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    Are you 18?
    I stayed at home but i started at 22,but ill tell you my experience (i think the age does make a difference though)
    I did find it difficult to make friends with people who lived at university on my course, i found friends in the other people who commuted. I did find it harder to go to societies or nights out (but it depends on how far away you live). However I have found it easier to concentrate on my studies and i am certaintly glad that im not living in student accommodation or spending all my student finance on rent alone there's pros and cons to both
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    I travelled this year and didn't enjoy it. You have a far better chance of getting to know people through halls.

    In my experience anyway. 😊
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    (Original post by MarcArm123)
    Was it easy enough for you to get to know people when you travelled? I am generally quite a social person. I'm going to consider moving into halls probably in second year, just get the first year done first.
    I didn't find I got to know anyone travelling but I'm not maybe as sociable as you and it was public transport.

    At the end of the day it's up to you and if you feel that's what you want then go for it. If you dislike it you may find some way to get accommodation anyway. Just don't panic about it! That's very important.
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    I think you won't have the same social opportunities as people who live in halls from my experience.
    I am very close friends with the people who I lived with and went out a lot with them but this is not to say you won't make friends.
    Just make sure that you're aware of all events and socities that are available and try them out! You will obviously have friends on your course but you might have to make more of an effort to be social though! You're spending a lot less time at university and around people and I would really try to integrate yourself into uni life the best you can!
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    (Original post by MarcArm123)
    I'm 18 next week. I am generally quite a social person, and buses run through the night from Glasgow to where I stay (CityLink) so that's one of the reasons why I've chosen to stay at home for my first year since it's easy enough to travel.
    Oh yeah that's good hopefully you'll meet people who will let you sleep over at theirs on a night out.. Its impossible to predict how it'll go but as long as you make an effort to socialise then im sure it'll be fine
 
 
 
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