Will unis care if you decide to live off-campus from start to finish? Watch
Me and the missus are aiming to rent a flat/apartment, and so i won't be living on the campus at any point in my uni-life.
Are there any universities who will get arsey about this?
Warwick could be difficult as I believe there is not a lot of off-campus accommodation nearby? Don't know about Oxford, but as for the rest it's your decision.
I know Cambridge won't let you live out.
can they do that?
Of course. Oxbridge don't even allow you to have a job, and make it effectively impossible to own a car, by providing no parking at all. For more or less all other Universities, however, living in University accomodation is purely optional.
1. (1) Unless regulations 4(2), 6, or 7 below apply, student members who are reading for a degree awarded on passing the Second Public Examination must reside, for the period prescribed for that degree, within six miles from Carfax.
2. (2) A student member to whom paragraph (1) above applies may reside within twenty-five miles from Carfax if he or she:
1. (a) holds the status of Senior Student or has already satisfied the examiners in a Second Public Examination; or
2. (b) resides in the home of his or her parent or guardian.
Of course. Oxbridge don't even allow you to have a job
The plus side being if you say you need a part time term time job (& TBH, I doubt most people do - you can earn plenty over the vacations & having a fixed employment commitment during term would probably have some detrimental effect on work/play/sleep ratios... although you can easily get away with doing casual work for the university/colleges & some people do just flout the rule anyway) to survive they will give you the money instead.
OK, unless you're a medic perhaps, or someone else with academic commitments in obscure places, or you have mitigating circumstances, or do a particular sport & if you fit those criteria there probably will be parking available to you (e.g. graduate parking, discretionary use of SCR parking, club facility) or you'll be living out anyway with your own space.
My college (Oxford) has some beautiful (+city centre & bargain) partnered flats. Wish I'd managed to apply for one!
Oxbridge don't even allow you to have a job.
Can you elaborate on that please or give relevant links ?
Also, if you live off campus, you will miss out on a great deal of University life. In my opinion, the best thing about University is living on campus. I didn't like the second year when I had to live off campus, and I am really looking forward to being on campus again in the final year.