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    Hi, im looking into going to portsmouth university but i need to know some more about the halls there as i currently live in london.
    I have social anxiety so am unable to socialise very well, will there be a lot of people around because that could be a bad thing. Are the shared kitchens used a lot, are there a lot of people in there all of the time?
    if not what time is the best time to go in there?
    Where and how do you wash your clothes because i know that you cannot do it in your room?
    Does the shared rooms tend to get messed up a lot?
    What are your roomates like?
    are they nice and respectful or rude?
    As you can tell i am very nervous about going so any information about it would be great please,

    Hey there, I have social anxiety too.
    Keep in mind I live at langstone student village, part catered. So I have no idea what the other Halls are like.

    For some reason in my building we have 2 tiny kitchens. No idea why, because I've seen through the windows in the other buildings at langstone village and they seem to have a big kitchen..o.o ANYWAY. Because I'm part catered I don't use the kitchen much - it's actually a kitchenette, so there's not a proper oven or anything. So I'm not sure how often people use the kitchens, since I rarely go in myself...I don't think it's very often, considering we have a cafeteria we can get meals from.
    The kitchen is a mess, there's always stuff in the sink. No idea why people don't just wash up straight away.

    As for the cafeteria, if you end up going to langstone: I dunno how you'll be with that with your anxiety? Basically you line up and you just tell the staff which main you want, then the rest of the food is self service. At the end of the line (or sometimes at the start, it's kinda random) they'll ask for your meal ticket. Usually you'll be able to get your own table if you don't want to sit with others: I've only had someone else sit at the same table twice in the 2 months I've been here.

    I use a launderette to wash my clothes, I think all Halls have them. It's in your building (or should be. Mine's just a short walk, in the same building as the cafeteria). In the first week or 2 people might talk to you, to ask how to use the machines or whatever. In my launderette there's signs on the walls explaining how to use it, so you could just point to that if you're not comfortable speaking.

    Personally I don't know the others in my building, haha, since I don't use the kitchen, so I don't really bump into anyone. I've spoken briefly with some, and they seem nice. Occasionally if I pass someone we'll say hello, and maybe an obligatory 'how're you'.
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    I was very worried about going but knowing its not so bad with someone with the same condition makes it a lot better, you have really helped thankyou x
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