether to live with my flat next year. We are all lads, great mates etc. However, they're so messy and loud. Always drinking and partying.

    Am I over reacting?

    any advice would be great!
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    (Original post by HibbsicleBean19)
    Cardiff second year here, house for next year signed for and deposit paid!
    3 of us are moving in together from our current house of 5 (problems with other housemates).
    Lovely house
    My advice: look round loads of houses!! We saw around 20 this year before deciding on the one we've gone for. Also view your favourite more than once Try to make sure any work over the summer is agreed - we're getting new carpets upstairs so this is in our agreement and, if you can, look to pay only 1/2 rent over the summer as otherwise you won't have any money!
    what sort if problems? As you can see from my previous post I am having a few of my own
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    (Original post by Man-United1996)
    what sort if problems? As you can see from my previous post I am having a few of my own
    A fellow housemate and I clashed badly last semester. I ended up calling the police on her following her threatening me and shoving me up against a wall.
    Seriously consider who you are planning to move in with, don't move in with anyone you could see you having problems with is my advice.
    Bear in mind that you'll be wanting to get work done as 2nd year counts and you need to get good grades. I wouldn't want to live with noisy housemates but then if you think you can deal with it then go ahead.
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    (Original post by HibbsicleBean19)
    A fellow housemate and I clashed badly last semester. I ended up calling the police on her following her threatening me and shoving me up against a wall.
    Seriously consider who you are planning to move in with, don't move in with anyone you could see you having problems with is my advice.
    Bear in mind that you'll be wanting to get work done as 2nd year counts and you need to get good grades. I wouldn't want to live with noisy housemates but then if you think you can deal with it then go ahead.
    Wow that's crazy. That must of been awkward. How did that situation even come about? I have good work ethic so will definitely take the advice and want to do well. I suppose I could talk to the lads about it
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    (Original post by Man-United1996)
    Wow that's crazy. That must of been awkward. How did that situation even come about? I have good work ethic so will definitely take the advice and want to do well. I suppose I could talk to the lads about it
    It was just a stupid, pointless argument that ended up escalating. Yeah have a word with them and see what they say.
 
 
 
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