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    Hi
    im gonna try and apply for the accommodations next year, but the problem is that i live too close (15 miles) when they say you have to be over 25 miles away it takes me about an hr and a half to get there aswell, was just wondering what the best reason i could put for increasing my chances of getting them is?
    I've thought about saying that my dads kicking me out, which he says he'll back me up saying that
    (Sorry if this is in the wrong section btw :p: )
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    That's basically fraud, you know.

    If you live too close, you just won't get it. There'll be hundreds (there were thousands who didn't get any uni accommodation last year at Portsmouth) so trying to cheat the system really isn't fair.
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    (Original post by psychocustard)
    That's basically fraud, you know.
    :yep:

    This. If the university have a rule about those who live 'too close', there'll be a reason for it - notably, that they don't have enough accommodation, and need to cater for those who genuinely need it.

    The university wouldn't just make this rule up for fun, to stop you getting a place in halls.
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    Hmm, i know it might not be very fair on someone who is quite far away, but tbh if you don't get the accommodations for ur 1st or 2nd year you miss out on quite a bit i think, and just because their a suitable distance away for 'em dosn't seem very fair to me, it would be better if they just put all the names of ppl in a hat and picked them out randomly (Rest would just have to get private)
    Also, i really can't stand living in my parents house :p:
    Has anyone else considered maybe exaggerating a reason? or what kind of reasons is it their looking for when they ask "explain why you are applying for accommodations"? thx
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    (Original post by Bolyolyoi)
    Hmm, i know it might not be very fair on someone who is quite far away, but tbh if you don't get the accommodations for ur 1st or 2nd year you miss out on quite a bit i think, and just because their a suitable distance away for 'em dosn't seem very fair to me, it would be better if they just put all the names of ppl in a hat and picked them out randomly (Rest would just have to get private)
    Also, i really can't stand living in my parents house :p:
    Has anyone else considered maybe exaggerating a reason? or what kind of reasons is it their looking for when they ask "explain why you are applying for accommodations"? thx
    I dont think the Uni cares about what your missing out on, just getting people into a room.
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    (Original post by Bolyolyoi)
    Hmm, i know it might not be very fair on someone who is quite far away, but tbh if you don't get the accommodations for ur 1st or 2nd year you miss out on quite a bit i think, and just because their a suitable distance away for 'em dosn't seem very fair to me, it would be better if they just put all the names of ppl in a hat and picked them out randomly (Rest would just have to get private)
    Also, i really can't stand living in my parents house :p:
    Has anyone else considered maybe exaggerating a reason? or what kind of reasons is it their looking for when they ask "explain why you are applying for accommodations"? thx
    go further away then!
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    (Original post by Bolyolyoi)
    Hmm, i know it might not be very fair on someone who is quite far away, but tbh if you don't get the accommodations for ur 1st or 2nd year you miss out on quite a bit i think, and just because their a suitable distance away for 'em dosn't seem very fair to me, it would be better if they just put all the names of ppl in a hat and picked them out randomly (Rest would just have to get private)
    Also, i really can't stand living in my parents house :p:
    Has anyone else considered maybe exaggerating a reason? or what kind of reasons is it their looking for when they ask "explain why you are applying for accommodations"? thx
    if you dont wanna stay at home, then why not look at private accomodation. unite have halls in most places, or if not a shared house.

    and it is fair, because at least you can commute, people coming from further away wouldn't be able to.
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    (Original post by Bolyolyoi)
    Hmm, i know it might not be very fair on someone who is quite far away, but tbh if you don't get the accommodations for ur 1st or 2nd year you miss out on quite a bit i think, and just because their a suitable distance away for 'em dosn't seem very fair to me, it would be better if they just put all the names of ppl in a hat and picked them out randomly (Rest would just have to get private)
    Also, i really can't stand living in my parents house :p:
    Has anyone else considered maybe exaggerating a reason? or what kind of reasons is it their looking for when they ask "explain why you are applying for accommodations"? thx
    You actually sound like a complete idiot :/

    It's not fair. Halls aren't everything, and actually, the people I know who live in houses this year are having a much better time than those in halls.

    I can't stand living in my parents' house either, so I went to a uni three hours away. God forbid you should actually fly the nest and move somewhere further away
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    Get a bicycle.
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    You actually sound like a complete idiot :/

    It's not fair. Halls aren't everything, and actually, the people I know who live in houses this year are having a much better time than those in halls.

    I can't stand living in my parents' house either, so I went to a uni three hours away. God forbid you should actually fly the nest and move somewhere further away
    Haha, cheers :p: i don't wanna move uni, love Glasgow and the course im doing, it's just that a good portion of my m8's are in halls and they say its a great laugh, and a really good community kinda is built up.
    Still trying to find a good - truthful(ish) reason if anyone has any idea's could you pm me pls, if you post here you'll no doubt be called selfish etc etc. imo it's better me (doing electronic engineering) than someone doing media or the like getting the place :p:
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    (Original post by Bolyolyoi)
    it's better me (doing electronic engineering) than someone doing media or the like getting the place
    And why would that be?
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    Sorry, just a guy i know who does it and he says its a total skive, so we just take the piss outta him saying if its easy its not worth having lol
 
 
 
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