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    I am going to study at Nottingham university.

    I am having a hard time in thinking if it would be relevant for me to stay on campus.

    Basically I will be studying at uni for 1 day a week and have a workshop that I will have to attend once a term.

    Is there any point in staying in halls or should I just stay at home?


    My accomodation fee was somewhere between £3647 I think for the year. Self catered flat.
    £77.49 per week


    I want to live on campus but other times I don't, I just have no idea of what I should do.

    I have a week to decide.

    HELP!!!!:eek3:

    Thanks
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    What are you doing for the other 6 days a week?
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    what on earth are you studying that only requires one day a week!
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    lol...I know...
    I am studying Humanistic Counselling practice.

    Well if I find a job then I'll be working the 6 days.
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    I live in Notts, and you'll probably have a hard time finding a job. I've been hunting and applying for months and still jobless. It would probably be easier (and cheaper) just to travel here when you need it, unless you live somewhere ridiculously far away like Austrailia lol. Good luck anyway. And enjoy Nottingham
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    I lived at home for the last two years of university (live about 30 mins away). At first I was doubtful, but now that I have graduated that letter from the student loans company doesn't look half as bad as my all my friends.
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    (Original post by Townplanner88)
    I lived at home for the last two years of university (live about 30 mins away). At first I was doubtful, but now that I have graduated that letter from the student loans company doesn't look half as bad as my all my friends.

    How did you find living in campus and did you think that moving out in the first year did you well? like socialising, living the student life? etc
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    (Original post by sweetz8908)
    How did you find living in campus and did you think that moving out in the first year did you well? like socialising, living the student life? etc
    I loved living at campus and certainly recommend it for your first year at Uni. That is were i met most of my Uni friends i spent the next two years with. However living at home for the last two was probably the best decision i made. I still socialised and lived the student life as i spent maybe three days a week in uni and stayed with my friends when going out.

    Like you i wasn't in Uni everyday and when it comes to private housing i just couldn't bring myself to pay all that money, especially considering how many holidays you get in uni. At home i also had a much better environment in which to study when it came to exams/dissertation.

    The best thing about it all though was the money that i saved, i used my maintenance grant to buy a car that i could never have afforded and is essential for my job now. I would certainly recommend living at home if you have the option, times are changing now and people need to be realistic about finance after university and debt.
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    (Original post by Townplanner88)
    I loved living at campus and certainly recommend it for your first year at Uni. That is were i met most of my Uni friends i spent the next two years with. However living at home for the last two was probably the best decision i made. I still socialised and lived the student life as i spent maybe three days a week in uni and stayed with my friends when going out.

    Like you i wasn't in Uni everyday and when it comes to private housing i just couldn't bring myself to pay all that money, especially considering how many holidays you get in uni. At home i also had a much better environment in which to study when it came to exams/dissertation.

    The best thing about it all though was the money that i saved, i used my maintenance grant to buy a car that i could never have afforded and is essential for my job now. I would certainly recommend living at home if you have the option, times are changing now and people need to be realistic about finance after university and debt.


    hmm...so what would you say about a person that would be studying for 1 day a week and 4 weekend workshops per year who would want to stay in halls, would you still recommend it?
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    (Original post by sweetz8908)
    hmm...so what would you say about a person that would be studying for 1 day a week and 4 weekend workshops per year who would want to stay in halls, would you still recommend it?
    Yes I would say live in halls, it makes the first year a lot easier and gives you chance to meet new people and gain some independence. You will probably find you end up going in a lot more than one day a week even if that is your lecture schedule. For using the library, meeting up with clubs/societies and doing sports etc. After your first your you will be in a better position to decide if you want/need to live near campus or at home.
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    Is your course part-time, or do you have to do extra reading or work experience type things for 4 days a week?

    If it's part-time then you'd probably spend more time with your current friends (at home) than your uni friends, but if it's full time and just vocational (more like an apprenticeship-type style), you'll probably be socialising more with uni friends, and want to live on campus.
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    I had a quick look on the Nottingham uni website, and it says you still do the same number of modules and credits as any other full-time degree and seemed to suggest you do a placement? So I think you'll need to spend at least 2 more days reading/doing your placement (in addition to the 1 day a wk and a weekend), making 5 days out of 7, just not the standard five!

    Anyway. The point of this long ramble was just to say you'll probably want to live on campus with all the other full-time students
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    Follow your heart. Do what you feel is right. Don't just not move to halls because it costs a lot of money cos thousands of sudents cope with this every day... there is bonuses to living on campus such as making a lot of friends and being able to go out tigether and come back together : ) it depends what you'd prefer to do.
 
 
 
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