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Dunno where to live though. I'm 26. Wish I could live on my own.
with the divorcees and mid-lief crisis men
but from what I've heard the mature student rooms at my uni (Sussex) are pretty swell. Everyone's just quiet and gets on with shit. Halls are pretty expensive here though - you can get a decent room in town for about the same price but that obviously means housesharing with people. Often see adverts seeking lodgers for rooms though - could do that?
what halls are you in (if you are) and where do you recommend i live?
what are you studying?
i did history for my degree as well actually
see you there!
will you be living somewhere in brighton then rather than halls?
probably going to look for a houseshare in town rather than campus.
Dunno if there's any Brighton meats or anything?
there were post-grad ones but i got stuck in with the rest of the undergrads. it was ok most of the time, a little nightmareish other times.
i'd say maybe go for it if you're moving somewhere completely new and if your chosen university is a campus and remote from the actual city. but maybe don't if it's not and in an actual place.
I might be moving halls from the city centre to proper freshers' ones on campus 5 miles north. I really don't mind living with 18, 19 year olds.. sometimes it's easier to make friends if you're a calm, cool, collective old head.. though I can understand the noise disruption would drive some people mad. But 99% of my leisure time's just spent listening to crap music anyway :D
Is it any good? I think I really like Bristol but I've only ever spent a couple of days there at a time.
Bristol is a likeable and diverse city but I don't think there's as much going on there as in the past, say, the post-punk late seventies/early eighties or the trip-hop early nineties. I guss there's something for everyone if you know where to look. Bit expensive if you're not from London or the South East but nothing too scary.
UWE has a good reputation for a "young" university as such. I've no idea what it's like for particular courses though, sorry.
when i did study abroad i lived in a self-catered studio flat in a building with loads of other international students and that was good. i think basically every other aspect of being a student is fine for mature students. you'll be fine and dont worry about being shy :)
the latest building has a bunch of studios. £150pw. lol.
Anyone 25 or older wasn't guaranteed a place in halls so the University has a 'find a home event' where everyone met in the student union, was given a list of available properties and a bed in the halls for a night. You then had 24 hours to find some housemates, find a house, sort out the contract, pay a deposit and get prepared to move in. As a fairly shy bloke this filled with me with utter dread. But when you're put into that position - one where you just *have* to do it - you'd be amazed what you're capable of. Incredibly the whole process worked great and we stayed in the same house for three years and I'm still really good friends with all of them.
Don't worry about being shy - you'll have a blast.