MY first post on here so please forgive me if I do something wrong...
I have a bit of a dilemma about where I should live when I go to university. I am not so sure about living in the student halls as I have had absolutely no information about them and what my options would be. Is it possible for me to rent privately in my first year? I know that moving to another city and renting a flat or house is probably not recommended, but can it be done? Will my student maintenance loan cover some of that? I have heard though that for all first-year students it is compulsory to stay in UNI accommodation. I was going to live with a friend if it is possible to avoid student halls. She will be going to Salford, but simply will not live in halls. I would like to know what options I really have, and what it is like in the student halls or in a rented flat/house, hopefully from people actually living in these situations if possible, as this will really help clear up my decision.
Thanks in advance