Is it unusual or weird to stay in halls for third year?

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I'm going into my 3rd year and I still haven't sorted out my accommodation yet (I know I've left it really late but I wasn't sure if I was going to be at university next year). There's not really much available that is alright, majority of the ones left are quite old and rundown looking and I would prefer not to (lived in one of the newer halls in first year, and a modern house for 2nd year). Due to leaving it this late, and not knowing all my friends have either graduated or they've sorted housing already. I was considering going back to halls as I'd get to be in a modern accommodation with an ensuite, right next to the uni or should I keep trying to find private housing? In terms of price, I get max loan and I'll be working but I don't really wanna pay more than £105 pw, student housing is like £95-100 with what's left and halls is like £105.
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No, it is not unusual. But it is not ideal, especially if it is catered, or your flat mates are noisy louts.
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I know a few people who’ve ended up back in halls in 3rd/4th year, especially people who have returned from years in industry and things. You can normally request to be with other 3rd years not put back with the freshers.
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(Original post by fn12345)
I'm going into my 3rd year and I still haven't sorted out my accommodation yet (I know I've left it really late but I wasn't sure if I was going to be at university next year). There's not really much available that is alright, majority of the ones left are quite old and rundown looking and I would prefer not to (lived in one of the newer halls in first year, and a modern house for 2nd year). Due to leaving it this late, and not knowing all my friends have either graduated or they've sorted housing already. I was considering going back to halls as I'd get to be in a modern accommodation with an ensuite, right next to the uni or should I keep trying to find private housing? In terms of price, I get max loan and I'll be working but I don't really wanna pay more than £105 pw, student housing is like £95-100 with what's left and halls is like £105.
Yes its fine. Depends who you live with. though.Ufv its private then it might be a lot of internationals, so maybe not the liveliest.

3rd year is 9 months so goes very fast and study should be the priority. If you have other friends then you cna always meet up outside.
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I know a few people who’ve ended up back in halls in 3rd/4th year, especially people who have returned from years in industry and things. You can normally request to be with other 3rd years not put back with the freshers.
Yeah, if I was going to go back to halls they have the option to request this
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Yes its fine. Depends who you live with. though.Ufv its private then it might be a lot of internationals, so maybe not the liveliest.

3rd year is 9 months so goes very fast and study should be the priority. If you have other friends then you cna always meet up outside.
Like you said, im not that worried about it being lively just want to focus on my study& somewhere decent to live with an ensuite
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Like you said, im not that worried about it being lively just want to focus on my study& somewhere decent to live with an ensuite
Cant work out if this is private ir uni owned? You know what you cna cope with, think I might have gone for a studio.
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I know quite a few people who stayed in halls for their final/third year. They had gone on a year abroad and all their friends had already graduated, their friends had decided to study abroad at the last minute, they didn't have anyone close to share with, they wanted their own bathroom again etc.
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Hi there!

I know loads of students that lived in halls throughout their third year. If I were in your situation I'd write a list of pros and cons and then weigh out the options. Good luck!
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I know quite a few people who stayed in halls for their final/third year. They had gone on a year abroad and all their friends had already graduated, their friends had decided to study abroad at the last minute, they didn't have anyone close to share with, they wanted their own bathroom again etc.
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Hi there!

I know loads of students that lived in halls throughout their third year. If I were in your situation I'd write a list of pros and cons and then weigh out the options. Good luck!
Yeah, I came to the conclusion that I'll be staying in halls again. I had a look around at a few houses but majority of the ones left just don't look that appealing live in. Most of my friends have either graduated or have already found homes for the upcoming year and I don't really like the idea of sharing bathrooms again with people I've never met before and probably won't meet till I move in. I've requested to be with 2nd/3rd years and they said they can definitely sort something out with 2nd years but will also see if they have anything available with 3rd years. Thanks!
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Wouldn’t say it’s weird, with my university they placed final year students together in halls. I think as long as you’re budget can afford it, and you’re away from those troublesome freshers you’ll be fine 😉.
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