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accommodation question

Just wondering what’s your opinion on shared accommodation? I’ve been deliberating between a studio and halls with an en suite. What’s your opinion on each? What are the pros and cons? How important is it to have people in your accommodation who go to the same uni as you? Any help is appreciated!
I feel it depends on the type of person you are and if you can accommodate living with someone esle. And it also depend on the other persons behaviour. You could end up having a really good roomate and even better if you go to the same uni trust me . But if its the other way round ifs not so good is it?. So i feel you have no controp it depends on your roommate and all. Hope this help👍
Original post by kkaaaaa
Just wondering what’s your opinion on shared accommodation? I’ve been deliberating between a studio and halls with an en suite. What’s your opinion on each? What are the pros and cons? How important is it to have people in your accommodation who go to the same uni as you? Any help is appreciated!

i'm in shared flats but it hasn't been the best experience for me, i know people in other halls who get along really well with their flatmates but none of us here really talk to each other. it can get pretty messy with shared kitchens, overflowing bins and people leaving their pots and pans in the sink for TOO long, but these things i can personally deal with. it's not necessarily important to have people in your accommodation be at the same uni, but i guess it would be nice to share the commute and greet them in passing, if you aren't doing the same course
Original post by kkaaaaa
Just wondering what’s your opinion on shared accommodation? I’ve been deliberating between a studio and halls with an en suite. What’s your opinion on each? What are the pros and cons? How important is it to have people in your accommodation who go to the same uni as you? Any help is appreciated!

Hello!
I am a second year student and in first year I lived in halls and found it invaluable. It was a great way to make friends not only in my house but in surrounding houses too. A friend I made in the house next door did the same course as me so we walked to lectures together which was lovely. There are also cons of living in shared accommodation in that sometimes my housemates would go out clubbing and come back late but this didn't bother me too much. I definitely loved our shared living space as we would all cook meals together and eat together then hang out and watch movies in the evening. Overall, I loved the experience and would definitely recommend it to others!

Hope this helps,
Lucy (Lancaster University Student Ambassador)
Original post by kkaaaaa
Just wondering what’s your opinion on shared accommodation? I’ve been deliberating between a studio and halls with an en suite. What’s your opinion on each? What are the pros and cons? How important is it to have people in your accommodation who go to the same uni as you? Any help is appreciated!

Depends really what flatmates you have. Daughter was in a townhouse on campus in year 1 and all 12 got on fine. She went to private halls in 3rd year and 4th year with new people and they hardly speak. Everyone is busy revising or going out with friends they made on the outside of halls. They say hello in the kitchen but thats about it. Not like she minds as shes got her own friends outside of her halls, and she likes to keep her accommodation separate from social life with friends. She would not want to ruin it by moving in with them, but thats just how she rolls. She loves her own space, but cannot afford a studio just yet (shes starting phd in sept).

Some people are just social butterflies and really need that human interaction, wheres others are happy in their own company. If you are happy in your own company and dont mind the solitude, then studio is best (if you can afford it). Or if you still need a little bit of interaction, or a lot, then a shared flat is best, as you could make a friend for life. Or if you dont make a friend in flats, thats fine; but make sure you join societies and chat to many others outside your flat as you can.

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