Going to halls or staying in flat with friendsWatch
I'm going to university in September, in the city where I grew up. I'm not going to stay at home, so I've applied to halls. I haven't got any offers of accommodation yet, and I'm also thinking about moving in with some of my friends who are either going into first year like me or in second year. Does anyone have any recommendations for which would be better? I've heard you miss out on a lot of the social side of things if you don't go to halls, or is that just staying at home with your parents?
You'll probably be thrown out of your comfort zone living in halls but it's a great experience and you'll have the best time! It'll encourage you to mix more with people.
As for missing out on the social side of things, I don't think you'd be missing out too much if you lived in a house as I'm sure you and friends will have house parties, go out to clubs etc still but being in halls will introduce you to a new circle of people and it's always nice to make new friends!
I hope that helped