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    All I hear is how bad it is, how much people wish they'd moved into halls, etc.

    Is there anyone who is pleased they stayed at home, or regrets moving into halls?
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    I deeply regret moving into halls. uni halls is not for me, if you dont drink alcohol, or go clubbing forget making friends in halls.
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    Loool my flatmates do my head in sometimes, but I'm really glad I moved.
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    I regret getting a private flat with my boyfriend instead of going into a student house with my mates. Feel like I've missed out on a whole stage of life that I should be experiencing.
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    i don't know it kinda goes both ways, no because i could go out with my uni friends either way for a night out so it doesnt make much of a difference plus i save a lot more money. I dont know how i wouldve afforded to pay rent, my loan is **** enough compared to other people staying at home ffs

    but i still think it wouldve been kool living in halls :moon:
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    Of course I regret staying at home in that I think I could have done x, y and z like other people in halls but then that might not have happened there and I could have been really unhappy.

    The best thing is that I have significantly less debt then other people because I stayed at home, I was in a comfortable place with people I loved and though it was hard to study sometimes there are things like going to the library to compensate. I also didnt have to worry about getting some stuff done like I didnt have to cook for myself all the time, do my laundry all the time and ensure other people didnt turf it out of machines etc., I didnt have to buy a load of extra stuff like cooking utensils, I didnt have to work/use up savings more than I wanted to so that I had enough for accommodation let alone food, transport and leisure costs...there are lots of great things depending on your current situation at home but of course you dont have the fun memories and experience of living independently. Its never perfect either way.
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    I'm in halls and sometimes I regret moving into them, even though I'm not far from home I do get quite homesick sometimes and my rent is quite expensive, but there are upsides to it, I've met lots of new people and I'm very close to the SU bar
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    It is my biggest regret, just arguing constantly with my mum & dad all the time, it is terrible
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    I am pleased to stay at home. I lived out in dorms for one year. Living miles away from my parents was very difficult for me and I hated it. Sooo glad to be back home and go to uni.
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    I live with my boyfriend at home. Which is about a 15 min bus ride to uni.

    I love it, don't regret it at all but then again most of my friends stay at home from high school. But also in contrast most of my friends at uni stay in halls.

    Where I live its very common to stay at home as I live just outside Glasgow so most universities people in my area apply to aren't far away enough for them to move into halls. In fact in my school very few people move out to go to university and nobody feels like they are missing out.
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    (Original post by natalie_gs)
    I deeply regret moving into halls. uni halls is not for me, if you dont drink alcohol, or go clubbing forget making friends in halls.
    Not quite I don't drink or go clubbing, but I enjoy being in halls and I've made lots of friends already It's not all about drinking/clubbing you know
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    (Original post by Gemma :)!)
    I regret getting a private flat with my boyfriend instead of going into a student house with my mates. Feel like I've missed out on a whole stage of life that I should be experiencing.
    i'm the exact opposite! although i didn't know the people i ended up in a shared house with, i really regret not just moving in with my boyfriend. now i have to fill this bedroom that i rented and have just not used, when i could have saved myself so much hassle and just moved in with him in the first place.
    i spend all my time here anyway, i think you just end up paying rent on a place that you never are.
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    I think to be honest whether or not you move out to live in uni halls or whether you stay at home is a very personal, individual choice. From the way I see it, yes you will probably make more friends in general if you live away at uni because everyone has to club together to battle homesickness and to settle in, but equally there is the saying that you make a million friends in 5 minutes but spend the next 3 years trying to dodge half of them!lol

    Generally if you live at uni you get the opportunity to live independently for the first time which is great , however if you're like me where you've grown up with just your mum at home, you already feel indepent so don't have that need to move away...

    I've just started my second year of a social work honours course and have always lived at home, but I've never found it difficult making friends as we all found we had common values and interests by virtue of us all choosing the same course! This is the real difference between making friends and making acquaintances that you can have real friendships with...although most people who do live away at home tend to find they make good friendships through the comraderie of living and studying together.

    You can only do what feels right for you at the end of the day- for those of you who find commuting hard- do you not intend to commute to work after you've graduated...? Its unavoidable- uni just postpones that.

    I personally have found that living at home has enabled me to do the course, as I could never afford to live away from home and meet the demands of my course- i.e. placements in organisations etc. It's also really good to be able to come home at the end of the day and not have to worry about housemates having eaten what id put aside for dinner! lol

    At the end of the day everyone is different and rightly so! Uni's a big change and nothing about is should ever be expected to be easy to begin with...

    Hope this has helped and I haven't offended anybody!:p:

    xxx
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    I'm here at home and I love it I tried halls and they are not for me... too loud and too much "fun" is expected where all I want to do is type away on TSR and drink tea...
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    (Original post by 4TSR)
    I'm here at home and I love it I tried halls and they are not for me... too loud and too much "fun" is expected where all I want to do is type away on TSR and drink tea...
    i love everything about this post, that last part describes me perfectly :rolleyes: i definatly couldnt have handled halls, i'm so middle aged!
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    Actuallyyyyy I change my mind. i wana move out now
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    (Original post by 4TSR)
    too loud and too much "fun" is expected
    **** YES. THIS.

    We're old farts, you know. :p:

    I am in halls though. So...yeah. xD
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    **** YES. THIS.

    We're old farts, you know. :p:

    I am in halls though. So...yeah. xD
    They must think you're a weirdo hiding in your room all day :p:
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    (Original post by 4TSR)
    They must think you're a weirdo hiding in your room all day :p:
    I leave the door open but yes, they do think I'm a weirdo for not coming into the kitchen and "socialising", ie running around like children screaming their heads off. The annoying thing is that we have 7 people here, 2 of them are introverted like I am, but they ONLY have a go at me for being in my room. NOT them. **** offffff.

    But basically for me, one-bedroom flat > this > home. So it's all good until I can get my flat. (Never, I'm poor. :p:)
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    (Original post by 4TSR)
    I'm here at home and I love it I tried halls and they are not for me... too loud and too much "fun" is expected where all I want to do is type away on TSR and drink tea...
    (Original post by Samz)
    i love everything about this post, that last part describes me perfectly :rolleyes: i definatly couldnt have handled halls, i'm so middle aged!
    (Original post by Cicerao)
    **** YES. THIS.

    We're old farts, you know. :p:

    I am in halls though. So...yeah. xD
    Love that there's a group of us that are too boring for halls! :p:
 
 
 
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