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    (Original post by Nik P)
    If you had to share a room with someone at uni would you do so?... and if not what would you do?...
    I would rather not go to uni than have to share with someone. Having no siblings, I'm used to my own space. Also, I can't stand people snoring. I went to an organised camp once and I had to share a room with 2 other people. 1 of them snored and it kept me awake all week.
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    (Original post by covered farm wa)
    Do you think that I'd refuse to go to uni if I couldn't have the room I wanted?
    Er i would. In fact, i did. It was a toss up between two unis for me and i decided against one of them because they said id have to share a room. It wasnt the only factor but i think it was the one that swung it for me - in fact, im pretty sure that if they'd said I could have my own room i would be at that university now. It's not that im a "spoilt brat" or anything, if you knew me you'd know that was far from the truth. It's just im the type of person who needs my own space. It would do my head in having something there all the time. I like quiet time to myself and if you're in the same room as someone that you don't know then you'd feel like you have to make conversation all the time when sometimes you just wanna chill and have time to think. University life is quite intense as far as living/socialising/studying with the same people goes and if I had nowhere to go and be on my own then I think I would go insane.

    I have trouble sleeping at times as well and occassionally get up at odd times in the night to watch tv or something to send me off to sleep. I'm not inconsiderate. In fact its the opposite, im very considerate which is why i would find it difficult. I wouldnt feel like id be able to do this because i'd wake my roommate up and i'd hate setting my alarmclock for fear of waking them up at 7am when they have no lectures until 3pm or something.
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    (Original post by LittleMinx)
    Er i would. In fact, i did. It was a toss up between two unis for me and i decided against one of them because they said id have to share a room. It wasnt the only factor but i think it was the one that swung it for me - in fact, im pretty sure that if they'd said I could have my own room i would be at that university now. It's not that im a "spoilt brat" or anything, if you knew me you'd know that was far from the truth. It's just im the type of person who needs my own space. It would do my head in having something there all the time. I like quiet time to myself and if you're in the same room as someone that you don't know then you'd feel like you have to make conversation all the time when sometimes you just wanna chill and have time to think. University life is quite intense as far as living/socialising/studying with the same people goes and if I had nowhere to go and be on my own then I think I would go insane.

    I have trouble sleeping at times as well and occassionally get up at odd times in the night to watch tv or something to send me off to sleep. I'm not inconsiderate. In fact its the opposite, im very considerate which is why i would find it difficult. I wouldnt feel like id be able to do this because i'd wake my roommate up and i'd hate setting my alarmclock for fear of waking them up at 7am when they have no lectures until 3pm or something.
    I agree with this totally. I had an offer from Durham, but one of the main reasons I decided not to accept it was that you often have to share a room. I live with my mum and she works a lot so I am used to having the house to myself a lot, so going from that amount of space to having a share a room would be too weird for me. If it was for a term I could probably just about cope, but I wouldn't like it, and it if was for a whole year I don't know what I would do. Probably stay, but make sure the accomodation people knew that if any rooms came free I would definitely be wanting it.
    I don't know if I would be a good roommate or not. Probably not, because I would be ratty from the sudden deprivation of personal space. I'm also a delicate flower with asthma and allergies that keep me from sleeping every so often, and I'm not sure that wheezing is an attractive quality in a roommate.
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    my brother shared in his first year at leeds. the guy he shared with wasn't carefully chosen because my brothers original roomate found a friend with a hosue after 3 days so moved out after like 2 nights and this guy was the top of the waiting list (he was from leeds so wasn't guarenteed accomodation cos he lived so close) and he and my brother got on well. they were pretty different and had different taste in music (this lad was a pet shop boys fanatic) and they were awake at different times (the lad used to do all his computing at like 3 in the morning and sleep all day, my brother had 9am lectures every day)... but despite all this they did get on really well cos they both compromised a bit and just got on with it... plus their rent was pretty much the cheapest in leeds#

    i know i won't be in shared accomodation cos i've already been told my exact address! (and i have a large bed )

    lou xxx
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    (Original post by lou p lou)


    i know i won't be in shared accomodation cos i've already been told my exact address! (and i have a large bed )

    lou xxx
    Yeah mine's not a shared room but the bed is single, sadly

    I think I'd rather have my own room with a single bed than a shared room with a double though.
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    no f*cking way.. You never know if the stranger is going to be your type of person..and to live with someone you don't like at least a liitle bit can be a MAJOR PAIN IN THE ASS..seriously.
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    can anyone think of a good excuse to write on your accomdoation form to give you a high chance of not having to share a room?!
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    (Original post by steerpike1985)
    can anyone think of a good excuse to write on your accomdoation form to give you a high chance of not having to share a room?!
    You snore loudly and have been known to sleep walk! That should do it!!
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    (Original post by SciFi25)
    You snore loudly and have been known to sleep walk! That should do it!!
    a good plan! In fact I have slept walked twice so I technically would not be lying!
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    (Original post by Nik P)
    If you had to share a room with someone at uni would you do so?... and if not what would you do?...
    Only if it was a good looking girl!

    I prefer to have my own free space actualy though. Are there many unis that have shared bedrooms then?
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    (Original post by steerpike1985)
    can anyone think of a good excuse to write on your accomdoation form to give you a high chance of not having to share a room?!
    Some places (eg. durham) force you to in some places but where you get a choice of residences just apply to the ones with no shared rooms.
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    (Original post by steerpike1985)
    can anyone think of a good excuse to write on your accomdoation form to give you a high chance of not having to share a room?!
    Make yourself really unlikeable. Obviously, you perform religious rituls involving lots of blood every full moon. And you have an imaginery friend called Cecil.
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    I think I agree with Katy here. Like most people I'd rather have my own room because I like my own space, but if I had to share I think I could cope with it if the person was nice enough. Sure you would probably have to compromise on certain issues, but that would be good practise for the future! I assume none of you share a room with a brother or sister? I don't either, but I used to. It would be similar to that.
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    Stuff sharing. Too much casual sex going on to share a room, it'd be lousy !


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    (Original post by ~Sam~)
    I assume none of you share a room with a brother or sister? I don't either, but I used to. It would be similar to that.
    I do, its awful! This is why i can't wait for uni to get a SINGLE room!
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    I'd never share. Too mcuh casual sex going on, to do that. It'd be a nightmare. Honest it would be crap. Plus studying woul dbe difficult
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    No I wouldn't consider sharing. As it happens, the halls I have been accepted in even have an en-suite shower rooms!!
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    I could not share a room at all. I wouldnt feel comfortable with what i was doing, like paying music or inviting friends over.

    At which unis do you have to do this!?!?!?!??!
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    (Original post by shellebell)
    I could not share a room at all. I wouldnt feel comfortable with what i was doing, like paying music or inviting friends over.

    At which unis do you have to do this!?!?!?!??!

    In American Universitites it's really common. In fact some places have more than two people share a room, but usually the rooms for three peope are a bit larger. I kind of like the idea seeing as how it's a great way to meet people (if you get a good roomie - but most are cool). Since you're both in a completely new environment most peoples roommate relationship becomes somewhat of a lifeline the first few days before you make friends from clubs and societies and the like. Plus it helps cut down on the cost for the poor college student which is always a good thing!
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    Sharing a room is not my thing admittedly, particularly with someone I do not know. It would be awful if you did not get along with them, and even if you did get along with them, ti would be nice tp have your own private space now and again, which you wouldn;t necessarily get unless thje person you were sharing a room with had a course with lots of contact hours and you didn't!
 
 
 
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