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    I'll be heading off to university soon for my first year and I am not sure whether to stay in halls or to rent a place with my partner.
    Renting would be a lot cheaper and spacious than living in halls and it would also mean that I could be with my partner during my first year.
    However I feel that if I don't stay in halls, I'll be missing out on meeting new people and the whole 'Halls experience'. On the other hand,if I do stay I halls, I fear that I will spend most of my time in my dorm as I don't like going out or partying that much anyway. Any advice?
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    (Original post by NLH96)
    I'll be heading off to university soon for my first year and I am not sure whether to stay in halls or to rent a place with my partner.
    Renting would be a lot cheaper and spacious than living in halls and it would also mean that I could be with my partner during my first year.
    However I feel that if I don't stay in halls, I'll be missing out on meeting new people and the whole 'Halls experience'. On the other hand,if I do stay I halls, I fear that I will spend most of my time in my dorm as I don't like going out or partying that much anyway. Any advice?
    You can definitely get 'in' on the student experience whilst living privately. :yes:

    There'll be freshers events and you'll be sure to click with people there - whether on your course or even if you have some similar interests. :yes:

    If you'd like to move in with your partner then go for it!
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    I'd very much go with renting with your partner. Not only is it - as you say - cheaper and more spacious , its easier to find flexibility regarding contract lengths and you can guarantee you'll get on with *all* your housemates. Given the chance I think most people would prefer it over communal living with 7-8 other strangers.
    As above said there's loads of opportunity to meet people on classes/nights out/friends of friends etc etc

    On the flipside it's harder to get away from them if you have an argument and will have to sort out the contract/bills/new housemates if you guys split up, which i've heard is a major pain in the butt.
    As a compromise you could maybe try private halls (depending on where you're going I guess) as they tend to be cheaper but you've still got a sort of "halls experience".
 
 
 
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