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    I have a bit of a dilemma!

    I will be going to University of Bristol in Sept, currently aged 21 but as my birthday is in September I will turn 22 when my course starts.

    Is it controversial (?) for an older student to live in halls? I don't look my age and I have friends at all ages, always get on with everyone. I'm mature but I love to party and I love having a busy social life which is why accommodation for mature/postgrad students doesn't really appeal to me at all. This will also be the first time I'm moving out of my parents' house so will be in the same boat as everyone but will I not be judged or excluded based on my age, being surrounded by 18 year olds?
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    It won't matter
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    Mature student at 21...okayyyy
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Mature student at 21...okayyyy
    hahaha it's what I've been classified as honestly don't feel like a mature student personally
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    If you spend your time telling everyone you are 21 and much more mature than everyone else, you'll get a reputation as a bit of a *******. I've seen it done.

    If not, no one will give a toss about the age difference.

    I stayed I halls when I was 24. It was no problem.
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    You'll be fine. You're more likely to be annoyed by pi55head 17yr olds than vice versa.
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    (Original post by Sulfolobus)
    If you spend your time telling everyone you are 21 and much more mature than everyone else, you'll get a reputation as a bit of a *******. I've seen it done.

    If not, no one will give a toss about the age difference.

    I stayed I halls when I was 24. It was no problem.
    Oh no, I'm not at all like that! I honestly get on with everyone.

    That's reassuring, thank you
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    I've been asking myself this question, however, I'll be 35 when I start and definitely can't pass for a school leaver.

    Bit worried about being the OAP but also don't want to miss out on the experience.
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    (Original post by Saresfield)
    I've been asking myself this question, however, I'll be 35 when I start and definitely can't pass for a school leaver.

    Bit worried about being the OAP but also don't want to miss out on the experience.
    I decided that I will apply for halls as I won't have this opportunity again and wouldn't wanna miss out on the experience!
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    I was in halls at 22-23 and was treated no differently. I feel like I didn't struggle as much as I already knew how to budget, cook, clean up after myself, etc.

    I didn't bank on having to teach four 18yos to cook and cleaning up after them when they went home for the weekend though.
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    HA i live in halls, im 25 and dont really do partying (well, i drink but dont do clubbing) and im fine so you should have a great time. Also half the people i share with are like 21 so im sure you wont be the only one.
 
 
 

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