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    Hello all!

    I've been living at home for two years of my time at university but my friends are keen to get me to live with them for the third. This leaves a dilemma.

    The advantage of living at home is that I'm able to use my grant to pay for my tuition fees and get by working at the weekend to pay for my day-to-day needs and travel. It does however mean little social life and getting up at 6am for 9am or 10am lectures.

    Now my parents are dead set against me choosing to live somewhere else at £75 a week excluding bills if I can't find the money. So I'm not too sure what to do and how I can convince them it would work out. The benefits are more to do with social factors as opposed to anything else so is it worth it?

    I'm in two minds about it and how I go about sorting things out financially.
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    Hello all!

    I've been living at home for two years of my time at university but my friends are keen to get me to live with them for the third. This leaves a dilemma.

    The advantage of living at home is that I'm able to use my grant to pay for my tuition fees and get by working at the weekend to pay for my day-to-day needs and travel. It does however mean little social life and getting up at 6am for 9am or 10am lectures.

    Now my parents are dead set against me choosing to live somewhere else at £75 a week excluding bills if I can't find the money. So I'm not too sure what to do and how I can convince them it would work out. The benefits are more to do with social factors as opposed to anything else so is it worth it?

    I'm in two minds about it and how I go about sorting things out financially.
    I would personally listen to your parents, there are more benefits and cost than living with your outgoing friends in your third year. Simply because...you may know your friends around university or in public but do you know what they really like when it comes to cleaning, responsibility and sorting bills and payments. Fair enough, you missed 2 years of alot of social life but when has the last year of university been a social life, last year is the year of dissertation and graduating. For all we may, 3rd year may not be your last year if living away was bit more complicated than living at home, e.g. You don't get your meals cooked, you have to buy your own food, you have to clean your own clothes, dry them, etc.

    What i'm saying is, whatever motives your friends has, it may be putting your name under the bills. If i'm being paranoid, but if they are really your friends, they would still accept you even if the fact that you decided to to live at home again for the 3rd year.

    Friends comes and goes.
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    Wow that's made me worried!
 
 
 
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