How my 2020 uni life is going... what about you guys?

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I am enrolled at a London uni and I really wanted to move into accommodation, but decided not to - main reason being covid. (I am at a higher risk of being seriously ill because of my asthma if I catch it). I really wanted to make friends and have my own space (I dont really have this at home, and I dont have my own study desk/space either, as my house is very small for our family)

When studying alevels (especially with how hard they were), I always motivated myself that I could do it, because I told myself everything would be better next year and I could finally be independent and live by myself.

I feel really bad about this and like I am missing out on a lot by studying from home, I havent really made any friends and societies dont help that much in the current 'online for everything' situation.

I just wanted to ask if anyone else (whether you are in the UK or an international student outside), did you move into accommodation and how are you finding it so far? Please tell me about your experience in or out of accommodation.
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It’ll get easier is all I can tell you. In my first year I was in halls my flat were horrible I ended up only sleeping there spent my life at my friends place so it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. It’s hard working from home believe me I: there now but this situation won’t last forever. Try as hard as you can with the online seminars, faceboook groups and seminars. Some of my closest friends I’ve met on online seminars (we had them before covid).

I still study and also teach you really aren’t alone in all this a lot of people feel out of touch. Keep your chin up and give yourself a break it’s uncharted ground but you sound like you have the determination to get through the tough times.
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It’ll get easier is all I can tell you. In my first year I was in halls my flat were horrible I ended up only sleeping there spent my life at my friends place so it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. It’s hard working from home believe me I: there now but this situation won’t last forever. Try as hard as you can with the online seminars, faceboook groups and seminars. Some of my closest friends I’ve met on online seminars (we had them before covid).

I still study and also teach you really aren’t alone in all this a lot of people feel out of touch. Keep your chin up and give yourself a break it’s uncharted ground but you sound like you have the determination to get through the tough times.
oh my gosh Thank you so so much for this. It made me feel so much better. Very kind of you
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It’ll get easier is all I can tell you. In my first year I was in halls my flat were horrible I ended up only sleeping there spent my life at my friends place so it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. It’s hard working from home believe me I: there now but this situation won’t last forever. Try as hard as you can with the online seminars, faceboook groups and seminars. Some of my closest friends I’ve met on online seminars (we had them before covid).

I still study and also teach you really aren’t alone in all this a lot of people feel out of touch. Keep your chin up and give yourself a break it’s uncharted ground but you sound like you have the determination to get through the tough times.
and to be honest I need to find a friend like you 😂😂 ty
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dont worry, all my friends have moved into accomidation for uni and they all say it's still lonely. the people who you see partying with their flatmates are scum because they're making everyone go into lockdown again, so don't feel bad about missing out. this whole year is a trainwreck and millions of uni students feel your pain. stay positive! you're doing the right thing.
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dont worry, all my friends have moved into accomidation for uni and they all say it's still lonely. the people who you see partying with their flatmates are scum because they're making everyone go into lockdown again, so don't feel bad about missing out. this whole year is a trainwreck and millions of uni students feel your pain. stay positive! you're doing the right thing.
thank you so much. this made me feel better... you're the best!!
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and to be honest I need to find a friend like you 😂😂 ty
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oh my gosh Thank you so so much for this. It made me feel so much better. Very kind of you
Honestly my pleasure we’ve all got to pull together at the end of the day, it’s such a difficult situation and changing to uni is hard enough! Drop me a message if you ever need a sympathetic ear I know how sucky it is to feel alone. And good luck with your first term you’re gonna crush it!
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I am enrolled at a London uni and I really wanted to move into accommodation, but decided not to - main reason being covid. (I am at a higher risk of being seriously ill because of my asthma if I catch it). I really wanted to make friends and have my own space (I dont really have this at home, and I dont have my own study desk/space either, as my house is very small for our family)

When studying alevels (especially with how hard they were), I always motivated myself that I could do it, because I told myself everything would be better next year and I could finally be independent and live by myself.

I feel really bad about this and like I am missing out on a lot by studying from home, I havent really made any friends and societies dont help that much in the current 'online for everything' situation.

I just wanted to ask if anyone else (whether you are in the UK or an international student outside), did you move into accommodation and how are you finding it so far? Please tell me about your experience in or out of accommodation.
Hi!

I'm so sorry to hear this
Have you tried going to your local library to work? Maybe treat it like a 9-5 sort of thing and it would be a quiet area for you to study without being distracted. Also, being out of the house in a different environment would be healthy instead of being in the house all day.
Maybe try making a list of what you want to achieve to help you stay motivated to work.
having a quick 5-10 minute break every half hour is actually good for you too. I find going for a walk round the block helpful.
I understand it's difficult given societies, but stick with them and be engaging, as this will be helpful when you finally get to meet them.
For me personally I'm in a shared house and found this helpful, because we're all in the same situation and I do more with them than I would do at home.

I hope this helps!
Chloe - Official Student Rep
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