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    There is always the option of moving out in subsequent years, that is when 'independence' really kicks in what with having to sort out and pay for utilities etc. Halls have all of that factored in. I have saved my money to enable to do go on to further study, I'd rather that than a year of halls.
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    i stayed at home for 2 years
    moved out for 2 years
    and i'm staying at home for another 2

    currently 2/3s of the way through year 1 of the final 2.
    what i can say is that my 2 years away were much better than the first 2 years at home
    and this year has been the worst of the lot because it sucks so much more than staying at uni
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    I'm moving out of my house but I'm staying here unless my boyfriend goes away for university.
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    oh yeah though the only reason staying at home for ME sucks so much is that unless i want to pay 15-20 quid for a taxi, i can't stay out later than 10.30 or i miss the last train home and there's no buses
    if you have some sort of public transport that can get you home at 2/3am then i really can't think of a reason why staying by the uni would be better i'm going to be honest
    that's what really annoys me, only being able to have a 5 hour social life
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    Well I commute (although not from what would be classed as "home" since that's in Swindon and I live on the Wirral with my boyfriend) and I have no problem with it. Socially it makes no difference to me because I don't drink anyway (in terms of going out on the piss).
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    (Original post by munn)
    that's what really annoys me, only being able to have a 5 hour social life
    You could go out in the day to look round shops as well though, your social life doesn't have to be restricted to just going out at night and therefore only 5 hours of the day.
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    (Original post by _Shanice_)
    You could go out in the day to look round shops as well though, your social life doesn't have to be restricted to just going out at night and therefore only 5 hours of the day.
    but i'm in classes so i can't, and on the rare occasions i DO have a break between them, I tend to use that time to study since it's not particularly long enough to go out and do anything interesting
    none of my friends from uni can do anything before 6 really, so all our games of football, nights out, even just playing pool or watching tv has to be done after that
    also shopping is NOT a social exercise
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    (Original post by munn)
    but i'm in classes so i can't, and on the rare occasions i DO have a break between them, I tend to use that time to study since it's not particularly long enough to go out and do anything interesting
    none of my friends from uni can do anything before 6 really, so all our games of football, nights out, even just playing pool or watching tv has to be done after that
    also shopping is NOT a social exercise

    I meant like on a Saturday. And it IS a social exercise if you're spending time with your mates, chatting, having a laugh. Also people tend to go for a coffee if they go to town, and they go to town initially to look round shops so therefore - SOCIAL.

    And I was only trying to bloody help.
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    (Original post by _Shanice_)
    I meant like on a Saturday. And it IS a social exercise if you're spending time with your mates, chatting, having a laugh. Also people tend to go for a coffee if they go to town, and they go to town initially to look round shops so therefore - SOCIAL.

    And I was only trying to bloody help.
    But that doesn't need to be done by going shopping.
    You can just as easily go to the pub and do all of that during the day, which surely i would have taken into account when saying I can only have a 5 hour social life if I actually had free time during the days (including weekends, which I haven't seen since 2004 as I've worked almost every single one since)?
    No?
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    All the people I know that didnt move out like it but don't love it. they wish theyd moved out but they still like uni

    Im glad i moved out
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    (Original post by munn)
    But that doesn't need to be done by going shopping.
    You can just as easily go to the pub and do all of that during the day, which surely i would have taken into account when saying I can only have a 5 hour social life if I actually had free time during the days (including weekends, which I haven't seen since 2004 as I've worked almost every single one since)?
    No?
    I wasn't saying you HAD to go shopping for christ sake, it was just an example!!

    My point was you don't have to just base your social life on night time, and shopping was an example of a daytime activity since your social life also doesn't HAVE to be based on going out drinking. Which was why I didn't bother to mention the pub.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    I've often seen this used on 'should I live at home or at uni?' threads as an argument against living at home, but I've only come across a few people who stayed at home and actually say they wish they hadn't.

    So, I was wondering: have I not met the 'right' commuter students and the majority who stay at home actually do regret it, or is this comment how people who moved to uni and liked it imagine people who stayed at home feel?
    I did my BA from home and don't regret it at all. Best of both worlds I found. I've since studied for an MA away from home, living in halls and the experience really isn't all that it's cracked up to be IMHO.

    I had a fab social life on my BA though, both during the day and evening/night life. I think you've got to be prepared to work for it though
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    (Original post by _Shanice_)
    I wasn't saying you HAD to go shopping for christ sake, it was just an example!!

    My point was you don't have to just base your social life on night time, and shopping was an example of a daytime activity since your social life also doesn't HAVE to be based on going out drinking. Which was why I didn't bother to mention the pub.
    Sorry, my interpretation of your post was that you thought I considered a social life going out drinking/clubbing (and thus can only do it at night), when what I really meant was I have work/uni/bed to attend to before 5/6pm every day of the week, meaning i can only socialise between the hours of 5/6 and 10.30pm, hence the 5 hour social life. I thought that'd be pretty clear and I'm still pretty certain I made it clear in my first reply to you so I don't know why we're continuing.

    But just to make sure

    I CAN'T SOCIALISE DURING THE DAY BECAUSE I'M BUSY SO I CAN ONLY SOCIALISE AFTER 5/6PM
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    (Original post by munn)
    Sorry, my interpretation of your post was that you thought I considered a social life going out drinking/clubbing (and thus can only do it at night), when what I really meant was I have work/uni/bed to attend to before 5/6pm every day of the week, meaning i can only socialise between the hours of 5/6 and 10.30pm, hence the 5 hour social life. I thought that'd be pretty clear and I'm still pretty certain I made it clear in my first reply to you so I don't know why we're continuing.

    But just to make sure

    I CAN'T SOCIALISE DURING THE DAY BECAUSE I'M BUSY SO I CAN ONLY SOCIALISE AFTER 5/6PM
    That was what I thought actually. YOU DON'T NEED TO TYPE IN CAPITALS - it's ignorant, and comes across as shouting as you should already know. When you were saying about how you could only socialise at night it came across that you meant in terms of drinking/clubbing as I recall you said you couldn't stay out later than 10:30 which I assumed you meant in reference to staying out getting drunk. SO I was only trying to suggest other things to do and I was carrying it on BECAUSE I was clarying my posts for you because it seemed like you didn't get the point I was making. Like I said before I was only trying to be helpful - was there any need to throw it back at me for no reason?!

    I was just trying to give some FRIENDLY ADVICE. That was all.
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    I wish I could commute to university if I'm honest but I live 60 odd miles away so it's not an option. It really depends on you to be honest- when I got to halls I was really excited, but I have made 90% of my friends on my course rather than in halls and it can get so cramped and dirty here that I wonder why I wanted to move out of home. It undeniably has lots of good points like proximity to uni and the union so you're never more than 10 minutes away from a cheap drink with your mates, but then I have to weigh that up with the fact that my neighbour has kept me awake playing **** rap and r n'b till 8 in the morning before and I absolutely hate his guts.

    To summarise... I think that living in halls is good for the experience but if you think you'll really miss your home comforts and having a few minutes peace and privacy sometimes then why not wait till next year when you can move in with some people that you like and who you've chosen, rather than who the university has shoved you with?
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    (Original post by _Shanice_)
    That was what I thought actually. YOU DON'T NEED TO TYPE IN CAPITALS - it's ignorant, and comes across as shouting as you should already know. When you were saying about how you could only socialise at night it came across that you meant in terms of drinking/clubbing as I recall you said you couldn't stay out later than 10:30 which I assumed you meant in reference to staying out getting drunk. SO I was only trying to suggest other things to do and I was carrying it on BECAUSE I was clarying my posts for you because it seemed like you didn't get the point I was making. Like I said before I was only trying to be helpful - was there any need to throw it back at me for no reason?!

    I was just trying to give some FRIENDLY ADVICE. That was all.
    and i told you in my very first reply to your post that the reason I can't socialise during the day is because i'm busy, which you then dutifully ignored to inform me that in fact shopping is a social exercise, when what you really meant was going out with your friends and chatting is a social exercise, and that is something you can do when shopping.
    I've reread my first reply and I don't know where I'm being rude.
    You however ignored my point that i CAN'T socialise during the day, then signed off with the lovely comment "I was only trying to bloody help".

    So why on earth am I going to be polite after that?
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    I'm planning to stay at home. Luckily my uni is just 20 minutes on the tube here in London so really easy. In fact, it's easier than the uni accommodation so yeh. Also why should I live in a some place smaller than I am now? It makes no sense. I have a nice bedroom here at my parents and I don't intend to downsize for no logical reason.
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    (Original post by munn)
    and i told you in my very first reply to your post that the reason I can't socialise during the day is because i'm busy, which you then dutifully ignored to inform me that in fact shopping is a social exercise, when what you really meant was going out with your friends and chatting is a social exercise, and that is something you can do when shopping.
    I've reread my first reply and I don't know where I'm being rude.
    You however ignored my point that i CAN'T socialise during the day, then signed off with the lovely comment "I was only trying to bloody help".

    So why on earth am I going to be polite after that?

    I wasn't ignoring your point that you can't socialise during the day, I was just making the point that I was trying to be helpful.

    And I replied like that because obviously I didn't feel like you were being polite with me saying "shopping is NOT a social activity" or however you phrased it, it just came across as dismissing it rather rudely so that's why I replied "I was only trying to bloody help" - however I meant nothing by that comment except that I was in fact just making a suggestion and trying to be helpful.
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    omg you're doing optometry at anglia ruskin 09-12

    my best friends brother is doing the exact same course at the same uni omfg what a coincedence
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    (Original post by munn)

    So why on earth am I going to be polite after that?

    I apologise if my comments came across the wrong way, ok.
 
 
 
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