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    Hey, I'm starting Lincoln in September to study Psychology and Criminology. I only live half an hour away and my parents have just paid for my insurance on my car because I thought I wanted to stay at home.

    I applied for accomadation just in case and recieved an offer for my favourite. I did plan to move out in my second and third years but would it be better to go into halls in my first and live at home for the rest?

    I just can't decide and I only have a few days so that the accomadation could re-allocate my space. What would you do? Move into halls in first year or just move out in second and third? I do want to experience uni life but it's just so expensive!

    (My loan only just covers accomadation so I'd need a lot of help from my parents.)

    Thanks.
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    This is a tough question as the accommodation is about 5 grand, but in the grand scheme of things as loans are paid back over time it could be considered for one year. I would definitely bite the bullet and go for the university flat as I believe its in the first year that that I will have the opportunity of making strong friendship networks and being on or close to campus you stay in the loop socially and have the support network around you at all times. Also worth thinking about is that very often the people that share a flat in first year often go out the second and third years to rent privately and this will be a help when choosing who to share with as you will get to know people better. hope this helps
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    (Original post by zeezeeelliot)
    This is a tough question as the accommodation is about 5 grand, but in the grand scheme of things as loans are paid back over time it could be considered for one year. I would definitely bite the bullet and go for the university flat as I believe its in the first year that that I will have the opportunity of making strong friendship networks and being on or close to campus you stay in the loop socially and have the support network around you at all times. Also worth thinking about is that very often the people that share a flat in first year often go out the second and third years to rent privately and this will be a help when choosing who to share with as you will get to know people better. hope this helps
    Thanks for your reply, yeah I have thought about the social aspects as I went to a sixth form half an hour away for the last two years and have found that people often forget to invite me to things as I live too far away, I've made some really good friends but I wouldn't have felt as left out if I lived closer It's just whether being involved in the university's social life is worth £5000 but I guess if I enjoy it, it is. Also, my mum is going to take a bit of convincing. :P
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    (Original post by luuuccccyyyy)
    Hey, I'm starting Lincoln in September to study Psychology and Criminology. I only live half an hour away and my parents have just paid for my insurance on my car because I thought I wanted to stay at home.

    I applied for accomadation just in case and recieved an offer for my favourite. I did plan to move out in my second and third years but would it be better to go into halls in my first and live at home for the rest?

    I just can't decide and I only have a few days so that the accomadation could re-allocate my space. What would you do? Move into halls in first year or just move out in second and third? I do want to experience uni life but it's just so expensive!

    (My loan only just covers accomadation so I'd need a lot of help from my parents.)

    Thanks.
    i only live half an hour away from the Uni too but I've chosen to stay in Uni accommodation. It's a better opportunity to Make new friends! It's a tough decision, I spent ages deciding but socialising would probably be easier if you did live in halls...
    Everyone is in the same boat with loans and stuff and my parents are having to help me out cause maintenance nowhere near covers my accommodation either :/
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    I could commute (hours drive from my house to the campus) but I decided to live in instead, to be fair there is also the cost of parking, petrol, car maintenance (especially on my old wreck), plus consider that you lose an hour of socialising/studying time every day you commute in,


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    (Original post by luuuccccyyyy)
    Hey, I'm starting Lincoln in September to study Psychology and Criminology. I only live half an hour away and my parents have just paid for my insurance on my car because I thought I wanted to stay at home.

    I applied for accomadation just in case and recieved an offer for my favourite. I did plan to move out in my second and third years but would it be better to go into halls in my first and live at home for the rest?

    I just can't decide and I only have a few days so that the accomadation could re-allocate my space. What would you do? Move into halls in first year or just move out in second and third? I do want to experience uni life but it's just so expensive!

    (My loan only just covers accomadation so I'd need a lot of help from my parents.)

    Thanks.
    Heyy, I'd move into halls first year because it'll give you a chance to meet more people
    I'm studying psychology & criminology too though! Havent seen anyone else doing the same course! My facebook is [Removed by a mod: please use the PM system to exchange personal details] if you wanted to say hi so at least we both know someone on our course!!
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    Thanks for everyone's help, paid my deposit for park court this morning

    Looking forward to it now!
 
 
 
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