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    OK Basically, I don't know whether or not to look for university owned halls or a private halls of residence. I know everyone at the uni halls would be the same age as me, but staying in private halls would let me meet more people. I've heard that you don't go out with flatmates as much as your friends on your course, so would it matter who you shared with? Any advice appreciated


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    Go for uni halls. Private halls tend to be a weird and unsociable mix of postgrads, internationals and second / third / fourth year students. In addition, Uni halls are usually better maintained, cheaper, and have get-out clauses if you drop out.

    Who you go out with more is a very variable thing - for instance, I've never been on a night out with people on my course (it's not a sociable course!) but I have been on lots with my flatmates. If you want to meet other people, then join (and participate in!) a society, where people from all courses and all years come together.
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    Go with uni halls if you have the option. They're likely to be more flexible if you have any problems (for example, if you had to interrupt your studies, or wanted to move to a different flat) and they're probably also more geared up towards the fact that this will (presumably) be your first time away from home.
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    Ok thanks I was leaning towards uni halls anyway, and now I've basically made my mind up can't wait! I just hope everyone I meet is friendly and sociable! I'm moving to glasgow, heard its a friendly enough place (minus the knife crime)


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