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    I`m going into my third and final year year of university next year and still haven`t been able to make any friends in the two years that I`ve been here so have nowhere to go and its May so pretty late. I`m currently in private accommodation but hated my flatmates this year and all private accommodation`s here were sold out by November so that was ruled out pretty quickly. Because I`ve had a bad experience and in general I`m a pretty shy person I don`t like they idea of moving into a house with strangers also.
    By process of elimination this only leaves me with the option of moving back into halls with first years next year and I was just wondering if anyone else has done this or if its weird? As my work will be pretty heavy I won`t obviously be going out much like first years do and I don`t want to ruin other people`s experiences of first year, tbh if I was in their position I wouldn`t want to be stuck with a 3rd year in my first year.
    I`ll have the embarrassment of having to explain to everyone why I`m living with first years again and I`m pretty sure whoever I`m with will think there`s something "off" as soon as I explain. Also I actually liked my flatmates in first year and feel a sort of attachment with them and my experience of that stage of uni if that makes sense and if I was to meet with them I`d feel particularly embarrassed having to tell them.
    Basically I don`t know what to do, overall I haven`t enjoyed uni and just want it over so I`ve got to pick from 3 options that I don`t really want. Is it worth me just going back into halls?
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    (Original post by The Monk)
    I`m going into my third and final year year of university next year and still haven`t been able to make any friends in the two years that I`ve been here so have nowhere to go and its May so pretty late. I`m currently in private accommodation but hated my flatmates this year and all private accommodation`s here were sold out by November so that was ruled out pretty quickly. Because I`ve had a bad experience and in general I`m a pretty shy person I don`t like they idea of moving into a house with strangers also.
    By process of elimination this only leaves me with the option of moving back into halls with first years next year and I was just wondering if anyone else has done this or if its weird? As my work will be pretty heavy I won`t obviously be going out much like first years do and I don`t want to ruin other people`s experiences of first year, tbh if I was in their position I wouldn`t want to be stuck with a 3rd year in my first year.
    I`ll have the embarrassment of having to explain to everyone why I`m living with first years again and I`m pretty sure whoever I`m with will think there`s something "off" as soon as I explain. Also I actually liked my flatmates in first year and feel a sort of attachment with them and my experience of that stage of uni if that makes sense and if I was to meet with them I`d feel particularly embarrassed having to tell them.
    Basically I don`t know what to do, overall I haven`t enjoyed uni and just want it over so I`ve got to pick from 3 options that I don`t really want. Is it worth me just going back into halls?
    I have sympathy with you but just try and live iina house with some strangers, even if you're shy you don't have to be friends with them, just be civil with them and keep to yourself. Your housemates won't mind if they were the ones advertising for a new housemate to make up the numbers. Unless you're fully comfortable with being a sort of outcast back in halls i would live in house. Hope it works out.
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    Have you thought of traditional, private renting? I don't know about your financial situation or what rent prices are like near your uni, but I'm starting uni in September as a mature student, and I already have a home that I rent privately and I don't plan on moving, as I can luckily afford it at uni, and my landlord is fine with the fact I'm returning to learning (he just cares if the rent is paid each month). Perhaps a one bed apartment or studio flat or something might be suitable for you.

    If that isn't at all feasible, and it looks like the only option is to move back into halls, I don't think it'll be weird or would ruin other people's experience, there will be others for them to socialise with. I have heard of people in 2nd and 3rd year in halls before, so you won't be the first or the last. If it's the best option, then go for it It is only for nine months, after all, and that time should fly by.
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    (Original post by Broadash18)
    I have sympathy with you but just try and live iina house with some strangers, even if you're shy you don't have to be friends with them, just be civil with them and keep to yourself. Your housemates won't mind if they were the ones advertising for a new housemate to make up the numbers. Unless you're fully comfortable with being a sort of outcast back in halls i would live in house. Hope it works out.
    Cheers, this year because I don`t get on with my current flatmates I`ve become badly reclusive and don`t think I can cope another year of that. Kind of worried now as I leave Uni next Friday so don`t have long! Might speak with the accommodation team about housing on monday
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    (Original post by The Monk)
    Cheers, this year because I don`t get on with my current flatmates I`ve become badly reclusive and don`t think I can cope another year of that. Kind of worried now as I leave Uni next Friday so don`t have long! Might speak with the accommodation team about housing on monday

    Good plan I would still say check rightmove.com and get an idea of prices You never know, you might find something perfect all to yourself. No flatmates, only yourself to clean up after and your own bathroom
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    (Original post by The Monk)
    I`m going into my third and final year year of university next year and still haven`t been able to make any friends in the two years that I`ve been here so have nowhere to go and its May so pretty late. I`m currently in private accommodation but hated my flatmates this year and all private accommodation`s here were sold out by November so that was ruled out pretty quickly. Because I`ve had a bad experience and in general I`m a pretty shy person I don`t like they idea of moving into a house with strangers also.
    By process of elimination this only leaves me with the option of moving back into halls with first years next year and I was just wondering if anyone else has done this or if its weird? As my work will be pretty heavy I won`t obviously be going out much like first years do and I don`t want to ruin other people`s experiences of first year, tbh if I was in their position I wouldn`t want to be stuck with a 3rd year in my first year.
    I`ll have the embarrassment of having to explain to everyone why I`m living with first years again and I`m pretty sure whoever I`m with will think there`s something "off" as soon as I explain. Also I actually liked my flatmates in first year and feel a sort of attachment with them and my experience of that stage of uni if that makes sense and if I was to meet with them I`d feel particularly embarrassed having to tell them.
    Basically I don`t know what to do, overall I haven`t enjoyed uni and just want it over so I`ve got to pick from 3 options that I don`t really want. Is it worth me just going back into halls?
    I'm going to be moving back into halls next year for my third year and so are most of my friends. I'm mainly moving back as I've found it easier to live in halls for getting to lectures/using the library and I also had problems with off campus housing so it was easier to go back into halls. When I was in first year my boyfriend's flat had a mixture of first and third years and they didn't seem to have that many problems. There's nothing wrong with moving back if you decide to do it, a fair few at my uni do end moving back for third year, some still live on campus in their fourth year.
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    I stayed in halls, all three years of uni for convenience and because I did not have many friends, third year I was lucky as I got a studio flat in halls which was great for space and quiet not so great on the cost but worthy it, having my own kitchen and living space was just what I needed.


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