Very nervous about living in halls at 28, I need some advice.

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    Hi there,

    I have been to uni before, but it was my backup choice and I didn't get the chance to stay in a proper hall. I graduated at the age of 25 with a BA . Now I am going back to do a masters but I have opted to stay in halls, I'm 28 years old.

    I chose halls because it was a little cheaper and I want to be part of the social experience that comes with living in halls and I am really worried that 28 is simply too old for that.

    Is it? I feel that if the second oldest person on my floor is no older than 21, then I'm just going to be viewed as the creepy older guy that no one wants to socialise with.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    If you don't make a big deal of your age, I doubt that anyone else will. At 28 you probably won't look out of place, and if you don't get on with your flatmates, you can socialise with other postgrads.
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    (Original post by BillMurray)
    Hi there,

    I have been to uni before, but it was my backup choice and I didn't get the chance to stay in a proper hall. I graduated at the age of 25 with a BA . Now I am going back to do a masters but I have opted to stay in halls, I'm 28 years old.

    I chose halls because it was a little cheaper and I want to be part of the social experience that comes with living in halls and I am really worried that 28 is simply too old for that.

    Is it? I feel that if the second oldest person on my floor is no older than 21, then I'm just going to be viewed as the creepy older guy that no one wants to socialise with.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Naa bud. Wouldn't worry about it to much. I'm 24 and in a similar position. I'm going into halls in a weeks time with people of a smiliar age to me, but I'm aware that most people will be 18ish. Whether they're 18 or 30, you'll find people who are like-minded and want to get to know you. There are people for everyone, don't think that there aren't. Just be friendly and open to social situations and you'll have a great time!
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    Cheers guys. I have now opted to be moved to a postgraduate flat since I have learned that the second eldest person is 20. I.e., there are no mature students at all living in the entire building!
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    Even if the post-grad flat is full of people in their early 20s you'll be fine, I was 32 when I lived in halls (I pass for younger, so it helped a bit) and there really wasn't a problem living with 18-25 year olds, no-one really cared about my age and things will likely be the same for you
 
 
 
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