Would it be embarrassing for a 35 year old to stay in a halls of residence for a year

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In 2018, I will be turning 35 years old and doing a one year masters at university. Back in 2013 (when I was 30 years old) I studied a one year top up degree in Health Studies (at the same university) and stayed in the halls of residence for a year. A lot of the students on my floor were mature students. Where I stayed was quiet and didn't attract many students, because it was situated in an isolated area with no nightclubs or pubs close by. I want to return to the same accommodation. I prefer quietness and I don't go out at night-I'm street smart. Would be it be embarrassing for a 35 year old to stay in the halls of residence for a year?
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probably if you lived in a flat with other freshers and tried too hard to socialise with other 18 year old freshers.

Many unis have mature student accommodation, where you would be fine.

I know a bunch of international students who were like 27,28 studying law because in their country, law is a postgraduate degree.

Once your past 23, you dont really care about age.
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probably if you lived in a flat with other freshers and tried too hard to socialise with other 18 year old freshers.

Many unis have mature student accommodation, where you would be fine.

I know a bunch of international students who were like 27,28 studying law because in their country, law is a postgraduate degree.

Once your past 23, you dont really care about age.
Were the international students who were 27/28 in your halls or mature accommodation?
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When I stayed in the halls of residence back in 2013, the students were between 27-34 years old on my floor.
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If you've already stayed in it at age 30, the extra 5 years isn't going to make a difference. In student terms, you were already old the first time.
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(Original post by princess pokey)
In 2018, I will be turning 35 years old and doing a one year masters at university. Back in 2013 (when I was 30 years old) I studied a one year top up degree in Health Studies (at the same university) and stayed in the halls of residence for a year. A lot of the students on my floor were mature students. Where I stayed was quiet and didn't attract many students, because it was situated in an isolated area with no nightclubs or pubs close by. I want to return to the same accommodation. I prefer quietness and I don't go out at night-I'm street smart. Would be it be embarrassing for a 35 year old to stay in the halls of residence for a year?
Nope and just check with accommodation that the age range hasnt changed. Its unlikely to have in three years and they probably put you with mature and post grads to make sure you didnt feel out of place. Nothing to stop you checking with them. Its fine in any event.
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Might be a smidge awkward but shouldnt be too hard. It really depends on what you make of it and how you act.
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Were the international students who were 27/28 in your halls or mature accommodation?
so the way it worked was mature students were grouped together . So everyone in that flat was a mature student.

If you end up in a flat with you and 4 other people aged 19-21 it might get awkward.
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If you try to tag along to nights out with the young freshers (18-19 years old), that probably won't go down too well. Find a group of fellow mature students and socialise with them. If I'm being honest, if I were still a fresher, I would find it a tad strange if my 30yr old+ flatmate was loitering around when I was trying to meet people at uni...
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LMAO, I'm not there to make friends or socialise. I will be working, studying, going out shopping and seeing my family. I don't go out clubbing. Where I will be staying, don't hold any gatherings or fresher parties for students. A lot of the younger students hated staying at that halls of residence because there was no clubs or pubs nearby. The mature students on my floor weren't interested in clubbing and so on. They only liked going on day trips or hiking.
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I'm a 32 year old studying my masters and live with 25 yr old masters students. I think they are boring! I want to go clubbing!
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I'm a 32 year old studying my masters and live with 25 yr old masters students. I think they are boring! I want to go clubbing!
hahaha good on ya.
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You can study at any age but it is rather embarrassing as your in student halls. If you weren't I'd tell you no straight away. I would keep your lips sealed about your age as you are now classified as a mature student. You will not only be around people much younger but living with them too
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When I stayed in the halls of residence back in 2013, the students were between 27-34 years old on my floor.
So then what's the issue? You're pretty close to that age range.
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Is it really that embarrassing if the halls are really nice and not complete dumps ? If they are dumps then I would understand. I get that a lot of the 18 year olds look like little kids and talk in txt speak.
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no, maybe you'll have the harder time there, because you'll maybe be the most caring person at the residence and everyone will make it out, like you don't care.
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