So many of you, first year students, have experienced your first year living away from home and living in halls of residence with strangers you did not know 3 months ago! Or maybe you are a prospective student contemplating the thought of what happens after halls.
Education Studies student, Holly, writes about why moving away to university was the best decision she has made.
So you’ve decided to spread your wings and fly the nest but where will you be living while at university?
Finding the right place to live while at university is hassle enough without weighting in the problems that coming from a foreign country poses. So here’s what I’ve learnt from my experience and the issues I’ve faced.
When I was looking to go to university, I noticed that many of my friends were excited about the prospect of moving to a new city and the thought of immersing themselves into completely new surroundings.
One of the most daunting things about moving to the university, is not knowing what your accommodation will be like.
Living away from home is part of the university experience, but how do you know which accommodation is going to suit you?
When you move out of your family home and into your own flat/house with your flatmates one of the biggest things to change is chores. You may have done cleaning or chores at home with your family, but most families share the jobs out; but when you’re at university, nobody else is going to do it for you!