Would I be able to enjoy university life if I stay at home?

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mr_phys101
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So if I go to B'ham university and my mum wants me to stay at home in Wolverhampton, then would I still be able to enjoy uni life or what?

In terms of going out, making friends etc...
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So if I go to B'ham university and my mum wants me to stay at home in Wolverhampton, then would I still be able to enjoy uni life or what?

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Yes, you'll miss out on stuff. Up to you to decide how important that is. It's your life and presumably you'll be 18+ so it's not your mum's job to tell you where you should live any more.
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So if I go to B'ham university and my mum wants me to stay at home in Wolverhampton, then would I still be able to enjoy uni life or what?

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Do what you want not what your mum wants. It's not her life.
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I think it highly depends on you. I go home very frequently and I do not think I am missing out on a lot of things, but I think you should have the final say, whatever works best for you!
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100% yes tbh, the freedom, the money and being able to do what you want and learning life skills are good. and you wont make many friends unless you live in halls TBH, or a large student house..
I currently go to a uni 2 hours away from my house, and my younger brother chose to stay at a home uni, and i can easily say i enjoy uni a lto more than him, and have made a lot more friends.
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You'll miss out on uni life if you stay at home.
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MOVE OUUUUUUT!!!...i live in wolves too...and i'll go to uni in stoke...my parents want me to stay home...i told them..shut up..i'm going...just received my ielts results today..got band 8...going tomorrow to offer holders day...and can't wait to receive an accommodation offer from staffs and move out in september...finally leaving the dungeon and its guardians behind.
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So if I go to B'ham university and my mum wants me to stay at home in Wolverhampton, then would I still be able to enjoy uni life or what?

In terms of going out, making friends etc...
Hi mr_phys101,

A lot of people who move away and move out to go to university experience a life style change and move out for the independence. Living away from home forces you to learn and develop skills such as budgeting, cooking and cleaning.

You will still have the same options in terms of socialising and joining clubs and society's during your time at university, however by living close to where you will be studying you will cut a large amount of travelling out, which will make it easier.

There are pros and cons to living at home and living at University.

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I would say yes. One of my friends lives at home and while she has a decent social life if anything is organised last minute or without a ton of notice, she can't come. She has to get permission from her parents, organise travel and find somewhere to stay, and sometimes if we decided to go out the day of, she can't make it. I also find that she has to leave straight after lectures/seminars while the rest of us stick around on campus. Honestly, unless it is completely unavoidable, I would move into halls. It's so much easier to make friends and become social.
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Hi there,

I went to Glasgow Uni where there is a huge percentage of students who live in or around Glasgow and so stay at home during uni. I really wouldn't say you miss out on uni life as such but there is no denying it would be a very different experience. I moved out as I had no choice (I'm from a small island miles away from where I went to uni) and that experience taught me a lot, of course. However, if it is cheaper and more practical for you to stay at home or you simply want to - that is your decision! You have to do what is best for you. Some of my best friends at university all lived at home, so it made no difference to them in terms of the close friendships they made. Yes they maybe had to do a little more organising in terms of Freshers week or nights out or late night library sessions but anecdotally, this didn't affect their experience - it was just different to the one someone who moved out had!

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