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    I'm unsure about this. Obviously, the course comes first, but I still don't know whether to stay home or move out.

    Financially, living at home would be better. Food paid for, roof over my head etc. But i've been living off my parents for 17 years, I think it's time to grow up.

    But I think if I do that i'd miss out on the 'Uni life'. But It'd be expensive, and i can't see myself getting a job.

    Was anyone in this same dilemma? Which did you go for?
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    Don't stay at home!
    You won't be at all independent or grow up. And you'll miss out on a lot.
    Get a job this year and save, then go home for free roast dinners :P.
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    Get a Job Get a Job Get a Job!!!
    & a Loan.
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    What will your loan situation be like?
    With full/most of the loans etc etc its quite easy to live away without a job.. savings help but aren't a neccessity.
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    Definately move before I went to uni I was really reliant on my folks and scared to do a lot of things but going to uni meant I had to force myself to be independent and alot of things that would have bothered me before uni just don't bother me anymore.
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    There are obvious social benefits of living in halls. It makes it much easier to make friends, go to events. You generally get more freedom. You learn independence (like cooking, budgeting, cleaning etc).

    However, that's not to say you can't have a full and enjoyable social life if you stay at home. It can be done, it just takes a little effort to make sure you are fully involved in uni life. I know people who have done it and got on fine. Although, tbh, one of them spent a lot of time staying over at friends/boyfriends in halls. Obviously this meant she had made friends to start with, but also she still got freedom. Plus this took away some of the financial benefit since she was buying food for herself a fair bit.
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    Definitely move away! Even if halls aren't your idea of fun, find a few people to share a house or large flat with. It's great having other people from my course around all day, but if I need privacy or alone time I can always chill in my room for a bit or go get the bus to see my boyfriend.

    Don't live with parents or relatives! Even though it'd be cheaper, you'll miss out on a bunch of events and socialising time with other people at the uni. Plus if it means you have to travel, assuming they don't live close tohe uni, that can be ridiculously stressful in the morning if you're studying in a big town or city.
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    I'm staying at home and i'm quite enjoying it so far - i'm still going out to quite a few events and meeting loads of people. Do what feels right
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    Thank **** I moved away.

    It's not for everyone, I'm just putting it out there. One of the best decisions ever.
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    Last year I stayed in halls... It was really fun for a few months, then the novelty wore off. Perhaps it's because I'm a mature student (23) and being around 18 year olds going nuts because they didn't have Mummy and Daddy controlling them for the first time just got tiresome. I didn't really have much in common with the people in my building so didn't go out much with them after the first few months.

    This year I decided to move back home, it doesn't work out much cheaper because I still have to pay rent (not much) and travel costs... Plus it takes about 75 minutes to get to uni. But I do get all my food.
    So far I'm finding it great, I'm still going out with uni friends (despite not making close friends in halls, I made very close friends with people in my classes) and am really enjoying uni life right now.

    I would suggest trying halls the first year and seeing how you like it. I guess it's a love-hate thing, although check your halls before you move in (mine were pretty grim). It's only 9 months so if you really don't like it, you can decide to move home at the end of the year.

    Just don't let people tell you "OMG you wont get the full experience of uni if you don't live in halls" - I was told that, it's ********.
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    I personally think living away from home is way overrated. I wish I had of stayed at home.
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    (Original post by CookieDoughLove)
    I personally think living away from home is way overrated. I wish I had of stayed at home.
    How come?
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    (Original post by Tom Wigan)
    I'm unsure about this. Obviously, the course comes first, but I still don't know whether to stay home or move out.

    Financially, living at home would be better. Food paid for, roof over my head etc. But i've been living off my parents for 17 years, I think it's time to grow up.

    But I think if I do that i'd miss out on the 'Uni life'. But It'd be expensive, and i can't see myself getting a job.

    Was anyone in this same dilemma? Which did you go for?
    Hey there I was in exactly the same position.
    I thought, stay at home and commute the half an hour to uni everyday and have a nice meal ready for me when I get back. Very good course at the uni and not get into too much debt.

    BUT, my mum and dad pushed me to go away to uni and it's the best decision I have made. I have made so many new friends and it's so good.
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    (Original post by Tom Wigan)
    How come?
    Because living in halls is way overrated. Which is what most people do first year. It's just a load of idiots getting drunk 24/7 and making a racket. Don't expect to get any peace, any quiet, and any privacy. It all depends what kind of person you are. It certainly wasn't my cup of tea. Not to mention you have to take the risk of not liking your flatmates.
 
 
 
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