Accommodation for mature students

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Not sure if a similar thread already exists but I would just like to see what other mature students are going to do for accommodation at university!?
I'm 24 and not interested in sharing halls or accommodation with 18-19yr olds! But I will be moving from Cornwall to a new city so want to live with other people in order to meet people and socialise! Just wondered if other mature students feel the same and what kind of accommodation you're going for!?
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I'm going to apply for halls for mature students, infact many Uni's have halls for the mature students/postgraduates. I'd do your research and ask the University you are hoping to go to what housing they do offer for mature students.

I don't want to be in halls with 18/19 year olds either, no offense to them but I don't think I could keep up with their party lifestyle and i'm only 23! I'm also a little quieter, and while I do like to go out in the evenings I don't like clubbing! Give me a pub or quiet bar please!
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I'm in the same boat, I will be 25 when I start next year. I will be moving to halls, but have been informed that the uni I am going to block a small amount of for mature/international students, so I will hopefully land one of them. I defo do not want to be living with 18 year olds who are experiencing their first time away from home. Not that I am boring, But, I've been there done that.
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Ditto - hoping I get into Mature Halls - I'm the opposite - I might be tempted to join in the frivolities - I'm 24 will be 25 when I go.
However the noise doesn't exactly fill me with hope as I enjoy sleep too much :-)
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(Original post by Bright_blonde)
Ditto - hoping I get into Mature Halls - I'm the opposite - I might be tempted to join in the frivolities - I'm 24 will be 25 when I go.
However the noise doesn't exactly fill me with hope as I enjoy sleep too much :-)
haha, yeah on the flip side, I could see myself getting totally **** faced with the 18 year olds every night, but I can imagine I would find it slightly tedious after a while. time will tell, can't wait until September to just get there and start.
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(Original post by Kelytha)

I don't want to be in halls with 18/19 year olds either, no offense to them but I don't think I could keep up with their party lifestyle and i'm only 23! I'm also a little quieter, and while I do like to go out in the evenings I don't like clubbing! Give me a pub or quiet bar please!
I'm exactly the same! I like going out but I don't think I could (or would want to) keep up with younger students and do not fancy being surrounded by people who are experiencing their first time living away from home, having lived on my own for about 6 years now!

Thanks for the replies, I wasn't aware that there was such thing as mature halls! Will look into it.
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(Original post by b3ckiboo)
I'm exactly the same! I like going out but I don't think I could (or would want to) keep up with younger students and do not fancy being surrounded by people who are experiencing their first time living away from home, having lived on my own for about 6 years now!

Thanks for the replies, I wasn't aware that there was such thing as mature halls! Will look into it.
I don't have a problem with the 18/19 year olds at all, but what worries me is the lack of sleep and the loud noise! I moved out of home at 17 to live at college (HE college, not Uni) and that was insane! So much drinking/loud noise, which at the time was fun. But now, i'm in my 20's and I want to work hard, don't get me wrong I want to go out a lot at Uni, but perhaps not till 3 in the morning 4 times a week!

Once I get my offers (I hope I get an offer somewhere!) I will ring/e-mail the universities and ask them. I know 2 of my Uni's do offer to put mature students in with Postgrads.
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I wish I could go into halls, I'm 23 however I have 2 children and it wouldn't really be appropriate, so I have no choice but to look for private properties, which sucks a bit as it just complicates things more than they already are complicated lol but I've seen on most of uni's I've looked at that they have mature students accommodation.
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There are self contained apartments for families with children under the age of 16 at some Uni's, i'd consider asking the Uni's you've applied for, for info.
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Yes I have done....I think 2 of them have accommodation to offer to mature students with children but its on a first come first served basis, and they offer international students the accommodation first, and as I've only just put through my application, I think it will be too late now.....bit rubbish.
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I don't think it's too late, the deadline for applications hasn't even reached us yet. Most students don't have to apply for accommodation until July anyway, so even though it's first come first served i'd ring them as soon as you get any offers. If not, there are probably lots of places to private rent (if your planning to study in a city). Your uni will be able to give you some good advice! Have you applied for any local Uni's? You may not have to move at all if you look somewhere close, the majority of the people on my Access course are looking at the Uni's nearer home. Most have kids/married etc, so they can't really move to the other end of the country!
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Oh no I'm definitely moving! haha I cant wait to get away from where I am at the minute. Even if I did get into one within travelling distance, I would be moving from here. Yes I will contact the universities as soon as (if) I get offers. My application has been sent off now, so hopefully will hear something back soon. Thank you.
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Good luck with your application!
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