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I've just received an email from Unite Students saying that existing customers can re-book to stay with them in the 2020/2021 year. I was very surprised at this I didn't think my university (Portsmouth) allowed students to stay in halls in their second year.

I've been a bit stressed (not too much, of course) about second year housing as I'm not sure what my current flatmates are doing and I've only made one good friend so it's not like I have loads of people who would want to share with me. Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to staying in halls in your second year of university?
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(Original post by SpacePatroFan189)
I've just received an email from Unite Students saying that existing customers can re-book to stay with them in the 2020/2021 year. I was very surprised at this I didn't think my university (Portsmouth) allowed students to stay in halls in their second year.

I've been a bit stressed (not too much, of course) about second year housing as I'm not sure what my current flatmates are doing and I've only made one good friend so it's not like I have loads of people who would want to share with me. Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to staying in halls in your second year of university?
Unite is a private company not affiliated with your university, so they will let any student stay for as long as they want. You will potentially meet more friends (i.e. a new group of people), but equally you could meet people who are already in set friendship groups. Maybe ask what your good friend is doing first - some halls/flats cater for two people.
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(Original post by SpacePatroFan189)
I've just received an email from Unite Students saying that existing customers can re-book to stay with them in the 2020/2021 year. I was very surprised at this I didn't think my university (Portsmouth) allowed students to stay in halls in their second year.

I've been a bit stressed (not too much, of course) about second year housing as I'm not sure what my current flatmates are doing and I've only made one good friend so it's not like I have loads of people who would want to share with me. Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to staying in halls in your second year of university?
I have the same problem with you now but I have found my flatmates to move out from the halls next year. If you are planning to stay in the halls next year, you only have two options to choose, either Chaucer House or Greetham Street. I booked the viewing to look at the studios two days ago. For me, I think it's too small and it isn't worth paying 195 pounds per week. Don't worry, you still have time to make friends or you can try ask your flatmates and see.
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I have the same problem with you now but I have found my flatmates to move out from the halls next year. If you are planning to stay in the halls next year, you only have two options to choose, either Chaucer House or Greetham Street. I booked the viewing to look at the studios two days ago. For me, I think it's too small and it isn't worth paying 195 pounds per week. Don't worry, you still have time to make friends or you can try ask your flatmates and see.
I know, Unite Students absolutely weren't clear about en-suite rooms strictly being for first years! I don't want to live in a studio due to both the price and the fact that I don't want to actively isolate myself from others. Looks like I'll be getting a house like everyone else after all, for better or worse.

Also, would you happen to know when the deadline for applying for housing is?
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I know, Unite Students absolutely weren't clear about en-suite rooms strictly being for first years! I don't want to live in a studio due to both the price and the fact that I don't want to actively isolate myself from others. Looks like I'll be getting a house like everyone else after all, for better or worse.

Also, would you happen to know when the deadline for applying for housing is?
There isn't any deadline for applying of housing, they just said that it is better if you can solve the housing problem before Christmas.
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