Hi guys, just wanted to ask for an opinion of people who are already in uni. I'm an international student, and I'm going off to university next year, either one in London or Oxford. It seemed natural to me that I was going to live in a flat on my own, but one of my friends who studied in one of London unis said that you will be better off to live in an accommodation for the first year, so you get to know people and that if you live on your own from the first year you will barely know anyone at your uni.
Is this true? Did anyone live on their own and experienced anything like it? Isn't it better for your study to live in a flat, as you won't get so easily distracted? I would appreciate any experiences or opinions shared.
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