Why do universities put quiet students on the same halls floor?

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Most universities have a form you fill out for halls so you are placed with people with similar interests and personalities. I filled out I was quiet on my form. In hindsight this was a grave mistake. Everyone on your corridor is quiet. It was so awkward getting to know people. They didn't make much effort. I was totally socially inept going to university. A quiet person with a quiet person is a recipe for social disaster. Our whole floor never mixed. There was awkwardness every time people were in the kitchen together. Why do universities do it? I ended up with no friends in my halls floor. When you are quiet and don't make friends in that first half a term/full term, there is no hope.
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Because you are not acting like you stated in the form.
If you were quiet, then you would keep to yourself and not gaving friends in your corridor wouldnt be a problem


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now im worried. i put nothing in my form, i should of said I do not want quiet people. had enough of that last year
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It's more so the actual quiet people aren't bothered I guess. I had always thought it meant quiet as in... goes to bed early and gets up early or something... so you should keep quiet because they're trying to sleep, not that they're inept.

My uni asked if we were in a habit of going to bed past midnight, or getting up before 8 instead of the whole quiet thing, iirc.
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Lol that sounds hilarious.
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now im worried. i put nothing in my form, i should of said I do not want quiet people. had enough of that last year
they won't put you in with quiet people I don't think. The only possibility is if you picked 'don't mind' as opposed to a straight no. Even then it is unlikely
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It means that quiet people can live peacefully while social ones aren't stuck with the silent types. Unfortunately you decided you were Column A
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they won't put you in with quiet people I don't think. The only possibility is if you picked 'don't mind' as opposed to a straight no. Even then it is unlikely
There was no box asking that. it was just a comment box. I left it blank but I'm thinking I should of said 'no quiet/anti social people'

Why do quiet people go in halls anyway? whats the point? plenty of private accom about.
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You should have thought your choice through more.

If you tick the quiet box, the University assumes you want quiet accomodation with others who don't want drunk people making all sorts of noise in the early hours of the morning on their floor. Quiet is not the same thing as shy or socially awkward.
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There was no box asking that. it was just a comment box. I left it blank but I'm thinking I should of said 'no quiet/anti social people'

Why do quiet people go in halls anyway? whats the point? plenty of private accom about.
Nah they won't put you in a quiet flat then the box would be for people asking to go into quiet flats.

well who would they live with I guess? lol
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We only got to choose preference over smoking and gender. Nothing to describe yourself so we got a good mix.
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Because they mean quiet as in you want a quiet environment. Why would you put you were quiet if you didn't want to be with other quiet people when you know it's a form that determines the mix of people in your flat? Being a bit shy or awkward and needing other people to make more of the first moves/bring you out of your shell to help you make friends, is not the same as as just being a naturally quiet person.

I'd have loved to have been in a quiet flat my first year; we didn't get asked about any of that in our halls application, and I was a wreck from lack of sleep by the end (I need a good 9 hours to function) and only ended up hating my flatmates because they just loved screaming down the corridor at 3am which naturally didn't make me think that highly of them, and I'm sure they thought I was moany and boring because I was in bed by half 12 (I dare say they assumed this meant I never went out, but I actually just did my going out on a different schedule to them). It was a complete clash of personalities and lifestyles. We just didn't 'get' each other. So yeah, that's why they put truly quiet people together, so us quiet people can get some sleep and the environment we want and have a more pleasant halls experience, and all the loud people don't have to put up with us complaining about the noise....
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(Original post by davey2100)
There was no box asking that. it was just a comment box. I left it blank but I'm thinking I should of said 'no quiet/anti social people'

Why do quiet people go in halls anyway? whats the point? plenty of private accom about.
If there was no box asking if you are quiet then how would they know if a person was quiet or anti-social in order to not put you with them?
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I ticked quiet on my box but was not put on a floor with other quiet people, i really wish people wouldn't tick quiet when they're not going to be...
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i've never heard of having a choice to tick 'quiet'

that sounds hilarious. but it also sounds like the worst idea. all you're going to get are international students who aren't as willing to mingle.

plus uni accommodation is never that bad for you to want to live with quiet people all year. maybe a couple of times a night it's bad but it's not that bad to sacrifice the friends you might make for during the whole year
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If there was no box asking if you are quiet then how would they know if a person was quiet or anti-social in order to not put you with them?
Exactly. without that all the quiet/recluses will be randomly placed into everyones halls, wasting the spot of a potentially great person.
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What uni do you guys go to? I've never heard of this! I've been given accom and I havent had to answer anything like this :/
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Lol similar thing happened to me. On the accommodation form I selected quiet, and in my flat of 5 (including me) there were three girls who ticked lively and one other guy who ticked quiet. Didn't turn out too well, I never saw the other "quiet" guy and the three girls were too "lively" for me. They were all nice and friendly, but I just never became great friends with them.

I guess in hindsight I should have ticked casual or something else, because I assumed quiet meant not going out drinking and sleeping early, I did not take it to mean "This person does not like to socialise with other people". Still I had a great first year and made lots of good friends with people on my course.
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Bath don't have the option to tick quiet etc, but in the extra comments box I mentioned my love of peanut butter and that it wouldn't be a good idea for me to be in a flat with someone with an airborne peanut allergy - I think it should have had a little in saying 'if you have any serious allergies, please describe in the box'
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My Uni is being very black and white with us/me - it says 'I would like to live in a quieter location' Please tick 'Yes or No'. I am someone who likes quiet, sure, I like my space, but i'm also someone who likes to talk to people and be a little lively... I don't want to end up in an awkward position... I've already done the whole being surrounded with awkward people thing and I don't like it, so i'm not sure what to do. Based off these responses I think I might choose 'No'.

I notice it's been five years for some of you... did it go well for you in the end?
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