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    I don't know if this has been answered but do you share showers at uni?
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    (Original post by Windsprite)
    I don't know if this has been answered but do you share showers at uni?
    That depends on whether you choose to have an en-suite room or not.
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    Ahhh reading these have made me even more excited!
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    I think I may have just wet myself. :woo:


    PS.
    What's all this "kitchen cupboard" crap?... and fridge space crap :| crapcrapcrap.. etc?
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    I got there at 10am, which was when we could first pick up our keys. Got there and a student helper carried some things up with me and my dad to show me my mum. I dumped everything in my room then took the kitchen things into the kitchen.

    First year I shared a kitchen with 19 people. Ouch. Busy.

    It was so hectic the first few hours with peoples parents milling around and people putting pots and pans away. Once it started to air out a bit, someone brought in some sambuca, shots etc. and we all sat around the table drinking and talking.

    We went to the Uni meeting/introduction thing at about 6pm, and then down to our college bar til about 2am.

    I can't remember how I slept. Or if I slept.

    We met others in the hall by going on a "kitchen rampage" which only really makes sense if you know the layout of our building (a square with accessible kitchens in each 4 corners).

    Had an amazing time
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    I'm really excited now

    Only thing I'm worried about is being left with no friends! I don't know why, its not as if I'm really unsocial lol
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    I moved in during the morning (think I was 1st person in my flat to arrive.) Had to keep going up and down to the car 'cos I bought so much stuff haha After some of my other flatmates arrived, met them and we went for a walk around the campus That's all I can remember really. It wasn't as nerve-racking as I thought it would be though which was good.
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    It was horrible. All my flatmates had friends moving into the same halls, they were all invited round our flat and half my cutlery got nicked.
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    As soon as I started knocking back the peach schnapps I don'r remember, sorry
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    when i moved it, i first went up to me room with nothing see what it looked like and that, my room was next to the kitchen, and i had to pass the kitchen to get to me room, so as i walked pass, saw people in there, went in said me hellos and that, then went to get all me gear up, ones i was sorted with food shopping and drink,
    mum and dad had gone, so sitting in the kitchen talking about stuff, then it was like fancy a beer and that was that

    first night sleep i was drunk so yeah, we all was, we was the first big flat party
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    (Original post by happy-and-lost)
    It was horrible. All my flatmates had friends moving into the same halls, they were all invited round our flat and half my cutlery got nicked.
    That's what I'm wondering, since it's a shared kitchen/bathroom etc people can just help themselves to what they want ;/. So if you have food in the fridge or cupboard people can just stinge it ><.
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    so glad to hear there are other non drinkers out there
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    (Original post by edanon)
    When you actually move into your halls of residence whats it like?

    Do you just fall in through the door caryring all your clothes n stuff followed by your dad carrying some other crap? then head into the kitchen and bump into your first flat mate and just say "sup".

    i mean.. i'm not worried or anything but it sounds an odd thing to have to do... all moving in at the same time... having to meet each other with parents around..

    what did you do when u first moved in? whack some cheese on toast under the grill and have a beer while getting to know each other? how was the first nights sleep? and what was it like the first full day? do you go shopping with ur halls mates or did you just hang by yourself? How do you first get to actually meet everyone in your halls? and is there anyone who actually still doesn't really know the people on their floor?

    i'm fairly excited as you may be able to see.
    Well the first thing i did was walk through the door with all of my things, and get it all set up with the parents and that. Once they had left i just kept my door open and said hi to the other folks in my hall (my hall is floor type, not flats). We all went to the union and that to get tickets to the night out event. Then Came the drinking, and more drinking and after that, i dont remember
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    I was looking forward to uni, but the more I read the more it seems like I'm going to be so different!

    I already have no confidence so first day will be interesting..... Along with me being at 'partner college' rather than main uni, so that'll make it even more difficult even though I'll be in halls

    I was hoping that not everyone goes with parents, but just as I thought 99% are. I'll be going on my own on the train so won't have most things as I'll be buying them when I'm there. Oh dear.... My mate said make sure I have drink/sweets to share, so going to have to run around like a mad person trying to buy something to share. Even though people would understand why I couldn't take everything, it wouldn't be the best first impression!!
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    (Original post by Daisuke)
    That's what I'm wondering, since it's a shared kitchen/bathroom etc people can just help themselves to what they want ;/. So if you have food in the fridge or cupboard people can just stinge it ><.
    Most don't though. My boyfriend lived with the worst people imaginable in his first year and all that got nicked wasa samll sharp knife, and that only happened because loads of people ahd the same one
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    I have no idea how i'm going to get my stuff up to Sheffield! What did you all take with you anyway? :confused:
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    I arrived, no-one was here, did some food shopping with my mum, mum and step-dad went home. then I arranged my room and rang my ex-boyfriend for a bit. still no-one here. went to the hall bar for a bit, panicked because I didn't know anyone and hadn't clicked that it's alright to talk to complete strangers in freshers week. then I realised I'd locked myself out of my flat and had to go find someone to let me back in.

    came back to my flat, had a bath and wept continuously. it was ****. beyond ****.

    still, I've had a really good time since then so don't worry about it.
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    AWWWW!!!! You're all so cute it's making me nostalgic!!!!

    To answer a few questions that may/may not already have been answered: Shared kitchens/cupboards/fridge space etc. usually halls kitchens have enough cupboards for everyone to have one each for all their crap (mine was tiny lol). Shared bathrooms depends on the types of accomodation offered by the uni, usually there's no more than 5 to one bathroom if it's shared. Regarding drinking/socialising, don't feel you have to if you don't want to, I didn't really drink that much on my first night out. It's quite daunting, but just get out and meet people on your first week, chat to anyone and everyone, and you'll find someone you get on with.

    My first day was spent unpacking, I moved in on the last possible day and the rest of my flatmates were out, but there was one other girl moving in at the same time, so we got chatting. Went into town with the rentals to explore - essential to do if you've only attended the open day and aren't familiar with the town. Also: Get a map of the town your uni is in, really really useful (especially for househunting later on). Unpacked all me stuff, got the rentals to help me sort the technical stuff like getting laptops connected cos I'm crap at technological things. They then buggered off leaving me to faff about on my own a bit (everyone else was out). Kept me door open though, so when they got back they came in and chatted. Was quite lucky cos I hadn't prebooked any freshers events, but they'd got a spare ticket for the party that night, and had already made plans to invite the neighbours round, so I was sorted really. Personally I never really did homesickness, my rents know I love em, they're only a phone call away and at the end of the day I was having too much fun to care. When you first move in though, you do get a bit of a moment when you realise: "Oooh. Freedom. Right. What do I do now?...".

    Another thing (last one, promise): don't worry if you don't get on with your flatmates, you continue meeting new people right the way through the year so don't fret it. Although I got on with my halls flatmates, we were never really "friends" beyond freshers week (ain't seen most since 1st year). Having said that, I now live with 4 people whom I met on that first night in Cardiff. The other one I met on my second night. Have fun guys!!!!!
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    This is such a good thread!
 
 
 

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