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    Hello, I have sent my UCAS form off and have opted to live away from home, I was just wondering if you guys could let me know about the pro's and con's of living away in halls at Uni. Thanks
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    bow chicka wowow.
    Im not in halls yet but thats the noise I hear in my head whenever I think of them.
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    You get laid more.
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    Pro - you will have the time of your life
    Con - living at home again will be painful
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    Con - About £20-30pw more expensive

    Pro - They're Awesome!
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    you make friends. thats probably a pro.
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    You get stalked by spiders. Well I did. Or maybe that particular spider had some sort of grudge?
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    (Original post by Bravery)
    Con - living at home again will be painful

    I would have thought a con would have been the amount of rent you have to pay.

    I don't live in halls and still enjoy my time at university. Plus I only pay £400 a term rent, so it would be stupid to move in to halls and pay £1000 more.
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    This thread has a lot of information on this :
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1248351
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    Pro: You meet so many people.
    Con: They're extremely noisy
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    Pro - social side - so many people / parties etc.
    Con - distractions when wanting to work / noisy when trying to sleep!
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    (Original post by _Shanice_)
    I would have thought a con would have been the amount of rent you have to pay.

    I don't live in halls and still enjoy my time at university. Plus I only pay £400 a term rent, so it would be stupid to move in to halls and pay £1000 more.
    Of course halls are expensive but they offer more in my opinion. Much less hassle as any problems are taken care of quickly by engineers on site (generally) and the atmosphere I find is much livelier with so many students around.

    As the OP will be a first year halls would offer the best solution in terms of convenience and the social aspect. I know after my first year I missed halls a lot.
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    Pros- You meet lots more people
    Depending where you are it can be cheaper than living in a house
    You only have to move a few feet down the corridor to talk to your friends.
    Bills, internet etc are all taken care of for you
    You pay at the start of the term when your loan comes through so you don't have your student loan languishing n your bank account for three months begging to be spent.
    For girls, getting ready in someone's room as a group before a night out is awesome.

    Cons- Shared kitchen. Your food will probably be stolen.
    All those people that you meet make a lot of noise. Like me, you may be unlucky and live next to a girl who enjoys frequent loud sex.
    If there's someone you don't like it's impossible to get away from them.
    Exam period can be hideous if your neighbours are inconsiderate
    There tends to be one kid who only enjoys music if it's at full volume. This may not be true of all halls but it was with mine. In fact, since I lived between loud sex girl and loud music boy it was acknowledged that I definitely had the worst neighbours in our halls.
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    Uh, well I live in halls...
    All I can really tell you right now is that there's an inflated condom stuck to our kitchen ceiling.
    And I have no idea what it's doing there.
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    (Original post by giran)
    You get laid more.
    Is that really ture though? At least compared to renting your own flat. e.g

    Hey pretty lady wanna come to my room in the student halls. There's a bed and a sink and a computer full of porn.

    OR

    Hey pretty lady wanna come to my flat.
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    Big pro is the social factor, the vast majority of people I know at uni are the people who live in my block of halls, and the people I've consequently met through them. Cons.. inappropriately timed fire alarms.
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    (Original post by Bravery)
    Of course halls are expensive but they offer more in my opinion. Much less hassle as any problems are taken care of quickly by engineers on site (generally) and the atmosphere I find is much livelier with so many students around.

    As the OP will be a first year halls would offer the best solution in terms of convenience and the social aspect. I know after my first year I missed halls a lot.

    Well OP wanted to know pro's and con's and I was just saying that the cost would be a con.

    For most people, going back home wouldn't be a con as they would get their clothes washed for them, meals cooked for them, and not have to pay rent.
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    Pro: - don't have to worry about bills.
    - usually located close to the university.

    Con: - immature children running round screaming at 4 in the morning.
    - usually actually quite expensive.
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    Pros- An amazing sense of community, parties, random 4am chats, meeting new people etc etc
    Cons- You could end up living with people that you really dislike, freshers flu and illnesses spread stupidly easily, more pricey, pretty noisy.

    I'd choose living in halls over anything it's brill
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    (Original post by JosieMcfeene)
    Pros- An amazing sense of community, parties, random 4am chats, meeting new people etc etc
    Cons- You could end up living with people that you really dislike, freshers flu and illnesses spread stupidly easily, more pricey, pretty noisy.

    I'd choose living in halls over anything it's brill
    So if someone said to you that you could live in halls for a year, but would be put to death after your lease was up, you'd choose living in halls?

    The alternative is living at home, but still being alive after a year.
 
 
 
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