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    My campus is about 1 hour and 15 minutes away on the bus (with a bus change). I'd much rather apply to live in the accomodation and thought that would have made more sense but I just spoke to a few people about this and they seemed shocked and found it funny/stupid that I'd apply for accommodation to somewhere so local.

    My home circumstances aren't the best for a student (sharing a bedroom with a teenager who is clued to his Xbox 24/7 and is always on the headset shouting and screaming to his friends, plus a small cramped house with arguments etc) and there's no way I would be able to properly focus on studying here. I'd like the freedom and independence that comes with living in the halls but don't want to look stupid by applying.

    What does everyone think? I'm also hoping to be offered a little council flat soon and if I could afford it (i'm about to start working part time) I'd happily take this but if not then it looks like accommodation is the only option.
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    (Original post by Shadow2009)
    My campus is about 1 hour and 15 minutes away on the bus (with a bus change). I'd much rather apply to live in the accomodation and thought that would have made more sense but I just spoke to a few people about this and they seemed shocked and found it funny/stupid that I'd apply for accommodation to somewhere so local.

    My home circumstances aren't the best for a student (sharing a bedroom with a teenager who is clued to his Xbox 24/7 and is always on the headset shouting and screaming to his friends, plus a small cramped house with arguments etc) and there's no way I would be able to properly focus on studying here. I'd like the freedom and independence that comes with living in the halls but don't want to look stupid by applying.

    What does everyone think? I'm also hoping to be offered a little council flat soon and if I could afford it (i'm about to start working part time) I'd happily take this but if not then it looks like accommodation is the only option.
    it really depends on the uni. each have their own policy. But I know people who live nearer to their unis than you and moved out for the independence and freedom.
 
 
 
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