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    I move into my accommodation but I'm literally not excited or looking forward to it at all... This is completely down to the accommodation I've been given, it's catered and as such there's only a small kitchen which can't really be used for meals... This means there's no social area so idk how I'm gonna socialise... The rooms are dated but I can deal with that and apparently the food is decent... But idk, should I really be paying £5k a year for accommodation I don't like the look of??? People are saying to stixk with it for a term and change if I don't like it but I'm worried that A) I won't be able to move as the rooms are all full atm and people are still looking for accommodation and B) I'll feel like I've still missed out on a term where I had shoddy accommodation... An alternative option is a gap year but I'll probably work in retail for it which is okay but won't look good on my uni application... What do I even do at this point???
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    If you want to take a gap year do an apprenticeship in your course. Or just deal with your accommodation. What university are you attending?
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    (Original post by lukeydavis)
    I move into my accommodation but I'm literally not excited or looking forward to it at all... This is completely down to the accommodation I've been given, it's catered and as such there's only a small kitchen which can't really be used for meals... This means there's no social area so idk how I'm gonna socialise... The rooms are dated but I can deal with that and apparently the food is decent... But idk, should I really be paying £5k a year for accommodation I don't like the look of??? People are saying to stixk with it for a term and change if I don't like it but I'm worried that A) I won't be able to move as the rooms are all full atm and people are still looking for accommodation and B) I'll feel like I've still missed out on a term where I had shoddy accommodation... An alternative option is a gap year but I'll probably work in retail for it which is okay but won't look good on my uni application... What do I even do at this point???
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    don't take a gap year just because you don't like your accommodation - for one thing there's no guarantee of anything changing

    socialising won't be a problem, just hang out in each other's rooms or often there's a common room somewhere - or go out!
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    You're projecting all of your anxiety about going to uni, all of it, onto the tangible reality of your accommodation. It'll be fine. You'll have corridor parties. Take a door stop so that your room is open and inviting, and to signal that you're happy to talk to your corridor buddies.

    Learning to deal with situations that you feel are less than ideal is all part of becoming an independent adult.
 
 
 
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