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    Hi, I'm going to be starting uni in September 2016, most likely at Glasgow, but I'll be staying at home because I couldn't afford to stay in uni accommodation without taking out a student loan and I'm not up for being in debt when I leave!

    I was wondering if anyone currently at uni, particularly Glasgow, and stayed at home could tell me if it caused them any problems or meant they couldn't fully enjoy their uni experience. I fear I wont end up getting friendly with people in my classes and I'll end up just going to class and then home without immersing myself in university life hahah

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    (Original post by rachwright26)
    Hi, I'm going to be starting uni in September 2016, most likely at Glasgow, but I'll be staying at home because I couldn't afford to stay in uni accommodation without taking out a student loan and I'm not up for being in debt when I leave!

    I was wondering if anyone currently at uni, particularly Glasgow, and stayed at home could tell me if it caused them any problems or meant they couldn't fully enjoy their uni experience. I fear I wont end up getting friendly with people in my classes and I'll end up just going to class and then home without immersing myself in university life hahah

    Any help?
    Whether you miss out really depends on what kind of uni experience you are after and how far you live from campus. If you want the typical uni experience of going clubbing, late nights watching films and going to sports or society meet ups then its easier if you are living in halls, at least in first year. Certainly for the first few weeks people tend to stick to their flatmates because they are a ready made group, after that they may branch out towards course mates or they may not- on my course 99% of people stayed firm friends with who they lived with rather than people on their course, whilst others I know made good friends on their course come January time in first year. So it could go either way. Obviously if you wanted to go clubbing then you'd need to consider if you could get home yourself, if you couldn't, where you would sleep and if parents would allow you to come back home at 3am. As far as societies/sports go, would you put in the effort to go to campus if a meet up was all you had that day, would you mind going alone when others might go in groups.

    On the contrary if you find it easy to approach people on your own and then you can usually mitigate for living at home.
 
 
 
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