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    Im going to university in September and have the opportunity to move out of home but not live on campus.
    Where I would be staying is a short drive away from the university. I would'nt have to pay any rent and would be able to keep my car.
    Is this a good idea or would I still miss out on the social life of living on campus?
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    (Original post by HarryNorthwood9)
    Im going to university in September and have the opportunity to move out of home but not live on campus.
    Where I would be staying is a short drive away from the university. I would'nt have to pay any rent and would be able to keep my car.
    Is this a good idea or would I still miss out on the social life of living on campus?
    I'm assuming you'll be living on your own and not with other freshers. You would need to put in the effort to talk to people on your course, join societies e.c.t and things could be slow at first as people do tend to stick to flatmates at first. Assuming by social life you are including night life it would help if you could get back from the clubs to where you'll be staying easily. And you'll need to check if the university you are going to offers parking to students- not all do.*
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    I'm assuming you'll be living on your own and not with other freshers. You would need to put in the effort to talk to people on your course, join societies e.c.t and things could be slow at first as people do tend to stick to flatmates at first. Assuming by social life you are including night life it would help if you could get back from the clubs to where you'll be staying easily. And you'll need to check if the university you are going to offers parking to students- not all do.*
    Thanks for the reply. There is a train station very close so getting back would depend on what time I stay out until. I have somewhere to park close to the campus so parking is fine.
    In your opinion, do you think doing this would be worth it? As in would I be better off paying to live on campus and selling my car?
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    (Original post by HarryNorthwood9)
    Thanks for the reply. There is a train station very close so getting back would depend on what time I stay out until. I have somewhere to park close to the campus so parking is fine.
    In your opinion, do you think doing this would be worth it? As in would I be better off paying to live on campus and selling my car?
    If you can afford living on campus, I would. Most likely you would have to move out your second year anyway, so why not get the best of both worlds?
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    (Original post by D.Va)
    If you can afford living on campus, I would. Most likely you would have to move out your second year anyway, so why not get the best of both worlds?
    Its not that I couldn't afford to live on campus and I have heard that it is better to in the first year, however, there is the argument that I would be better off financially not living on campus, but I would still have the independence of living on my own. I just don't know if having the extra money would be better than living on campus.
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    (Original post by HarryNorthwood9)
    Im going to university in September and have the opportunity to move out of home but not live on campus.
    Where I would be staying is a short drive away from the university. I would'nt have to pay any rent and would be able to keep my car.
    Is this a good idea or would I still miss out on the social life of living on campus?
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    I personally believe when it comes to university you should always move out to get that full feeling of 'independence' and living alone. It's a fantastic feeling - for the majority. I'd say it's a good idea especially if you don't have to pay rent and could keep your car - I found having a car at university was extremely useful. I wouldn't say you'd miss out on the social life - I know people when I was in first year who lived in off campus accommodation and they still attended Freshers events and made friends and went to parties and had a good laugh. As long as you put in the effort and don't seclude yourself, you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by HarryNorthwood9)
    Thanks for the reply. There is a train station very close so getting back would depend on what time I stay out until. I have somewhere to park close to the campus so parking is fine.
    In your opinion, do you think doing this would be worth it? As in would I be better off paying to live on campus and selling my car?
    It really depends on what you want. If your the clubbing/partying type it would be easier living with other freshers as you can go out together and come back together easily, although whether this is worth the financial loss is up to you really,however if you prefer more laid back socialising then you shouldn't miss out on much.
 
 
 
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