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    I go to uni this September, and I was planning on taking a few bits and bobs to hang on the walls to make my generic student room a bit more homely... but my mum says that it'll probably be pointless as I won't be allowed to use blu-tac, let alone pins, to make it stay put.

    Is she right? How strict does the 'leave it as you find it' policy tend to be with regards to uni rooms? What are your experiences?

    Thanks in advance!
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    you can use blu-tac :ninja: just have to get it off, i used it for posters
    you have white-tac as well

    mine you my room looked like a prison cell, without nothing up :p:

    leave as you find it sort of as long as there no major damage to the room it be ok, long you not burnt a hole in the floor, or painted the room, most of my flat used blue-tac and had no issue with the uni halls about it
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    Even though i am starting Uni in September too, logically, I have to agree with robinson999.

    Think about it: they're not really going to bother about a tiny chip on the edge of the desk in your own room are they? It's only any damage that would class that item as "broken" or any damage that would show and would devalue the property.
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    Apparantly we were only allowed to use white tack.
    But everyone used blue tack. And my flatmates got a staple gun and basically stapled everything in my room. I couldnt get most of them out and ive been fine.

    You will probaby get a notice board. Mine was huge and i used it for everything. I hung jewellery and stuff off it
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    (Original post by AidanLunn)
    Even though i am starting Uni in September too, logically, I have to agree with robinson999.

    Think about it: they're not really going to bother about a tiny chip on the edge of the desk in your own room are they? It's only any damage that would class that item as "broken" or any damage that would show and would devalue the property.
    :sadnod: Yes, they will. In my experience blue-tac was never a problem but seemingly insignificant chips and scratches and little marks sadly were. Unless you make a record that it was like that when you came, you can say bye-bye to your deposit.
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    (Original post by Dijobla)
    :sadnod: Yes, they will. In my experience blue-tac was never a problem but seemingly insignificant chips and scratches and little marks sadly were. Unless you make a record that it was like that when you came, you can say bye-bye to your deposit.
    my uni was ok with stuff like that, it depends on the uni i think, plus my deposit was like £20 :p:
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    University-owned halls are generally more lenient than privately-owned halls, in my experience.
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    I found that no one was really bothered about how I stuck my posters up. I used white tack (though no one ever checked) and then clear tape when some of my bigger posters started falling.
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    I can see myself kicking red wine all over the carpet already.
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    In my university owned accommodation, we weren't supposed to put up posters on the walls, but everyone did anyway and no one told us not to. Other accommodation at the university had large pinboards across the walls, but we didn't, so I guess they figured they couldn't tell us not to personalise our rooms.

    In my rented house, though, the landlords were really strict about us not putting things on our walls, so we all put things on our door and wardrobe doors, and did manage some degree of personalisation. Still would have preferred to be able to put stuff on the walls, mind you.

    White-tack is much better than blu-tack, by the way - blu-tack tends to leave a dark greasy mark, but white-tack doesn't nearly as much (if at all).
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    We paid £250 deposit and we broke the door bell, door handle, lost a chair, broke a lock on the kicthen window, got caught climbing through the window onto a balcony thing that we werent allowed on, and i was drunk, not blusher pearls all over my carpet and walked on them. It basically dyed the carpet pink.
    But the uni was fine.
    Others arent half this nice.
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    Off-topic: the irony is that by 'personalising' your room you are becoming the generic student. Girls are the worst, using an entire notice to pin up drunken photos of themselves; I am such a sour puss, lol.

    Anyway, they do not care as long as you are not drilling holes into their walls. Freshers worry way too much.
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    just use blu tac, and if theres any marks at the end of the year, scrape it off and paint back over it in the same colour as the rest of the walls
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    I've already got all my posters for the room, also plan to bring down my record collection and some books to make me feel at home. And of course the guitars.
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    (Original post by evantej)
    Off-topic: the irony is that by 'personalising' your room you are becoming the generic student. Girls are the worst, using an entire notice to pin up drunken photos of themselves; I am such a sour puss, lol.

    Anyway, they do not care as long as you are not drilling holes into their walls. Freshers worry way too much.
    People worry about becoming to generic too much and go out of their way to be different. MAYBE some people WANT to put up photos etc and dont care how many other people do it.
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    (Original post by evantej)
    Off-topic: the irony is that by 'personalising' your room you are becoming the generic student. Girls are the worst, using an entire notice to pin up drunken photos of themselves; I am such a sour puss, lol.

    Anyway, they do not care as long as you are not drilling holes into their walls. Freshers worry way too much.
    But "personalising" doesn't mean "making original"! It means making it feel like it belongs to you, and photos of yourself certainly makes the room look like yours :p:
    (P.S. i would never stick photos of me all over my room, and i'm a girl )
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    Gonna bring my digital piano which is the most personal thing. :yes:
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    (Original post by Absinth)
    Gonna bring my digital piano which is the most personal thing. :yes:

    Dunno why, but I just got an image of someone playing that floor piano from Big
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    I have big plans...well ok, not really.
    I've made a collage of photos of me with my mates on some card so I can just put 3 blobs of blutack up rather that a million if I stuck all fo the photos up separately.
    I'm a dork, so I'm doing some embroidery to put about here n there, lol.
    Planning on buying a rug.
    And then just basic stuff like lamps n fairy lights.
    I'm pretty sure my epic amount of just stuff will help to personalise it somewhat, lol.
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    Just checked the JCR site for one of my unis (which, thinking about it, I should have done in the first place!), and they say that blu-tak is banned. They do, however, recommend taking 'picture rails'.

    Now, call me thick, but I always thought picture rails were fixed to the walls with screws. And assuming that if blu-tak is frowned on then dirty great big holes in the walls will be too, I don't really know what they can be talking about.

    Any ideas?
 
 
 

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