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    (Original post by paddy)
    I don't see why anyone would stay at home.

    You have to move out sooner or later; living out encourages you to learn how to be independent and make friends, plus halls are almost always in more convenient locations for uni.

    Personally, I'd had enough of home by the time I left for uni. I'd felt ready to leave home from about the age of 17, so when it got around to it I jumped at the chance. To me, uni is about so much more than a degree - it's about the learning experience. At some point in the future, you may have to live with a messy housemate or away from the comforts of 'home' - why not do it at a time when a large number of other people are in the same boat as you, and so can support you - and you have cleaners, too (this was also my logic for not going for an en-suite; I'm probably going to have to share my bathroom at some point in the future, whilst I have cleaners to clean it once or twice a week I may as well begin the learning process).

    I understand people living at home for financial reasons, but they just seem to miss out on both the social life (and it's not only nights out - you meet so many people through living with and around them, it's such a change) and the learning experience of living with people you might not've expected in a way that you're not used to.

    (Original post by itsraining)
    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.
    For me, personally, the learning curve of being with different people in a different way of life was enough of a reason. You do learn so much from living both away from home and at university, and I wouldn't've wanted to miss out on that learning and experience.

    I live at home, honestly not that fussed.
    Most of my old friends stayed around me, it seems far more common in London somehow. I save a ton on rent/debts, I have a lot done for me. You guys talk about a 'learning curve', as thought living in halls is the way to learn how to be independent. Wtf, I'm not a retard, I could easily live away, I know how to use a washing machine, how to cook, how to clean... I just have the option not to. Obvs some things I'm missing out on, but overall I don't do too badly.

    My best friend really wants me to move in with her next year, I don't know if I can even be bothered to though.

    i stayed at home in the first year of my old course and i hated it, i also had a part time job down here, so while everyone else knew each other from halls and freshers weeks and everything, not only did i have that disadvantage, when the went out at the weekends i had to come home and work every weekend. i completely regretted not getting as far away as i could and living in halls!
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