Uni accommodation: Would you share a room with a stranger?

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Nik P
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If you had to share a room with someone at uni would you do so?... and if not what would you do?...
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If not: you have a single room :confused:
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Well, if the choice is "share a room with a stranger or live in a box on the street" I'd know what I'd go for

*puts pillow in box*
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If not: you have a single room :confused:
?!!? maybe if your a toff, but in London even if you apply for a single room you maybe be put into a shared room if you are in the first year...
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Well in shared rooms they tend to match you by similar interests. Personally I wouldn't mind too much, as long as they wern't really horrible or snored really loudly. There'd be problems with coming back late if the other person had an early night, or when you had, um "company", but I reckon you could work around those things.
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Well in shared rooms they tend to match you by similar interests. Personally I wouldn't mind too much, as long as they wern't really horrible or snored really loudly. There'd be problems with coming back late if the other person had an early night, or when you had, um "company", but I reckon you could work around those things.
Why go through all that BS, what if you need to study during the exam period and they are doing a doss course?...
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Been there, done that. Really you don't have much choice, so grin and bear it.
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Why go through all that BS, what if you need to study during the exam period and they are doing a doss course?...
(Original post by Nik P)
If you had to share a room with someone at uni would you do so?... and if not what would you do?...
She was offering an opinion on what it would be like if you had to do it, is that not what you wanted people to do?
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Why go through all that BS, what if you need to study during the exam period and they are doing a doss course?...
Well people with shared rooms are allocated them, it's not like you choose. If you get given one, you just have to get on with it!
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I used to think I wouldn't mind, but now I realise how used I am to having my own room. I pity the poor fool who had to share a room with my untidyness and loud rock music. Plus I think you couldn't relax as much if you were sharing a room.
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(Original post by Nik P)
If you had to share a room with someone at uni would you do so?... and if not what would you do?...
i think if i had to i would have to, but id hate it
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There'd be problems with coming back late if the other person had an early night, or when you had, um "company", but I reckon you could work around those things.
Nah, the more the merrier!! lol!
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Nah, the more the merrier!! lol!
lol, I know a poor guy who had to put up with having his roommate and the roommate's girlfriend doing the deed a metre away from him, while he was trying to sleep
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I shared all last year, saving myself £300 a term and putting me in one of the top slots of the accommodation draw for the next two years . It wasn't too bad.
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I shared all last year, saving myself £300 a term and putting me in one of the top slots of the accommodation draw for the next two years . It wasn't too bad.
Sharing is ok but even if you consider yourself a tolerant guy, it can be difficult. I was stuck with a Spanish guy and there were quite a few cultural problems. He'd use my stuff, even lend some of it to friends without asking me and it ended up pissing me off big time. To me, it was just a lack of respect. Then again, I'm sure he had some grudges against me...

Oh and he used to hang these dried sausages above his bed and you could see the grease slide along them. Sick.
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My room mate was rather messy but as it was a split room (I was upstairs, she was downstairs) it wasn't really a problem. You just need to be considerate of each other: coming in quietly after a late night, leaving a light on for the other if you go out, locking the door, leaving shared areas tidy etc. etc. I thought it was definitely worth the extra money saved and the better ballot position it has earnt me
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I shared a room for my Cambridge interview. It was only one night though. It wasn't as bad as I expected, but I wouldn't want to do it permanently
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Play some schoenberg nice and loud. Put up a barracade/upright piano

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Why go through all that BS, what if you need to study during the exam period and they are doing a doss course?...
lol, personally i think the points ellie made were much more valid than yours!

if you need to study you study?!? you can go to a library/workroom

and you'll also find that even when people do "doss" courses they study too, sometimes more so than those doing non doss courses.

love Katy ***
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I think i might share because it will be easiar not to cheat on my boyfriend!
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