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    I have the option of staying at home, or moving away.

    Im sure people have asked this question loads, so sorry if i've repeated it, i couldn't find any of the threads.

    Basically, i would get a car if i stayed home, so i'd be able to get places easier, but would i miss out on things?

    Considering ill still be 17 when i go, would it be a good idea to stay at home, then maybe move out with friends in 3rd year? (5 year course)

    thanks so much for any help xxx
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    Up to you, just make sure living away or at home, you don't have to repeat the year, or else you have a (6 year course on your hand).
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    This is a very hard issue to give advice on because, usually, people only have experience of one and if they have experience of both it's almost always because the other didn't work out ... so the vast majority are unable to compare the two in a fair manner. I can tell you I find living at home suits me, I cannot say whether living away would suit me more or less, nor am I able to tell you which would suit you.

    My advice is this: write five lists. One for positives of living at home, one of negatives of living at home, one for positives of living away, one for negatives of living away and one for things you want from university. Use those to decide which suits you best before going to uni, because whilst it's not impossible to change, it can be difficult.
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    Move, move, move, you will regret it otherwise, trust me!
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    Yes move you have to experience it Unless you are a very unsociable person who doesnt like other people and stuff ...... personally id go just to experience life from home, your growing up and therefore need to learn to stand on your own too feet and this is maybe one of the greatest steps toward that in my own personal opinion anyway
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    For the love of god, move away. University is as much about getting that first taste of independence as it is about your course. It's about learning to look after yourself, manage your finances, live with a whole variety of other people...

    I'm not saying you won't have a good time if you stay at home... but I can guarantee you won't meet as many people, or socialise as much, as you would living in halls. Everyone I know missed living in halls a hell of a lot in 2nd year onwards, even though most of us were still living together in groups of 3 to 6. Halls was epic.
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    Stay at home and save yourself a load of hassle and money, the "uni experience" everyones always banging on about is wayyy overrated.

    In my opinion...of course.
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    If you do not go to halls, promise me it won't be to "save money", money can be brought back again, but the true uni experience, I doubt, can.
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    I'm faced with a similiar decision.

    Well, Im not really, since all of my Offers are at least 120 miles from my home, so - yeah.

    But if it were me, and I was within travelling distance of my house (<50 miles) I'd still want to live in student halls.

    Think about it. It's one year of your life, and it will define you, whether it's a good experience or bad experience, it will teach you how to be independent, and if you feel you have to move back home at the end of the first year, it's still taught you a valuable life lesson.
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    I went for the compromise option of living away from home, but close enough (~1 hour in the car) that I can come home pretty frequently if I want to.
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    I had to make this decision as well, I chose a uni which was close by but I moved into halls. I have made loads of new friends, gained my independence and most of my friends who chose to live at home only meet people on their course. It is hard sometimes but I made the right choice. Also if I have an hour or two break I come back to my room but they have to wait on campus. I would try and stick it out for at least a year like someone who I knew who lived in halls 1st and 3rd year but lived at home in their 2nd year. You will know what to do. If you do decide after a week or two that you have made a big mistake then its easier to move back home again then find a place in halls. good luck!
 
 
 
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