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    Hi,
    I'm going to uni this year, and I'm trying to figure out what to do about accomodation
    The uni I've got a place for is about an hours train journey away from my boyfriend, who is staying at home because he's got one more year at college to complete.
    We'd like to see each other as often as possible, but neither of us has a lot of money to spare on renting travel lodge rooms/multiple train journeys/etc.
    We've decided that we'd be able to manage the financal side of things if he could take the train on friday, travel back to college on monday morning, and stay with me over the weekend in my room.
    However, I'm really not sure what kind of accomodation would suit this arrangement, so I'm asking you guys in the hope you might've been in a similar situation and found a good solution
    Thanks so much in advance
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    I think the simple solution to this would be getting a double room, which are harder to come by, than a single room in halls. Though, this will be substantially more expensive. For example, if a single room is £90 a week, a double room may be £110 a week, which does add up. Also, you will needto check with your university accommodation and find out about people staying in your accommodation. All accommodation fees only cover your insurance in your room, and it is not normally allowed to have people staying in your room with you. You would need to check this, as if the halls found out your boyfriend was staying in your room, you might get in trouble and in the worst case, asked to find other accommodation, as guests aren't allowed. These are all things to consider before assuming your boyfriend can stay at your accommodation. Hope everything works out!
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    Ahh, ok, thank you!

    If he's not allowed to stay over in halls, how would i go about finding private shared accomodation?
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    Most halls should allow you a guest to stay overnight. I live in halls and am allowed a guest too stay for two nights.


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    People don't check who's staying in your room with you, on the whole. I think i have only heard about a signing in arrangement at one place when I went to visit one of my friends at King's. Where I was, you didn't have to declare who was in your room at a given time and my girlfriend used to come for a couple of nights in a week with no problem at all.

    In first year, it was a bit of a pain, as the room that I had was a single (as was hers at uni as well) so it was a bit of a squeeze to get to sleep (luckily I am relatively skinny for my height and she is small so it worked okay after we got used to it). In second year, I had a 3/4 double a did she, and it was much better.

    I strongly recommend you going into halls, even if it a bit of a squeeze for the year in a single, otherwise you will be missing out on a lot of social interaction.

    Good luck!


    (Original post by bmjordan)
    I think the simple solution to this would be getting a double room, which are harder to come by, than a single room in halls. Though, this will be substantially more expensive. For example, if a single room is £90 a week, a double room may be £110 a week, which does add up. Also, you will needto check with your university accommodation and find out about people staying in your accommodation. All accommodation fees only cover your insurance in your room, and it is not normally allowed to have people staying in your room with you. You would need to check this, as if the halls found out your boyfriend was staying in your room, you might get in trouble and in the worst case, asked to find other accommodation, as guests aren't allowed. These are all things to consider before assuming your boyfriend can stay at your accommodation. Hope everything works out!
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    my halls don't check, or really can't check due to 3k+ people
    honestly no one cares just respect the housemates
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    (Original post by KitKat18)
    Hi,
    I'm going to uni this year, and I'm trying to figure out what to do about accomodation
    The uni I've got a place for is about an hours train journey away from my boyfriend, who is staying at home because he's got one more year at college to complete.
    We'd like to see each other as often as possible, but neither of us has a lot of money to spare on renting travel lodge rooms/multiple train journeys/etc.
    We've decided that we'd be able to manage the financal side of things if he could take the train on friday, travel back to college on monday morning, and stay with me over the weekend in my room.
    However, I'm really not sure what kind of accomodation would suit this arrangement, so I'm asking you guys in the hope you might've been in a similar situation and found a good solution
    Thanks so much in advance
    halls are fine with people having guests- there are plenty of people in similar situations to yourself, as long as the guest doesn't cause any trouble
 
 
 
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