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    Hello everyone,

    I´m a final year at the University of Manchester and I've been commuting in from Chester for the past year, but due to various health problems I may have missed too much to complete the year and may need to repeat it; I suspect that the 3 hour daily commute between home and uni is taking its toll on my concentration and energy levels, so if I do have to repeat I'm considering moving into a flat near the uni.

    My problem is, as a 30 year old, I would prefer to live alone. I shared with other students in halls for my first year, and it's not an experience I'd care to repeat, especially seeing as I don't drink and don't like going out partying. I lived in Germany on a placement last year in a small town, had my own little bedsit and I loved it. I discovered that I really thrive living alone. The problem is that I realise living alone somewhere like Manchester can be very expensive for a student. I discovered a one-bedroom flat on Gumtree that is on Oxford road between the uni and the station, it's pretty much a perfect location, single occupancy, but it's £550 p/m and only includes partial bills.

    Can anyone offer advice or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,


    A possible compromise could be to try and find a room in a shared house. I mean a let targeted at professionals rather than students. I would imagine the agents might be more willing to let it to a mature student.
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