Halls vs. Houseshare for grad applicants (18+))

University Navigation

    • Thread Starter

    Hey so here's my dilemma...
    I'm going into my second undergrad(medicine) and I've already lived in halls during my first undergrad. As much as I LOVED it, not entirely sure it's the kind of experience i'd want to repeat. Plus, i'm 22 and I'm assuming most of the people living in res will be 18.

    Ideally, I'd get a flat with students my own age but I've been having trouble finding any near Guy's Campus.

    1) keep looking for housemates until I find something for september
    2) suck it up and stay in res for first year

    I'll be beginning my post graduate degree in the fall. I am deciding between halls and private accommodation as well.
    And looking thus far it is evident that places will be more affordable with a roommate, so as you are I am also on the lookout for a roommate!

    23 yr old undergrad here - i did halls when i was 19 first time round, and i've been in halls for this year of my undergrad. there's a few postgrads on my floor but pretty much everyone else is a first time undergrad fresher and it's not bothered me really - i lucked out and got a pretty quiet floor, it seems. long story short - it's not that bad!

    plus i think you can apply for the rectory as you'd be a mature student (21+)? that would mean you'd be with all postgrads or mature undergrads.

    for flats, if you decide to go that route, have a look at the ULHS website (UoL housing service) - it's student-only and they have a find a flatmate feature (for people looking for people to househunt with) or a spare room service.

    I am in the same situation and I really dont want to go through halls again. I need to find agencies that have break contracts as i only need the apartment for 9 months.
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 31, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Should you wait six months before applying for a graduate job?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.