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    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on attending uni in 2015, but don't plan to live in student residences- I've had people tell me this is a good idea and others tell me it's a really bad one. I'm concerned i'll find it harder to meet people and make friends if I live at home- has anyone had any experience with this? I'd really appreciate any help :-)

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    (Original post by crimegirl)
    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on attending uni in 2015, but don't plan to live in student residences- I've had people tell me this is a good idea and others tell me it's a really bad one. I'm concerned i'll find it harder to meet people and make friends if I live at home- has anyone had any experience with this? I'd really appreciate any help :-)

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    You'd save a lot of money living at home but I know a lot of people regret not having the full experience of living at the University Campus.

    It all depends on how far the University is that you're attending. If it's incredibly local, then I'd say there is no point but it's your choice.

    I'm living in accommodation from September (1st Year) because I want the full experience and also I live 6 hours drive away from the University itself lol.
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    (Original post by crimegirl)
    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on attending uni in 2015, but don't plan to live in student residences- I've had people tell me this is a good idea and others tell me it's a really bad one. I'm concerned i'll find it harder to meet people and make friends if I live at home- has anyone had any experience with this? I'd really appreciate any help :-)

    Thanks!
    It is true you have to make more of an effort to make friends if you live at home. You wont have that instant friendship group that people in halls do. If you can get talking to people on fb beforehand especially any other local students that might help. Also remember for a lot of students especially during freshers week uni socialising revolves around going clubbing, if this is your thing you need to make sure you're parents will let you come back at silly oclock and that you can actually get home yourself. If its not then it still helps if you can stay in the evening for society meetings and whatnot because that might be your best chance to meet people who aren't clubbers.
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    (Original post by crimegirl)
    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on attending uni in 2015, but don't plan to live in student residences- I've had people tell me this is a good idea and others tell me it's a really bad one. I'm concerned i'll find it harder to meet people and make friends if I live at home- has anyone had any experience with this? I'd really appreciate any help :-)

    Thanks!
    It's harder if you live at home. You'll have to try harder to fit in with friendship groups already formed in halls plus you might miss out on things . However financially you might be better off.

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