I've just got back from my year abroad and I'm weighing up my options for accommodation next year. I lived in halls for first year, with friends in private accommodation in 2nd year and this past year I moved into private accommodation abroad with some people I didn't previously know (actually worked out quite well!).
Most of my friends have graduated so I don't have a lot of people who I could team up with to find a flat. One of my flatmates from second year asked if I would like to look with her but honestly we didn't always get on that well and after her initially asking she hasn't said anything else.
I have been looking for flatshares (I study in London) and I'm not having a lot of luck! I decided to apply for my uni's halls as a backup and discovered they have a hall that's only open to returners. It's in an area of London that I like and wouldn't take long on the bus to get to uni. I have mixed feelings about going back into halls. Part of me feel excited because I did enjoy halls in first year and I love how easy the whole thing is compared to paying separate bills, finding a tenancy shorter than a whole year and all of that but I also wonder whether it might not actually be as fun as it was in 1st year seeing I'm now used to the freedom of having a flat where I could have as many people round as I wanted and I had more space.
Does anyone have any experience of moving back into halls?
Anyone have experience of spending final year in halls? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 01-07-2014 10:50
- Official TSR Representative
- 03-07-2014 11:27
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Katie @ Fresh
- 03-07-2014 11:40
I spent my final year in halls. I worked as a resident warden, so I got to stay in halls for free in return for things like delivering the post and enforcing some rules.
Living in halls had its ups and downs. Being surrounded by new people was a good way to socialise, but having a tiny halls room with a single bed again was rubbish after living in a house with a proper room.