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You would need to rent privately however that will be very costly to rent a flat all on your own.But maybe in 2nd year you can rent a massive house with your friends and then bring your dog.
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If its a licensed therapy animal, speak to the university and see if they can help with it.

If its a dog that just kinda helps with anxiety cos you can give it a cuddle, leave it at home with your parents - no way is it gonna be allowed.
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I hate dogs.

Leave that bacterial cesspit at home.
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Don't forget that many unis will offer emotional support animals of their own accord (weekly sessions and the like). It is a decent alternative if you can't take your dog
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You might be able to get an exception if your dog helps with anxiety and stress.
Try asking a university councellor
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You are highly unlikely to find accommodation that will allow you to bring a dog, and even if you did, the conditions (eg space) in student accommodation wouldn’t be fair on the dog. It would be much better to leave your dog at home for them. Most universities offer a good support system especially in the first term. You could look at accommodation further out and drive/travel, where it would be cheaper and you could get somewhere with a garden etc, but then you would have to travel and be away from your dog all day which isn’t fair. So really I know it will be difficult at first but you should leave your dog at home.
(Original post by ebrown155)
I am planning on starting Uni in 2020 and am looking forward to starting the course, but I own a medium sized dog and wondering if anyone has advice on finding accommodation and if they know anything or anyone who has brought a pet to Uni?
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Exactly, plus there will be no garden if you are in halls so where is the dog going to go to the toilet when you are out at uni all day. Additionally bored dog = damaged room. Then there are vet bills to consider, just a general nightmare from the off.
Jesus mother of holy mackerel christ I forgot about the fact that dogs defecate.

I know how this is going to go. Hold him/her/it over the toilet?
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(Original post by Anonymous1502)
You would need to rent privately however that will be very costly to rent a flat all on your own.But maybe in 2nd year you can rent a massive house with your friends and then bring your dog.
Most private landlords don't allow dogs.
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Jesus mother of holy mackerel christ I forgot about the fact that dogs defecate.

I know how this is going to go. Hold him/her/it over the toilet?
Same as at home, you take them out for a walk. But there's still the fundamental issue that most university accommodation (private or university) simply doesn't allow dogs.
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It is easier to leave your dog at home with your parents and visit during weekends/holidays.
But I have lived with several student flatmates and their pet dogs over the years.
It is possible to find private landlords willing to rent to students with pets and flatmates willing to look after your dog during your classes.
Most universities only allow registered assistance dogs into the uni.
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(Original post by ebrown155)
Thanks, however, this dog helps with my anxiety and I don't think I would cope leaving her at home. People raise babies while doing a course, so I think keeping a dog wouldn't be a bad thing
I think that's all the more reason to leave her home. You really should not have to depend on a pet just to be able to 'cope'. That's quite unhealthy. And raising babies while at university is idiotic, so don't follow such examples. (Obviously keeping a dog is nowhere near as bad though, just inconvenient and not at all good for the dog.)
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And raising babies while at university is idiotic
What's it like up there on yer pedestal?
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Seems to me your options are either

a. stick to a uni where you either live at home or close enough to see the dog often

b. borrow a dog https://cinnamon.org.uk/ of find a college with one https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-28966001

c. Get your anxiety treated - and that's the one I recommend - and go to uni when you are better able to cope
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What's it like up there on yer pedestal?
Feels good having common sense. Can't believe some people think it's a good idea to study at university, which demands full time commitment, and raise children at the same time. Complete lack of sense and care for the children.
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Feels good having common sense. Can't believe some people think it's a good idea to study at university, which demands full time commitment, and raise children at the same time. Complete lack of sense and care for the children.
New rules then, everyone. No one who has children should be allowed to go to university. :naughty:

It's not like working full time and raising children is acceptable or anything...
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Feels good having common sense. Can't believe some people think it's a good idea to study at university, which demands full time commitment, and raise children at the same time. Complete lack of sense and care for the children.
Are you as judgemental about working parents?
Uni study isn't as many hours a week as working full time.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Feels good having common sense. Can't believe some people think it's a good idea to study at university, which demands full time commitment, and raise children at the same time. Complete lack of sense and care for the children.
How is it any different from needing to work full time? I worked less hours per week at university than I did at a full time job. Loads of people manage kids and work or kids and uni, ya meff.
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(Original post by PhoenixFortune)
New rules then, everyone. No one who has children should be allowed to go to university. :naughty:

It's not like working full time and raising children is acceptable or anything...
Not even acceptable, but necessary much of the time.
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As opposed to employed parents, who don't have any distractions and can focus completely on the baby?
Grow up.
Lots of people do uni as mature students with kids.
(Original post by Anonymous)
Feels good having common sense. Can't believe some people think it's a good idea to study at university, which demands full time commitment, and raise children at the same time. Complete lack of sense and care for the children.
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I have a friend who goes to uni and rents a flat with a dog. She also recently bought a puppy so they kept each other company whilst she was in lectures etc. They helped with stress and anxiety. I think it’s best that you look around and ring and ask places and explain the situation! X
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