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Hello everyone! So basically i'm thinking about moving out for university and studying economics at loughborough university. My choices were between lboro, and queen mary. However if i go queen mary i can stay at home as the university is only 20 minutes away from my house but loughborough is about 2 hours away ( although i can visit once a month maybe ). So i guess my question what do you think i should do ? Is moving out very difficult to get used to,or do you get over it eventually? Thanks guys
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I was quite scared at the thought of moving out to go to uni, as I can get mildly homesick at times. I was also quite excited at the prospect of being independent. I go to sheffield which is about a 1.5 hour drive away from my hometown, which I thought was the perfect distance to be independent as well as being able to come home when I want to.
One of my current housemates lived at home for first year because she lives locally, and then moved in with us for second and third year as she wanted more of the 'uni experience'.
Moving out was a bit of a culture shock at first, but as a first year in uni halls it comforted me quite a lot to remember that everyone was in the same boat of adjusting and missing home. Once uni lectures started it was much easier to get into a routine of doing work vs socialising with flatmates/coursemates.
If you have any more questions I'd be happy to help where I can!
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I was quite scared at the thought of moving out to go to uni, as I can get mildly homesick at times. I was also quite excited at the prospect of being independent. I go to sheffield which is about a 1.5 hour drive away from my hometown, which I thought was the perfect distance to be independent as well as being able to come home when I want to.
One of my current housemates lived at home for first year because she lives locally, and then moved in with us for second and third year as she wanted more of the 'uni experience'.
Moving out was a bit of a culture shock at first, but as a first year in uni halls it comforted me quite a lot to remember that everyone was in the same boat of adjusting and missing home. Once uni lectures started it was much easier to get into a routine of doing work vs socialising with flatmates/coursemates.
If you have any more questions I'd be happy to help where I can!
Wow thanks a lot! I'm also quite worried because my family is very protective and are always questioning whether i can handle and cope with moving out to university. That's when i started questioning more to myself if i could actually cope with the responsibility. Just out of curiosity how long did it take you to settle and handle living away from your parents and how often did you also visit your home? Thanks again
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I was quite scared at the thought of moving out to go to uni, as I can get mildly homesick at times. I was also quite excited at the prospect of being independent. I go to sheffield which is about a 1.5 hour drive away from my hometown, which I thought was the perfect distance to be independent as well as being able to come home when I want to.
One of my current housemates lived at home for first year because she lives locally, and then moved in with us for second and third year as she wanted more of the 'uni experience'.
Moving out was a bit of a culture shock at first, but as a first year in uni halls it comforted me quite a lot to remember that everyone was in the same boat of adjusting and missing home. Once uni lectures started it was much easier to get into a routine of doing work vs socialising with flatmates/coursemates.
If you have any more questions I'd be happy to help where I can!
Also how often did you see your flatmates when at university, i know its a weird question, but im just curious if you partake in activities with your flatmates or just stay mostly in your rooms and just get on with your own lives pretty much?
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Also how often did you see your flatmates when at university, i know its a weird question, but im just curious if you partake in activities with your flatmates or just stay mostly in your rooms and just get on with your own lives pretty much?
Firstly, I think it's one of those things that you just can't know how you're going to cope with moving out until it actually happens? It's normal in uni for people to really hate it and move home/switch courses/switch unis so try not to worry too much. I struggled a bit in Fresher's week because we weren't really doing anything apart from registering for uni and introduction stuff and going out with the flatmates. Once lectures started I actually had things I needed to be getting on with so it got better after that! and there's always video calls to stay connected. I think I went home about once every 3/4 weeks in the first semester of first year because I wanted to try and stay settled, and we often went out at the weekends. Three of us did quite a lot of our uni work in the kitchen/corridor of halls, even though we are all on different courses which was quite nice, and we all often eat at the same time so we'd see each other then. In exams everyone is more confined to their rooms but it's because everyone is doing revision!
In contrast to this, my brother has just finished his first year and my parents were quite worried about him living away because he relies on them quite a lot around the house. He'd come home pretty much every weekend (he has a season ticket to a local football team) but he always brought home washing and my mum would do a food shop for him. His uni is slightly closer than mine I think, but it suited both him and my parents.
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Firstly, I think it's one of those things that you just can't know how you're going to cope with moving out until it actually happens? It's normal in uni for people to really hate it and move home/switch courses/switch unis so try not to worry too much. I struggled a bit in Fresher's week because we weren't really doing anything apart from registering for uni and introduction stuff and going out with the flatmates. Once lectures started I actually had things I needed to be getting on with so it got better after that! and there's always video calls to stay connected. I think I went home about once every 3/4 weeks in the first semester of first year because I wanted to try and stay settled, and we often went out at the weekends. Three of us did quite a lot of our uni work in the kitchen/corridor of halls, even though we are all on different courses which was quite nice, and we all often eat at the same time so we'd see each other then. In exams everyone is more confined to their rooms but it's because everyone is doing revision!
In contrast to this, my brother has just finished his first year and my parents were quite worried about him living away because he relies on them quite a lot around the house. He'd come home pretty much every weekend (he has a season ticket to a local football team) but he always brought home washing and my mum would do a food shop for him. His uni is slightly closer than mine I think, but it suited both him and my parents.
Thank you so much! It was very insightful and useful and definitely makes me feel a bit more comfortable about moving out. Thanks for taking the time to answer and help out!!
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Even if you go to QM, I'd say move out. A lot of the uni experience is living out.
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Even if you go to QM, I'd say move out. A lot of the uni experience is living out.
Thanks! I think i want to aswell but there's another side of me that thinks i may not be able to handle it. But i think that's okay as everyone has doubts
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Thanks! I think i want to aswell but there's another side of me that thinks i may not be able to handle it. But i think that's okay as everyone has doubts
I was the same. My parents basically forced me to move out lol and I'm glad they did.
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Hello everyone! So basically i'm thinking about moving out for university and studying economics at loughborough university. My choices were between lboro, and queen mary. However if i go queen mary i can stay at home as the university is only 20 minutes away from my house but loughborough is about 2 hours away ( although i can visit once a month maybe ). So i guess my question what do you think i should do ? Is moving out very difficult to get used to,or do you get over it eventually? Thanks guys
I found it difficult, and still do get homesick. I think if you want to become independent and learn to grow, it's a great opportunity. But, it is challenging and means you'll have to grow out of your comfort zone. I enjoy it, but I also really struggle at times. So, be prepared for this too.
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Wow thanks a lot! I'm also quite worried because my family is very protective and are always questioning whether i can handle and cope with moving out to university. That's when i started questioning more to myself if i could actually cope with the responsibility.
Presumably you're not going to be living at home forever? Imo moving away to university is one of the best times to experience independent living because it isn't 100% independent in that you have a safety net if things go wrong. Moving away for university was one of the best things I ever did plus I never got homesick either.
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Presumably you're not going to be living at home forever? Imo moving away to university is one of the best times to experience independent living because it isn't 100% independent in that you have a safety net if things go wrong. Moving away for university was one of the best things I ever did plus I never got homesick either.
yeah i guess your right my friends told me the same thing when they said "your not going to be living with your family forever". I guess im just overcomplicating it in my head
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Hello everyone! So basically i'm thinking about moving out for university and studying economics at loughborough university. My choices were between lboro, and queen mary. However if i go queen mary i can stay at home as the university is only 20 minutes away from my house but loughborough is about 2 hours away ( although i can visit once a month maybe ). So i guess my question what do you think i should do ? Is moving out very difficult to get used to,or do you get over it eventually? Thanks guys
keep in mind that career prospects are better if you study in london
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I found it difficult, and still do get homesick. I think if you want to become independent and learn to grow, it's a great opportunity. But, it is challenging and means you'll have to grow out of your comfort zone. I enjoy it, but I also really struggle at times. So, be prepared for this too.
Yeah i think your right, its a great opportunity to grow and for me i think im quite lucky as im visiting another city thats roughly 1.5-2hours away so i still can visit around once a month or 2 months unlike some people who move out to different countries. But having said that i feel that like you said it would be challenging, although i think this feeling will subside as you get used to living there after a few weeks. Hopefully
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I was the same. My parents basically forced me to move out lol and I'm glad they did.
Haha. How long did it take you to settle in? And did taking in part in activities perhaps societies or sports clubs help you settle in faster?
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Haha. How long did it take you to settle in? And did taking in part in activities perhaps societies or sports clubs help you settle in faster?
Quite quickly. Just spoke to freshers before we moved in etc.
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Quite quickly. Just spoke to freshers before we moved in etc.
okay, thanks
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Even if you go to QM, I'd say move out. A lot of the uni experience is living out.
Another thought on this point - if you do go to QM and move out, then you know that you're only 20 mins from home if you end up not liking it!
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