I've been reading everyone's replies and I understand every1s view, but I'm trying to be unbias here.
As a QMUL student I know the benefits of living out but I also know the downsides. If you want honesty, then the downsides outweigh the benefits. When the downsides outweigh the benefits, then there's gotta be consequences.
Two of my mates have failed their first year coz they were working (employment), and also socilising too much. Someone mentioned sumthing about balancing work and pleasure, but trust me pleasure always wins! When u're having such a good time, then u're not wanna do any work.
Without having to scare any1, my two mates have been chucked out of uni coz they failed their first year, and now they really wish they didnt live in halls.
In terms of people saving money, well thats good, but the people that save up are a minority of students, and I'm trying to show the people who havent saved and will b living on a loan cheque and job, that it is very likely that pleasure will overcome work.
In regards to Fluffy's view, I see that u r very bias towards QMUL, and I'm also a QMUL student and yet I'm showing unbias. What 'm trying to do here is warn people of the consequences of living out, and try and stop people from making the same mistake that myself and many of my friends made. Just out of curiosity have you lived in halls before?? If you have then I respect your opinion, but if you haven't then I dont think u're in any place to be making judgements.
In regards to Pooley house not being expensive, if you dont mind spending 4 grand a year for your own little fridge next to your bed, that's up to you. But remember, for 4 grand you can get a much bigger flat with a bigger kitchen, own living room, and you can buy 5 extra mini fridges if you wanted to, and you would still end up paying less than 4 grand.
At the end of the day I'm giving my own opinions of what the troubles are of living out. If you choose to use my info, then its up to you, but I really wish that some1 had told me what I have just written before I moved in to halls, then I would have had a more enjoyable first year.