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    Ok, heres the issue...I'm going to be doing an Diploma at university thats about a 35 min drive away from my home. The course is only one year but it consists of 9-3 days everyday. Do I stay at home and drive in everyday or stay in halls of residence (which isn't a money issue) and get a taste of the uni experience?
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    Stay in halls!
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    If money is no object, and your university will give you a place in halls (they might not, with you being local) then I would stay in halls. It will be easier to make friends and you'll become more independent.
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    Halls!!!! It'll be easier to make mates and get away with things your parents would never approve of!
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    yeah, if you can get a place in halls then do, you'll make friends there and you can don what you want - get really drunk and all, you parents will never know
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    I would stay in halls so you can get a good experience in university. You can be close with friends and hang out and have lunch/dinner with each other.
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    If you can, stay in halls. My mum regrets not being able to stay in halls for her degree because she feels she missed out on socialising, societies, and uni life in general.
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    Stay in halls, otherwise you won't know what you've missed and regret it for the rest of your life.
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    (Original post by ancientone)
    Stay in halls, otherwise you won't know what you've missed and regret it for the rest of your life.
    Exactly and if you don't like halls or whatever you're not even there for a year. You won't notice it, you'll be drunk most of the time !!
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    Some universities only guarantee places in halls to those who live a certain distance away, but if you can get a place, definitely live on campus. It's part of the university experience and you won't have the same social life as everyone else if you don't live on campus.
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    Thanks guys. Bearing in mind I will be going on to do a 3 yr degree course farther away afterwards, so I'll defo be stayin in halls then. I'm just unsure whether its worth it for a year?
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    Most people only stay in halls for a uni cos their uni can't accommodate them for a year So it should be just as worth it
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    I only did a year in halls in my first incarnation as a student, and though I wouldn't consider now(too old you see), I wouldn't have missed the chance at 19, which was when I did it. Always worth it for the experience- and isn't that what Unis all about?
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    you're too old now a year later? Surely you can't have changed that much ancientone?

    I would definitely say halls too, more independence away from your parents and more of an opportunity to make friends. Plus, an hour 10 driving is a waste of time when you could wake up much later in the morning for lectures. xx
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    Stay in halls, you'll find it a lot easier to meet people
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    The term 'Ancient One' was chosen with some care. Sorry, I forget that it's not generally known that I'm a mature student on my second fling at uni. However things have changed, some for the better and some for the worse (the loss of hair being by far the worst).
 
 
 
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