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    (Original post by Davethedavedave)
    Yeah the deposit is a bit of an issue for me to, but I am going to sell a few things and it should be fine.

    my plan is to get my own place with a 2nd bedroom preferably but not sure what I would do with the 2nd room, I guess I would rent it out in the end to help pay the monthly rent. That way I get to live some place nice and and I can cut down on what I pay in rent as well.

    I haven't thought about the letting agent fees until now, but you make a good point.

    Does it worry you about moving into a house share with people you dont know? I did that a few years ago and everything turned out alright, I just thought that this time I would treat my self to my own space.

    As for halls......No way, I am living in some now and the other people are a nightmare. All I want is a good nights sleep but they seem to have other ideas.

    Dont know if I mentioned already, but where ever you live you wont have to pay council ta. so you dont need to worry about that.

    How did you access course go btw? you got all your credits yet? I have picked up 56 so far. So not far off from meeting the terms of my offer.
    Hey sorry for the ridiculously late reply i have been working mega hours!

    I've come to the conclusion to live in halls, if worst comes to the worst ill have to find a boyfriend with his own place that i can practically live haha (ps. i joke!)

    but halls for me, its going to be easier, gives me an opportunity to move into my own place in the summer on a 12 month lease and plenty of time to save up

    I have handed all my work in on my access course but we had a new tutor in like february cos my other one is seriously ill so we got wayyy behind on assignments!
    im offer is 30 @ distinction and 15 at merit, i currently have 42 at distinction and still awaiting grades for 4 assignments, so keeping my fingers crossed that i pass every single unit at distinction and be called an absolute swot! but hey in three years time ill be the one graduating with a first class law degree!!

    Amy xx
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    (Original post by SchadenfreudeDude)
    So long as you don't refer to google as 'the google' and call rap music 'hippity hop', you'll be fine.
    My OH calls it Hippity Hop but I wouldn't call him mature and he's 29
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    (Original post by DuskyC)
    Just read this thread. I'm in exactly the same situation and it is definitely a worry!

    I'm 23 and I've firmed Sheffield for September. Fortunately they actively try to place mature students with others of a similar age; in fact, that's one of the major reasons I was attracted to the uni in the first place

    Like others, I like being social: drinking, cooking a meal, going to bars and pubs etc., but I also like my own space. Even though the difference between 18 and 23 is only five years, there's no denying a lot of maturing takes place in this time! I think a lot of it is related to developing a sense of responsibility and respect for others.
    Just seen this post.

    I'm going Sheffield Hallam so maybe a bit of rivalry!
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    (Original post by amylynne)
    Hey sorry for the ridiculously late reply i have been working mega hours!

    I've come to the conclusion to live in halls, if worst comes to the worst ill have to find a boyfriend with his own place that i can practically live haha (ps. i joke!)

    but halls for me, its going to be easier, gives me an opportunity to move into my own place in the summer on a 12 month lease and plenty of time to save up

    I have handed all my work in on my access course but we had a new tutor in like february cos my other one is seriously ill so we got wayyy behind on assignments!
    im offer is 30 @ distinction and 15 at merit, i currently have 42 at distinction and still awaiting grades for 4 assignments, so keeping my fingers crossed that i pass every single unit at distinction and be called an absolute swot! but hey in three years time ill be the one graduating with a first class law degree!!

    Amy xx

    first class is a good goal, I hope my hard work will pay off in the same way.

    Have you got your results transcript yet?
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    I'm 40 and going to UCL to do Archaeology in September. Was invited down for an interview but there was no tour of the Halls. Now, I didn't say anything at the time because Archaeologists primarily live in tents so complaining about the state of the rooms would seem churlish, to say the least.

    I've decided to stay in Halls in any case despite my advanced years. I've asked to be placed with other mature students and coupled with the fact I need 50 weeks per year accomodation, am hopeful to be put in with other suitably dull people

    Ideally, I'd like to go on and do an MA then PhD in the States so I'm in it for the longhaul so getting a Frist is aim number one.

    I'm not sure that at £137 per week (which is what I am estimating) I'll get an en-suite but London is expensive everyone says. Anyway, I deciced (stupidly perhaps) to get my application in ASAP to have a better chance of getting the quiet Halls I want, I just hope I haven't been too hasty by doing this...
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    I'm another UCL'er thats decided on student accomodation (in my case, self catered). I'm not bothered about an ensuite room (someone else gets to clean the bathroom then!), but self-catered is a must, as no way could I go back to putting up with school type food (3 years at boarding school way back when gave me an intense dislike for set time slots for eating)

    The only thing I dislike is when people leave kitchens in **** order. I'd like to say that it's less likely with mature students, but having seen the state of the kitchen in my girlfriend's flat (6 mature students in one flat) at Southampton University, I don't hold out much hope on that one :lol:
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    (Original post by Davethedavedave)
    first class is a good goal, I hope my hard work will pay off in the same way.

    Have you got your results transcript yet?
    I haven't yet as not everything has been marked, so once thats done im sure everything else will start moving!
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    Theres a lot of generalising 18 year olds in this thread. Were not all immature binge drunking *****.
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    (Original post by wactm)
    Theres a lot of generalising 18 year olds in this thread. Were not all immature binge drunking *****.
    No, but unfortunately there's an element of risk about moving in with kids who have left home for the first time and are no longer under parental control. Might sound harsh but it's true, sadly.

    I'll be 23 when I start university and I've applied to live with postgraduate students, or at least other mature undergraduates. I was a sales manager for a medium-sized business before going back into education (started work at 16 and worked my way to the top by the time I was 21).

    I know for a fact that I would hate living with 18-year olds, heck I found most of them immature when I was 18 myself. When my sister went to university at 18, her flatmates were disgusting and left vomit everywhere, the toilets blocked, the kitchen in a right state etc. I'm not saying this doesn't happen in postgraduate blocks, but it's sure as hell less likely.

    I'm going to university to study, not to party and get freedom from my parents. I got my personal freedom a long time ago and was flying abroad to negotigate sales deals at 19.
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    (Original post by BA1)
    No, but unfortunately there's an element of risk about moving in with kids who have left home for the first time and are no longer under parental control. Might sound harsh but it's true, sadly.

    I'll be 23 when I start university and I've applied to live with postgraduate students, or at least other mature undergraduates. I was a sales manager for a medium-sized business before going back into education (started work at 16 and worked my way to the top by the time I was 21).

    I know for a fact that I would hate living with 18-year olds, heck I found most of them immature when I was 18 myself. When my sister went to university at 18, her flatmates were disgusting and left vomit everywhere, the toilets blocked, the kitchen in a right state etc. I'm not saying this doesn't happen in postgraduate blocks, but it's sure as hell less likely.

    I'm going to university to study, not to party and get freedom from my parents. I got my personal freedom a long time ago and was flying abroad to negotigate sales deals at 19.
    Couldn't have put this better myself! i have been in the same situation as yourself and totally agree with everything! best of luck at uni!
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    (Original post by BA1)
    No, but unfortunately there's an element of risk about moving in with kids who have left home for the first time and are no longer under parental control. Might sound harsh but it's true, sadly.

    I'll be 23 when I start university and I've applied to live with postgraduate students, or at least other mature undergraduates. I was a sales manager for a medium-sized business before going back into education (started work at 16 and worked my way to the top by the time I was 21).

    I know for a fact that I would hate living with 18-year olds, heck I found most of them immature when I was 18 myself. When my sister went to university at 18, her flatmates were disgusting and left vomit everywhere, the toilets blocked, the kitchen in a right state etc. I'm not saying this doesn't happen in postgraduate blocks, but it's sure as hell less likely.

    I'm going to university to study, not to party and get freedom from my parents. I got my personal freedom a long time ago and was flying abroad to negotigate sales deals at 19.
    Good for you but your generalising again. Having a job does not make you any more mature than me or any other 18 year old. Bragging in itself is pretty immature, especially considering making money for other people isnt much to brag about (nbd js).

    The first year of undergrad is designed to aclimatize (sp?) students to the University lifestyle, whether you are 18 or 38. You are supposed to make friends and enjoy yourself, whether through partying, societies or whatever. Of course studying is an important part of the degree but there is a reason why the first year doesnt count towards your final grade.
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    (Original post by wactm)
    Good for you but your generalising again. Having a job does not make you any more mature than me or any other 18 year old. Bragging in itself is pretty immature, especially considering making money for other people isnt much to brag about (nbd js).

    The first year of undergrad is designed to aclimatize (sp?) students to the University lifestyle, whether you are 18 or 38. You are supposed to make friends and enjoy yourself, whether through partying, societies or whatever. Of course studying is an important part of the degree but there is a reason why the first year doesnt count towards your final grade.
    Might be generalising a bit, but like I said it's the element of risk. If someone offered you two lottery tickets, one with a 50% chance of winning and the other one with 10%, which would you take?

    Having a job doesn't necessarily make you mature, I agree with you there. But it's certainly made me realise the value of time and money, and spending £20 per week on alcohol and staying out late isn't something I want to do. I had that fun 6 years ago...

    P.S. Making money for other people is good when there's hefty commission involved
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    (Original post by wactm)
    Good for you but your generalising again. Having a job does not make you any more mature than me or any other 18 year old. Bragging in itself is pretty immature, especially considering making money for other people isnt much to brag about (nbd js).

    The first year of undergrad is designed to aclimatize (sp?) students to the University lifestyle, whether you are 18 or 38. You are supposed to make friends and enjoy yourself, whether through partying, societies or whatever. Of course studying is an important part of the degree but there is a reason why the first year doesnt count towards your final grade.
    There is no generalization and your just laboring a useless point. I can tell from FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE this year having lived in a halls of residence at the age of 25 with a large group of children (18 - 19), that it is a nightmare and I will never live in a communal halls or a house ever again.

    Also, maybe you should really rethink higher education if you consider the first year of your course and excuse to drink in an irresponsible way and act in and anti social manner.
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    (Original post by amylynne)
    I haven't yet as not everything has been marked, so once thats done im sure everything else will start moving!
    just had my last maths exam today, what a nightmare!!!!!! i got all the credits I need, so just got to submit the last bit of my tutorial portfolio and I am done!
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    (Original post by BA1)
    No, but unfortunately there's an element of risk about moving in with kids who have left home for the first time and are no longer under parental control. Might sound harsh but it's true, sadly.

    I'll be 23 when I start university and I've applied to live with postgraduate students, or at least other mature undergraduates. I was a sales manager for a medium-sized business before going back into education (started work at 16 and worked my way to the top by the time I was 21).

    I know for a fact that I would hate living with 18-year olds, heck I found most of them immature when I was 18 myself. When my sister went to university at 18, her flatmates were disgusting and left vomit everywhere, the toilets blocked, the kitchen in a right state etc. I'm not saying this doesn't happen in postgraduate blocks, but it's sure as hell less likely.

    I'm going to university to study, not to party and get freedom from my parents. I got my personal freedom a long time ago and was flying abroad to negotigate sales deals at 19.
    I've seen plenty of people older than 18 who are the following;

    - Rude
    - Obnoxious
    - Disgusting
    - Un-hygienic
    - Up themselves

    18-20 year olds free from home will be doing a lot of growing up should they see their first year through. Don't lament the ones who drop out, they're just failures.
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    (Original post by Davethedavedave)
    There is no generalization and your just laboring a useless point. I can tell from FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE this year having lived in a halls of residence at the age of 25 with a large group of children (18 - 19), that it is a nightmare and I will never live in a communal halls or a house ever again.

    Also, maybe you should really rethink higher education if you consider the first year of your course and excuse to drink in an irresponsible way and act in and anti social manner.
    Your just generalising. Anecdotal evidence doesnt mean ****, you hear the odd bad story about halls and put everyone off when there are lots of stories of good experiences. Maybe your just a very boring person or you had nothing in common with anyone in your halls, that has nothing whatsoever to with age.

    Obviously you misread, I didnt say I would be drinking irresponsibly and dossing about my first year. I said that the first year of undergrad is designed to ease people into university, socialising doesnt neccesarily mean getting pissed and doing stupid things but there is nothing wrong with going to the odd party.

    Also, just gunna drop some anecdotal evidence in cus, well thats what you did. My mother (aged 45) has a first class degree from warwick (so she is educated) hangs out with my brothers friends (age 18-22) and goes with them on nights out, probally once a fortnight cus she goes out with her work friends and stuff other nights. She gets on with all of them and is the life and soul of the party. Just because your older doesnt mean you cant go out or socialise with people younger than you. Your as old as you feel, and judging from your post you feel like a grumpy old man.
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    From my observations of younger students at my Girlfriend's halls:

    1: Yes, there are ********s who act like they are 12 years of age. At 18, freshly off the leash from mummy and daddy, it's not a surprise that some are going to act like complete tools. However, to generalise that all students of that age range act like ***** is wrong. At So'ton, it only seems to be a minority.

    2: Fire alarms. Lot's of them. Usually caused by the same people I defined as "complete tools" in point 1

    3: Kitchens left in **** order. See point 1. First time away from mummy and daddy, so some want to live like slobs - or haven't quite worked out that there is no "magic cleaning fairy" who does the washing up. A lot of halls fine people for leaving kitchens in a bad state.

    Me, I can handle anything. 3 years at boarding school way back when, and believe me, if you left the boarding house student kitchen (yup, all out boarding houses had kitchens in them for the "inmates") you'd get a right kicking from your fellow students.
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    For what its worth, im just coming to the end of my first year having lived in halls (self catered, en-suite) at the grand old age of 27. While i understand the differing viewpoints, im extremely glad i decided to live in halls with the youngsters, who in my flat range from 18-21. I agree that i think its wrong to generalise, and from my personal experience it seems age makes no difference to a persons behavior in halls, you either get "lucky" with your housemates or you don't. So many other factors come into play before age, such as the type of hall, the cost, the location, etc, which can determine the type of people you are likely to end up with.

    By all means if your aim at university is to spend the first year entirely focused on study, or you shy away from social scene, then do not live in halls. But if you want to experience all uni has to offer, then i would recommend it.
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    I can't see too many 18 year olds wanting to socialise with a 40 year old like me. I expect they'd see it as going out with their Dad's mates hehe.
 
 
 

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