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Easier and cheaper to live at home....

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Valiant1 Mon 15-Aug-11 14:19:02

and commute to MMU but over crowded and what happenss if the train delays ? What do we think?

mollymole Mon 15-Aug-11 14:21:42

it can be easier and cheaper but it does not help in teaching you to look after yourself and organise your own life - as well as wash, cook, clean, budget etc - can you live away during term and come home in the hols

Snuppeline Mon 15-Aug-11 14:33:16

If its a question of living at home to be able to afford university at all I would certainly live at home but if its only for the sake of a few bob I'm not sure I would. Socialising will be more difficult and also you may not feel as independent as you should be allowed to be while at uni.

Obviously if its very important to save on costs and you have a good relationship with your parents then do stay at home.

Could you have other options open to you? For instance in my family one aunt and uncle who live in a university town has had young relations renting an annex in their garden for decades (big family and lots of my cousins have gone to the university in their town). That has given my cousins safety, cheap accommodation but also importantly the independence they have craved.

GrendelsMum Mon 15-Aug-11 16:43:59

My sister lived at home while she studied (also MMU, oddly enough), and as far as I could see, it all worked out very well. She saved enough money by living at home to buy and run a small car so didn't end up commuting by public transport, although she could easily have done that. She did have a gap year and was quite a mature, responsible person anyway, but I honestly couldn't say that she had any problems in looking after herself, organising herself, budgeting, etc. Another cousin studied at Manchester and came and lived with us after her first year in halls. It makes socialising different (I don't think either had any parties in our house), but certainly had a lot of advantages.

Valiant1 Mon 15-Aug-11 17:32:08

It's my Step Daughter not me sorry should have said but all really help full. she really needs the social side. TBH we struggling to raise the deposit the halls want as her student loan isn't in till the 19th and they want the money on the 1st of September!!!! Am waiting for a phone call of a very nice lady who is seeing what she can do for us with what money we have raised. although i think it will be tomorrow now! I will cost her the same to live at home and commute so am hope full we can sort something out xx

gingeroots Tue 16-Aug-11 08:41:59

valiant - how's it going ?
Did you hear back from the nice lady ?
I think this deposit malarky is outrageous .
Really unfair .

Valiant1 Tue 16-Aug-11 20:42:28

Yes sorry she got back to us in the end she has let us pay £200 yesterday and will hold the room till the 19th which is when my sd money comes in but means her commuting on freshers week which i don't think is that bad is it (never went uni ?)

gingeroots Wed 17-Aug-11 18:00:00

Oh thanks - glad to know something is sorted .
Well done you !

rattie77 Thu 18-Aug-11 20:19:52

Hi Valiant1, - we too are struggling with this deposit issue too. It came as a shock as didn't realise a depositon room had to be paid - DS got email on Thurs confirmimg room and money had to be paid on Monday. We just didn't have the cash to pay, luckily he had just been paid from his p/t job so had some cash to help. He is going to Sheffield uni, but really wish he had now gone to Liverpool and stayed at home as all his finances will go towards his accomodation. Hope it all works out.

Valiant1 Thu 18-Aug-11 21:53:13

we have managed now the lady was very nice and sorted her out. just have to find out when freshers week is xx

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