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    people seem to be booking houses etc for their second year at the moment and I'm panicking a bit, I ended up in some tiny private halls off campus cos there wasnt enough rooms and I couldnt afford the place I was offered (Im at loughborough) and there's less than 10 freshers in the building, majority of which have known each other for years, so Im only really ended up close to one of the guys and a postgrad upstairs (who wont be here next year) and tbh I dont wanna live with the guy next year again cos I'd rather have a non-platonic relationship with him and that sexual tension is really not good when we live together (we do sleep together - I know its a bad idea) - it's annoying to live there cos I barely get to go out cos he doesnt enjoy drinking much and my cousemates mostly go out with their flatmates (and I feel rude asking to join them)

    I have friends on my course, I go out with them sometimes but cos its only a couple months into term obviously theyre much closer to their flatmates so everyone is arranging to live with their flatmates, I'd kind of assumed there'd be at least some people wanting to live with coursemates cos surely they're gonna be more similar and better friends? Ive been told a lot of people change their minds by summer, is this right? Should I be panicking?

    At the moment I'm kinda thinking I might just ask a housing company to place me in a spare room of someone's house, or in a house without other people who havnt got anyone to live with so I've got a group of friends I live with too cos there was laods of adverts around uni at the start of term for house-mates but then again, I dont wanna be in the same situation where they know each other and Im excluded or that I dont get on with them or osmething =S halls aren't an option either cos I'd be low priority as a second year and I'd end up somewhere nasty and I dont wanna be in private halls again cos this has been a disaster...
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    Loads and loads of people will be looking for an extra housemate next years. There will always be spare rooms in houses, and you'll likely get a lot of choice, if you don't mind living with strangers. Keep a look out for any accommodation forums your uni might have, or any adverts posted up around campus.
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    I would give it a bit more time if I was you!

    In first year I was pretty much the same and some people in my flat (that i didn't really like) wanted to live with me and I nearly accepted but left it for a bit of time. Funilly enough it was around this time of year and just after xmas that I really got to know my coursemates by going out and socialising with them alot.

    The rest is history! We bought a house in February and we are living together now all great mates. I'm so glad that I waited to live with them otherwise second year would have been hell.

    Even if you don't get to know your course mates too well it's never too late to get a room with people looking for a housemate.

    I hope this helps!
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    how do you get to know your coursemates more though? cos I keep trying to organise things and people just aren't interested, theyre all booking houses with their flatmates and Im actually considering dropping out cos Im just finding it impossible to make a close group of friends, noones horrible about it or acting like they dont like me its just they go out with their flatmates and thats how it is and they dont bother with anything else
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    If they are looking for houses now then I can only think of one thing! Maybe just initiate a conversation with your coursemates asking if they have started to look for a house yet. Then slip it into the conversation that you can't find anyone to live with.

    They might then ask if you wanted to join them. If they don't then it's not the end of the world. It can take a while for people to find really good mates at university. There is loads of people out there!
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    I know Im just being moany but Im honestly so upset over this, Im considering dropping out so I can start again next year on campus, Ive been reading my housing contract for an hour trying to find any way I can possibly get out of living here for the rest of the year (cos there are a few spare rooms on campus now) and I can't find one, I've mentioend to a few people I have noone to live with
    I know there's loads of people but everyone seems to have a found a group and now they aren't bothered about making any more friends...I thought uni would be so different to this, people seem to have made 4/5 friends who they live with and now they're done
 
 
 
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