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im planning to live at home when going to uni. does anyone else do this. If so do you feel that you miss out on anything?
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im planning to live at home when going to uni. does anyone else do this. If so do you feel that you miss out on anything?
I could write a long essay soon but have to go into uni loose to replace my lost ID card.

Anyway I live at home and have done for the last two years in university. Its not too bad because you get to keep all your exisitng friends. I will say however that your social life will be effected, at least mine seems to be, however I know people that live in halls that don't seem to have much social life either.

The worst thing about it to me is days where you have a lecture at 9:00-10:00 then one 2:00 - 5:00 or somthing. It means you have to go home in between and my university is 45 mins away as I have to get two buses via the city centre.

I am trying to get involved in extra things the university does to try and help my utter boredom.

I hope this helps a little.
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im planning to live at home when going to uni. does anyone else do this. If so do you feel that you miss out on anything?
I think you might miss out on solme of the social aspects of university life, as a good friend of mine complained of this after she decided to stay at home. However, she has saved a lot of money and is now in a lot less debt than I will be.

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You coould think of it as paying £3,000 a year for a social life.
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You coould think of it as paying £3,000 a year for a social life.
what do you mean by that, I live 15 minutes away from the uni so i cant see the point in going in halls.
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what do you mean by that, I live 15 minutes away from the uni so i cant see the point in going in halls.
I just meant my friend is about 45minutes from her uni and she hasn't made as many friends, or as good friends as other people I know living in halls. She struggles to go out in the evening because of the commute and isn't as involved as she could be.
However, she is happy as she has the big TV but I'm worried about her next year when the existing friends she has left from six form go off to uni.
Saying that, if yuo are only 15 minutes away and have good public transport that's a much better situation than hers.
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I don't see why anyone would want to live at home... Uni gives you time to become independant, while knowing that you always have a home to go back to!

If you live at home, it'll just be like another 3/4 years of school..... and there are the social aspects that every one else is talking about.....
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I don't see why anyone would want to live at home... Uni gives you time to become independant, while knowing that you always have a home to go back to!

If you live at home, it'll just be like another 3/4 years of school..... and there are the social aspects that every one else is talking about.....

yeah thats all well and good but ill be saving **** loads of money and it will take me about 5 minutes longer to get to my lectures. also i live close enough to the city centre that i wont miss any social events there.
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im planning to live at home when going to uni. does anyone else do this. If so do you feel that you miss out on anything?
well...i might be stayin home aswell if i go to any of my choices of london universities...but my sis stayed at home and even though she didnt miss out on all the socialising...she does say that you form stronger friendships with ppl if you live out...n also get more independent...hey but she's still havin a blast...so dont worri 2 much!
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The main reason I am living at home is the save money and there is four universities within 4 miles from me. Most the people I know on my course live at home as we simply cannot afford to move out. I know of people that do live away from home and can't afford to socialise because they won't be able to afford the rent. At least I can go out when I want to and have a good time. I admit I would like to go out more often but twice a month is enough for me to keep me happyish.
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I bet more and more people will be staying at home when this top up fees bill is passed.
I say when not if...
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I doubt it - not when the reality of the new system becomes general knowledge. The new system means that every single student (from poor families, middle incomes and the rich lot) will have more money to live on while they're studying in exchange for paying off their loan/fees at the same rates but over a slightly longer period of time.
Yes but if you stay at home your debt to pay back will be significantly lower.
Just because they give you the opportunity of more money doesn't mean everyone will want to spend it and pay the next 25years paying it back.
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Yes but if you stay at home your debt to pay back will be significantly lower.
Just because they give you the opportunity of more money doesn't mean everyone will want to spend it and pay the next 25years paying it back.
Yeah I know a lot of working class people are very against debt of any kind so would not even take out the loans because they are so careful with money.

I have mate like this but he decided after being rejected from Salford to just go straight into work instead.
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Yeah I know a lot of working class people are very against debt of any kind so would not even take out the loans because they are so careful with money.

I have mate like this but he decided after being rejected from Salford to just go straight into work instead.
I don't think it's necessarily a class thing, unless you can afford to pay it straight out but why would you wnat money coming off your income for the next decade when you could have just stayed at home. There's a lot you could do with £9,000 in your twenties and early thirties.
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Living at home doesn't appear to have the same attraction. You're going to uni, but you're not living there day to day. Something that happens in one of the residential colleges will pass you by until you next attend. Unless of course the mobile phone is kept handy with a good list of contacts. My advice would be to treat yourself to at least one year of uni. If you don't like it, just move back home if you can.
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