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Hi, I’ve just turned 27, finished a Foundation Year at university and I have decided to move into halls of residence for my first year of the degree. My question is what is life like in halls of residence with wild teenagers at my old age? 😂
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(Original post by DazzaHatty)
Hi, I’ve just turned 27, finished a Foundation Year at university and I have decided to move into halls of residence for my first year of the degree. My question is what is life like in halls of residence with wild teenagers at my old age? 😂
That's really rather up to you. They will party, there will be wild and noisy nights, though probably not as many as you think. Once the work kicks in after Freshers Week, it normally calms down to once a week, if that.

So you broadly, have three options

  1. Join them - they won't care, so long as you keep up!
  2. Stay in, sip your ovaltine and smile at the folly of youth and let them get on with it, you are only young once etc
  3. Sit there wide-eyed and furious at 2am cursing and swearing the inconsiderate nature of youth today and composing a Howler (though you presumably won't get that reference) to every University authority you can think of the next day.


Clearly 1 and 2 are the only reasonable options, but it's surprising how many people feel obliged to take option 3 because they've got rights!
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Thanks for the response. I think option 1 is probably the best option. Hopefully they do allow me to fit in and not see me as some “weirdo” How likely is it for that to happen? It’s certainly possible. I probably need to relax and stop assuming they won’t like me.
(Original post by threeportdrift)
That's really rather up to you. They will party, there will be wild and noisy nights, though probably not as many as you think. Once the work kicks in after Freshers Week, it normally calms down to once a week, if that.

So you broadly, have three options

  1. Join them - they won't care, so long as you keep up!
  2. Stay in, sip your ovaltine and smile at the folly of youth and let them get on with it, you are only young once etc
  3. Sit there wide-eyed and furious at 2am cursing and swearing the inconsiderate nature of youth today and composing a Howler (though you presumably won't get that reference) to every University authority you can think of the next day.


Clearly 1 and 2 are the only reasonable options, but it's surprising how many people feel obliged to take option 3 because they've got rights!
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(Original post by DazzaHatty)
Thanks for the response. I think option 1 is probably the best option. Hopefully they do allow me to fit in and not see me as some “weirdo” How likely is it for that to happen? It’s certainly possible. I probably need to relax and stop assuming they won’t like me.
I went back to Uni at 38 and the weirdest thing I found was that in 3 years, no-one ever mentioned my age at all. I wasn't a party person, but I socialised with my fellow student, and I played a sport at Uni level, and no-one even appeared to notice I was old enough to be their parent. It's really only an issue if you make it one, and purposely look for ageist slights.
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If it's anything like my experience then probably a nightmare (nobody cleaned, constant noise, immature arguments) I was with people who only cared about 'the sesh' and other than their stories from the last time they got drunk - they were bland AF, i'd recommend getting a studio or move into a house share with older people.
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