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    Hi guys, what are peoples opinions or even personal experiences of going into shared housing on their first year?

    It's obviously best to go into halls on your first year to develop relationships with people and THEN share a house with them in the next year; but what if halls are not available? Sharing a house with people you don't know is a bit risky as they could be on a completely different course, different year, or be a complete d*ckhead. I'm probably overthinking it, just a bit nervous.

    Thanks in advance guys.
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    (Original post by thomastraff)
    Hi guys, what are peoples opinions or even personal experiences of going into shared housing on their first year?

    It's obviously best to go into halls on your first year to develop relationships with people and THEN share a house with them in the next year; but what if halls are not available? Sharing a house with people you don't know is a bit risky as they could be on a completely different course, different year, or be a complete d*ckhead. I'm probably overthinking it, just a bit nervous.

    Thanks in advance guys.
    I think as you don't get to choose your flatmates in halls anyway, the only extra risk potentially attached is having to pay bills between you. And since house sharing normally saves money, if thats what you want then go for it
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    (Original post by thomastraff)
    Hi guys, what are peoples opinions or even personal experiences of going into shared housing on their first year?

    It's obviously best to go into halls on your first year to develop relationships with people and THEN share a house with them in the next year; but what if halls are not available? Sharing a house with people you don't know is a bit risky as they could be on a completely different course, different year, or be a complete d*ckhead. I'm probably overthinking it, just a bit nervous.

    Thanks in advance guys.
    You may feel a bit more disconnected from other freshers. In halls you have lots of flats all together, where as in a house share there aren't lots of freshers all together. I would reccomend finding a houseshare with other freshers, there will always be others who didn't get halls, otherwise you will probably find you are living with people who already have their own friendship groups and potentially have more work and less free time than you. As for different courses, unless you are studying a health based course is perfectly normal for students on different courses to live together.
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    You shouldn't be too worried about going into a shared home in your first year , not worth stressing over it just hope for good housemates and you usually save money living in shared homes . Have a Great time
 
 
 
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