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    I really wanted to live out, so I could experience adult life, i'm not one to go out to clubs and party, I just wanted to become independent. Ironically, my mum stopped me from living out so now I'll have to just commute.
    What are your reasons for living out or commuting? Is one better than the other?
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    Lived at home, for the same reason as you :lol:
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    The reason why I want to live at uni is to make friends, have a thriving social life and where I live, there aren't any good universities or any that really do the course I want so it was either commute a long distance or live at uni. I also want the freedom and independence.
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    i wanted to be more independent and be more social but the social bit didn't turn out so well, i might just commute in my second year lol


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    (Original post by KHARKU)
    I really wanted to live out, so I could experience adult life, i'm not one to go out to clubs and party, I just wanted to become independent. Ironically, my mum stopped me from living out so now I'll have to just commute.
    What are your reasons for living out or commuting? Is one better than the other?
    Hello,

    I'd moved out and lived in halls because I was ready too. I love my family but I'd reached all I could achieve in my small town, grown as far as I could there. I wanted to move away to live independently and grow as a person, learn life lessons and skills and just experience and settle into that adult life and it was the best thing I ever did. I was ready to move out.

    I don't think I could have ever copped with living at home!
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    (Original post by JustGeorgeJ)
    Hello,

    I'd moved out and lived in halls because I was ready too. I love my family but I'd reached all I could achieve in my small town, grown as far as I could there. I wanted to move away to live independently and grow as a person, learn life lessons and skills and just experience and settle into that adult life and it was the best thing I ever did. I was ready to move out.

    I don't think I could have ever copped with living at home!
    if only my mum would see my point of view she thinks im gonna go and completely change when in uni, i.e. go out and party etc even though i dont drink/go to parties and i dont plan to -_-
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    I live in halls, although my uni is easily commutable. I'm also not a big one for going out, and I was worried I'd be the only one that is, however all of my friends at uni aren't big on going out either! For me, living in halls was my opportunity to get to know people, become independent and it is also a lot easier in terms of getting to uni and everything! I decided to live in halls knowing that if I really hated it, I could commute in my second and third year. I'm not going to lie to you, the first few days I found really hard, you're away from home, and you're totally independent for the first time. However, I'm 3 weeks in now, and I can honestly say that deciding to live in halls was the best decision I've ever made! I've made amazing friends, and because I'm on campus it's easier in terms of getting involved in societies and getting to know different people that aren't just on your course. Even in the short time that I've been here, I have matured and become a much more confident person. Uni has definitely changed me for the better!

    Also, as harsh as this may sound- this is your life now, obviously take other people's opinions (your mum's) into account, but ultimately, you're the one doing the three years at uni, you need to make sure that you're going to be happy there!
 
 
 
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