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    So I've been sent an email about if I want to stay on in my halls or not and I'm debating.

    I'm staying in halls for second year (although different halls) for various reasons - I was applying for single semester study abroad so was told it'd be easier to stay with uni halls - but mainly because I hadn't made any friends, let alone anyone who'd want to move in with me.

    Now I'm in a similar situation. I still have no friends (and it's not looking up) nor no one to move in with or who would particularly want to move in with me so I'm most likely going back to halls. Also as I'm (hopefully) studying abroad next semester, it would be easier to apply for halls as opposed to private accommodation.
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    I'm worried there might be a thing about being a third year, and still living in halls. Also it's slightly more expensive. The university does offer uni-owned accommodation in the way of a house as well, which would be cheaper, so I'm considering that but I'm not too sure.
    Thoughts?
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    Nobody really cares what year you're in while you're in halls, however from your perspective you may well end up sharing a flat with noisy party-prone freshers. However most universities seem to gather the higher year students and PGs into separate flats, or sometimes they give an option to indicate a preference to not be housed with first years.

    Living in a house with other people you don't know isn't going to be functionally different however, as you'll still be sharing a kitchen space, most like a bathroom space unless you elect for an ensuite in halls, and you'll still be jointly responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the shared spaces and taking out garbage etc. You may find that the latter is just somewhat better organised in a house.
 
 
 
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