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Hello! So basically I have an offer from Kings College London to study history, but I can decide to stay at home or live in accommodation. I currently live in London, and I love kings and the course they offer, but I don't know if I will get the full uni experience by living at home. I'm considering moving out for the first year, but I'm not sure if it will be worth it and if it's cheaper for me to stay at home. I want to be able to have the full uni experience and I feel like it will be easier for me to make friends and socialise if I stay in halls.
Any advice on what I should I do?
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Hello! So basically I have an offer from Kings College London to study history, but I can decide to stay at home or live in accommodation. I currently live in London, and I love kings and the course they offer, but I don't know if I will get the full uni experience by living at home. I'm considering moving out for the first year, but I'm not sure if it will be worth it and if it's cheaper for me to stay at home. I want to be able to have the full uni experience and I feel like it will be easier for me to make friends and socialise if I stay in halls.
Any advice on what I should I do?
My sister went kings lol and she stayed at home, She said if she could do it again she wouldve moved out but she doesnt deeply regret staying at home either. She said she had fun and went out loads of times in her first year with her uni friemds and when it was late would often stay at their accommodation. I think she had a decent uni experience, went to societies and out clubbing quite a lot but she hated commuting. We live in an awkward place so you need to get a bus to get a train and so on so going to and from uni was tiring

All that being said, she insists i move out first year (wasnt planning on staying at home either way lol) if i go to a london uni
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My sister went kings lol and she stayed at home, She said if she could do it again she wouldve moved out but she doesnt deeply regret staying at home either. She said she had fun and went out loads of times in her first year with her uni friemds and when it was late would often stay at their accommodation. I think she had a decent uni experience, went to societies and out clubbing quite a lot but she hated commuting. We live in an awkward place so you need to get a bus to get a train and so on so going to and from uni was tiring

All that being said, she insists i move out first year (wasnt planning on staying at home either way lol) if i go to a london uni
Hi thanks for your reply! Do you think if I moved out for the first year and I really enjoyed it, I could move out for the rest of the years? I'm just worried about living expenses and if it would be worth it. I live about 50 minutes away from the university, and I don't know if it would be worth the commute
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I wish I could live out first year and then commute from home 2nd and 3rd year. Instead of living out all 3 years.

The “uni experience” of living out gets kinda old after a few months or at least that’s how I personally feel (I haven’t really found a close friendship group so I might be living in halls again or take a risk and get a house with other students who I don’t know).

If you commute you can get a different kind of uni experience.

But it depends on your relationship with the people living at home. I found that living with my family was a bit stressful and I needed a break
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Hi thanks for your reply! Do you think if I moved out for the first year and I really enjoyed it, I could move out for the rest of the years? I'm just worried about living expenses and if it would be worth it. I live about 50 minutes away from the university, and I don't know if it would be worth the commute
If you can afford it, I would move out for the first year as it will make socialising and making friends a lot easier. Once you have made your friends and adapted to uni life, you will be in a better position to say whether or not you want to move out for Years 2 & 3 also, or commute from home to save costs
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Hi thanks for your reply! Do you think if I moved out for the first year and I really enjoyed it, I could move out for the rest of the years? I'm just worried about living expenses and if it would be worth it. I live about 50 minutes away from the university, and I don't know if it would be worth the commute
50 minutes commute isnt far at all considering many london unis have accommodation 50 mins away lol. But yeh i mean id say move out for the first year and then go back home. If you manage to find a place with some mates for second and third year then move out but its unlikely youll find somewhere cheap that has no commute
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The accommodation I was looking at is around 25 minutes away by train? And also it would be hassle if I needed to go back and forth
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50 minutes commute isnt far at all considering many london unis have accommodation 50 mins away lol. But yeh i mean id say move out for the first year and then go back home. If you manage to find a place with some mates for second and third year then move out but its unlikely youll find somewhere cheap that has no commute
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