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    I've seen this question a lot and have been wondering if I should move out or stay at home. I know there's pros and cons for both but I would still like some advice. I live in Greater Manchester and would be commuting to Manchester via the bus I had a look into trains but the train station is 30 mins away whereas the bus stop is outside my house.

    Staying at home:

    Pro:
    -Save thousands
    -Home cooked meals
    -Don't pay rent or other contribution fees
    -Parent is generally cool with what I do

    Con:
    -It's around 3-4 hours commuting on a bus there and back each day
    -Waking up early
    -Possibly harder to make friends
    -If I have a gap between next lecture it could be around 3-4 hours to burn time

    Moving out:

    Pro:
    -Understand what it means to be independent
    -Having that 'Uni experience'
    -Can stay out later
    -Maybe make friends easier

    Cons:
    -Costs around 6,000£
    -Live on pot noodles (Not bad but can't do if for a year)
    -Barely any money left over after Acc fees and food so won't be able to go out, buy ****

    That's some of the things I can think of atm and Monday is when the application for Acc starts so if am moving out I need to have a firm idea of what I'm getting into.
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    (Original post by Kas11)
    I've seen this question a lot and have been wondering if I should move out or stay at home. I know there's pros and cons for both but I would still like some advice. I live in Greater Manchester and would be commuting to Manchester via the bus I had a look into trains but the train station is 30 mins away whereas the bus stop is outside my house.

    Staying at home:

    Pro:
    -Save thousands
    -Home cooked meals
    -Don't pay rent or other contribution fees
    -Parent is generally cool with what I do

    Con:
    -It's around 3-4 hours commuting on a bus there and back each day
    -Waking up early
    -Possibly harder to make friends
    -If I have a gap between next lecture it could be around 3-4 hours to burn time

    Moving out:

    Pro:
    -Understand what it means to be independent
    -Having that 'Uni experience'
    -Can stay out later
    -Maybe make friends easier

    Cons:
    -Costs around 6,000£
    -Live on pot noodles (Not bad but can't do if for a year)
    -Barely any money left over after Acc fees and food so won't be able to go out, buy ****

    That's some of the things I can think of atm and Monday is when the application for Acc starts so if am moving out I need to have a firm idea of what I'm getting into.
    Do you know what loan amount you'll be getting in either situation? I think the full loan is around 8k and if you go for halls it'll cost potentially too much to be able to comfortably clothe and feed yourself. One compromise is find cheaper private accomodation in manchester and go there instead (i've had two friends study at different universities there and house shares have cost them i think 70/80 a week which is much less than uni owned halls).
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    (Original post by Kas11)
    -Live on pot noodles (Not bad but can't do if for a year)
    -Barely any money left over after Acc fees and food so won't be able to go out, buy ****

    That's some of the things I can think of atm and Monday is when the application for Acc starts so if am moving out I need to have a firm idea of what I'm getting into.
    tbh living on pot noodles is your own choice, not really a direct consequence of living in halls. Also if your home is close by you can always make the commute to do laundry and get food once or twice a week depending on your timetable.

    I'd say if your student loan comfortably covers the accommodation fees then consider it, the time you'll lose in the commute will be valuable at least towards exam season if not throughout the year.

    For what it's worth one of my friends commuted to university and didn't seem to have any problems making friends. Even made things even easier for us because he had a car lol.
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    (Original post by Kas11)
    I've seen this question a lot and have been wondering if I should move out or stay at home. I know there's pros and cons for both but I would still like some advice. I live in Greater Manchester and would be commuting to Manchester via the bus I had a look into trains but the train station is 30 mins away whereas the bus stop is outside my house.

    Staying at home:

    Pro:
    -Save thousands
    -Home cooked meals
    -Don't pay rent or other contribution fees
    -Parent is generally cool with what I do

    Con:
    -It's around 3-4 hours commuting on a bus there and back each day
    -Waking up early
    -Possibly harder to make friends
    -If I have a gap between next lecture it could be around 3-4 hours to burn time

    Moving out:

    Pro:
    -Understand what it means to be independent
    -Having that 'Uni experience'
    -Can stay out later
    -Maybe make friends easier

    Cons:
    -Costs around 6,000£
    -Live on pot noodles (Not bad but can't do if for a year)
    -Barely any money left over after Acc fees and food so won't be able to go out, buy ****

    That's some of the things I can think of atm and Monday is when the application for Acc starts so if am moving out I need to have a firm idea of what I'm getting into.
    Staying at home:

    - That communte will get tiring very quickly and you'll be wasting so much timenwhen you could be working, socialisong etc.
    - If something happens with your transport you could be late or not make it at all.
    - Yeah living 1.5-2 hours away will probably make making real friends hard. You won't be able to socialise as easily.
    - Yes you save money, and waste it on commuting.
    - The 'uni experience' is overrated, but still...

    Moving out:
    - You get independence.
    - You learn to budget.
    - You can go to the library/lectures/social events easily.
    - You get to try something different.
    - You can find yourself a job to have money.

    I say move out.


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    I think the loan amount is under 8K and this is my first year attending so from college tutors, friends and family they have all recomended halls as it is safer and house sharing would be a better option for 2nd/ 3rd year. I wouldn't mind house sharing however only a few mates have decided to go Uni and they are going to Leeds or further away from Manchester.




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    Do you know what loan amount you'll be getting in either situation? I think the full loan is around 8k and if you go for halls it'll cost potentially too much to be able to comfortably clothe and feed yourself. One compromise is find cheaper private accomodation in manchester and go there instead (i've had two friends study at different universities there and house shares have cost them i think 70/80 a week which is much less than uni owned halls).
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    (Original post by Kas11)
    I think the loan amount is under 8K and this is my first year attending so from college tutors, friends and family they have all recomended halls as it is safer and house sharing would be a better option for 2nd/ 3rd year. I wouldn't mind house sharing however only a few mates have decided to go Uni and they are going to Leeds or further away from Manchester.
    Halls are a way of getting to know people but they are pretty expensive for what you get, it's whether you're comfortable with struggling moneywise for 1st year
 
 
 
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