Can't decide whether to stay at home or move into the halls for uni

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blackberrybucket
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I will be starting uni in September and have just received an offer of accommodation for the halls. However I am considering just staying at home as I won't be 18 until February so I will be spending the majority of st year under age. Also I don't feel ready to move out yet, I would rather save up my money and move out for my second year, but I'm concerned I won't have anyone to move in with. I live 19 miles away from my uni so can get there by train in around 30 minutes, also all my friends are staying at home for uni as well. I am just scared that I will move out and regret it or stay at home and regret it. Any advice on what I should do??
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(Original post by blackberrybucket)
I will be starting uni in September and have just received an offer of accommodation for the halls. However I am considering just staying at home as I won't be 18 until February so I will be spending the majority of st year under age. Also I don't feel ready to move out yet, I would rather save up my money and move out for my second year, but I'm concerned I won't have anyone to move in with. I live 19 miles away from my uni so can get there by train in around 30 minutes, also all my friends are staying at home for uni as well. I am just scared that I will move out and regret it or stay at home and regret it. Any advice on what I should do??
Personally I would much rather live in the halls of residence than live at home but it is largely down to personal preference. The train journey every day also sounds like hassle but again if you think you wouldn't mind it then thats fine. I wouldn't worry about not having anyone to room with second year, I'm sure you'll make lots of friends whether you live at home or at uni.
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I will be starting uni in September and have just received an offer of accommodation for the halls. However I am considering just staying at home as I won't be 18 until February so I will be spending the majority of st year under age. Also I don't feel ready to move out yet, I would rather save up my money and move out for my second year, but I'm concerned I won't have anyone to move in with. I live 19 miles away from my uni so can get there by train in around 30 minutes, also all my friends are staying at home for uni as well. I am just scared that I will move out and regret it or stay at home and regret it. Any advice on what I should do??
Obviously if you aren't 18 til February it will make it difficult for you to have the typical uni experience of going clubbing if thats what you want- if you wanted that then I'd strongly recommend a gap year. That aside it requires you to be more proactive in seeking out friends- approaching people on your course, going to society meetings e.c.t but it doesn't mean you can't make friends.
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From the experience my brother had living about 30 minutes from his uni in student halls, he found it harder to socialise and hang out with his friends, because they'd all be close to each other and once he was home he wouldn't want to go back out again. While I'm sure living at home will be fine in terms of making friends, you'd probably miss out on experiences that all your friends would be having. But then again you'll be 17 for the first half of the year, which will mean you'll miss out on a lot of stuff.
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I'd say take gap year save some money up for uni or take tour go backpack ing around Europe or Asia or go and do some work in Australia or some thing then you can got to uni at 18 and do everything just phone up the uni and say you want to defer.
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I'd definitely chose to move out, I lived at home my first year and missed out on a lot, kind of wasted the whole year.
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