Is it worth staying at home during uniWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
I'm a hijabi and my parents insist I stay at home instead of renting accommodation for uni, no matter how far away the uni i get accepted into is. They're worried I'll get into trouble with drugs/alcohol/going out etc (things that i really don't intend on doing lol). I honestly don't mind staying at home: I know some of the benefits are cheapness, close to family and it's more comfortable. However, I don't live close to any of the universities I want to apply to. The shortest commute is about 1.5 hours with buses and trains. In the end, I only care about getting my education but I am worried about not getting enough rest/time with all the commuting I need to do, to and from campus, having to wake up early; not to mention workload and finding friends. Are there any hijabis out there that stayed at home? Was it worth it?
I would really look into different types of student accommodation, you can be in one gender flats and there’s also things like studio flats which are a lot more private and all sorts of private accommodation if your parents would be more comfortable with that.