Congratulations! You have received an offer for university, and you are about to move out of home for the first time. It is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a daunting one.
Looking at the university website you can see there are multiple types of different accommodation available. A lot of factors go into deciding which accommodation you are best suited for, which one has the best facilities, is it in a good location, can I (or Mum and Dad) afford it. There are other factors that you may not have thought of but become evidently obvious once you are at uni. Things like:
It’s for these kinds of reasons that I strongly recommend trying shared accommodation, at least for your first year of uni. I get it, living with a bunch of strangers can be daunting, but it is also the quickest way to make friends. You may think to yourself I would prefer to live alone and not have to deal with anyone else’s mess, noise or bad habits. But trust me, this is a leap of faith that will pay off in the long run.
There are so many benefits to living in shared accommodation;
So, as you can see the benefits clearly out-weight the negatives when it comes to shared to accommodation. It is the right move to get your University life off to the right start. Give shared accommodation a try, I guarantee you won’t regret it.