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    What do you think is better, to live in halls on a uni campus or to live in halls about 15 minutes away in town?

    I've been thinking all this time that it would be better to live in town - close to the shops, the railway station, the castle, the park, and have a lovely canal walk to the uni 15-20 minutes away, fresh air and exercise.

    But now I'm thinking, would it be better for me personally to live on campus? You could just roll out of bed for class. It would mean you could just go to your room in between classes and waste no time at all, whereas you'd have to waste all that time walking into town and back between lectures if you lived out there ...

    Particularly for someone like me with anxiety, the thought of being stranded on campus with nothing to do in between classes and not being able to nip home easily to pass time or get stuff suddenly makes me feel very worried!

    What do you think is best? :/
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    Campus ( as long as you have some confidence and some hobbies) cos then you can socialise more with ppl and make some friends

    Also you can still go out to places OP like the castle/park but with others too hopefully

    Also wake up later for dayyssss

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    It depends on whether you prefer living within the social hub; but putting up with more noise etc

    Or being more secluded but more peaceful

    It comes down to personal preference
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    I like the idea of the 15 minutes walk option, it'd mean I'd get some well enjoyed exercise along the way! :dumbells:
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    (Original post by Roger-Smith)
    I like the idea of the 15 minutes walk option, it'd mean I'd get some well enjoyed exercise along the way! :dumbells:
    But wouldn't you find it annoying not being able to get back to your room easily?:moon:
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    Campus. You can have everything like the rail station easily accessible when you find somewhere to live after you graduate. Until then, get stuck in the student bubble and enjoy it. The station isn't that far away anyway.
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    (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
    But wouldn't you find it annoying not being able to get back to your room easily?:moon:
    :nah:
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    I would love to live away from the noise at uni. You're going to spend time in the main uni anyways, and when you come back home, you can study quietly which is really helpful for me. I don't like to have massive groups of friends, I would prefer 2-3 close friends and we can hang out together and all that.
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    (Original post by Roger-Smith)
    I like the idea of the 15 minutes walk option, it'd mean I'd get some well enjoyed exercise along the way! :dumbells:
    I'd go for the 15 minute walk option as well. Not only would it be easier and convenient to get things that are required (from shops etc), but 15 minutes of walking isn't that much anyway, and you can easily accommodate for that walk to campus in your daily routine.
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    Campus is quite a bit more social - particularly for first years. It really depends on how social you want to be - whether you want to be stuck in the mix with all the hustle, or you'd rather stay out of everyone's way a bit more.

    Personally, I would do anything to reduce the distance I have to walk, mainly due to sleep optimisation
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    (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
    What do you think is better, to live in halls on a uni campus or to live in halls about 15 minutes away in town?

    I've been thinking all this time that it would be better to live in town - close to the shops, the railway station, the castle, the park, and have a lovely canal walk to the uni 15-20 minutes away, fresh air and exercise.

    But now I'm thinking, would it be better for me personally to live on campus? You could just roll out of bed for class. It would mean you could just go to your room in between classes and waste no time at all, whereas you'd have to waste all that time walking into town and back between lectures if you lived out there ...

    Particularly for someone like me with anxiety, the thought of being stranded on campus with nothing to do in between classes and not being able to nip home easily to pass time or get stuff suddenly makes me feel very worried!

    What do you think is best? :/
    It's an interesting debate, one that's been covered countless times down to the fact you aren't the only person debating this! I promise you you aren't alone.

    My experience comes from living on campus:
    With living on campus it was extremely good to build a social life. There were multiple floors of different people and plenty along my corridor that I socialised with at different points of the year as the terms went on. I was always meeting new people.
    It was also extremely quick and easy. I had lectures at 9am and I rolled out of bed at 8:30am and just went there - even if I overslept, I was never late. It was quick and easy. In between lectures I didn't have to pay for food because all my food was a thirty second walk away and I could chill and just jump into bed for a little and if I ever forgot anything, I'd never be far away.

    The downsides I believe were sometimes people were extremely noisy and didn't respect others - but that's to be expected with halls. You'll always have those people, it's just part of the experience. It was just annoying. To me, after a while, I got bored of the same four walls. My only really 'chill' space was my room and I got so bored of it. I didn't have a living room or anything to sit in. But at the end of the day, it was something I just put up with.

    From friends living off campus and their experiences:
    They made a much more varied group of friends because the halls they stayed in catered for the two universities in our city and colleges as well, therefore, they were making friends from all over town, which was nice and different.
    Travelling to university wasn't as fun because it means they had to be up and left for a certain time in order to be on time and between lectures they'd sit in the cafes and resturants on campus until their next lectures which wasn't always the most fun - but you end up spending the time with people from your course so it isn't too bad.

    Of course, with both, there is both pros and cons which you've already identified yourself. I'd recommend living on campus purely because I've been there and done that and it was a great experience. It's just down to personal preference at the end of the day!
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    personally i went for halls- sheffield uni was my insurance and i was offered city or campus accom and whilst i can understand why it may be cool to live in the city/town, i would urge you to go through the halls experience. i have made a great set of friends and found my house mates for next year this way
 
 
 
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