If for some reason you were given private acc in the 1st year would you still go UNI? Watch

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BBJai
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for some reason i may be given private accomodation for Birmingahm UNI in the 1st year.. (because my acc form was late, which wasnt my fault) so i will be away from campus.. do you think that its still a good idea to go? because it will be more difficult to make friends this way wouldnt it? hmm.. i'm in a real dillemma right now... please help , thanks
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Have you called up the accomodation office and expressed your concerns?
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no i havent, i didnt know you could do this.. i got a letter from Birming UNI and they said that i may have to go private, or maybe i wont. i shall be told the outcome by september and so just left it at that. if for some unlucky reason i did get private acc, would it be a good idea to still go?
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(Original post by BBJai)
no i havent, i didnt know you could do this.. i got a letter from Birming UNI and they said that i may have to go private, or maybe i wont. i shall be told the outcome by september and so just left it at that. if for some unlucky reason i did get private acc, would it be a good idea to still go?

I was thinking that if i didn't get into my first choice, its really quite difficult b/c you prolly wouldn't get the full uni experience, however some unis have 'studenty private accomodation' like in manchester they have something called ' student village' which sounds pretty cool, it isn't actually halls BUT i think you still get the 'experience'.

I think you should ring up the uni, and tell them your concerns and ask them if they have ANY vancanies in halls!?
...good luck
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It would be far better if you could get a place in university accommodation, but if you can't, it's not worth not going over. You'll just have to make a bit more of an effort to socialise than you would otherwise.
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The chances are that someone in halls will drop out during the first few months, so if i were you id still go there, see how it goes in private - u might love it, and you can always keep in touch with the accomodation office to see if any vacancies come up in halls. Whats ur insurance??Would you rather go there and have halls or go to brum and have private for a period of time?
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The chances are that someone in halls will drop out during the first few months, so if i were you id still go there, see how it goes in private - u might love it, and you can always keep in touch with the accomodation office to see if any vacancies come up in halls. Whats ur insurance??Would you rather go there and have halls or go to brum and have private for a period of time?
my insurance is Reading, who say that THEY will fill out an accomodation form for you instead of you filling in one yourself. Now that you put it that way i spose i would rather go to brum and live privately for a while, thanks for that interesting point. ^^
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If you get the grades, before you accept the offer- ask to see the accomodation. Its vital to see where you're staying! The only thing stopping you from having a great social life at uni is yourself. This would be no different from living at home, except more independance, more freedom and more wild drinking sessions.

You never know, it could be right near to a super-club and everyone will be dying to crash out at yours after a serious night out. Or it could be next to a huge library 8-) ...whatever floats your boat.
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Im going to be in private accomodation in my first year - only because it was half the price of halls and im trying to do it as cheap as possible. I assume you will still be living with students? 2 of my friends lived at home whilst at uni and they said it was easy to make friends so Im not that worried. I lived in a student village before and found they were overpriced for what they were so Im really looking forward to some decent accomodation
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If you join a bugger load of societies you shouldnt really have trouble making friends, not everyone gets along great with their room mates, i guarantee you will make friends as everyone is in the same boat as you.

Just spark up a conversation, i made some of my best friends during registration, simply by looking at the names on their papers and going, "hmm, thats an interesting name", lol

A little bit nosey, but whatever little you can do to get conversation going, and take it from there.
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Hey,

I've just finished my my first year at Leicester Uni. Me and my boyfriend (who was already at the uni) got our own place together. Before I started I was sooooooooooo nervous that I wouldn't make any friends and I'd be left out of everything cos I wasn't in halls. I couldn't have been more wrong though. I made a great group of friends through my course and I was always going back to halls with my friends anyway. I stayed over at my mates loads and so was friends with all his freinds in halls too. I also joined my uni's RAG association and I was voted Vice President for this year! I never thought I'd even have friends let alone have people vote for me to be VP!

So don't let it put you off! You'll be able to get to sleep without having people banging about at all hours and you'll make friends really easy too!
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