Moving away and starting university can be daunting and stressful, that is why it is important to know the right people to live with, even if you don’t have a choice during your first year, it’s better to prepare for the future. We have provided you with quick tips that might help with your decision making.
Ask them directly through WhatsApp rather than in person. Asking them face-to-face can cause them to panic and discourage them. Texting is easier as there is no pressure and they can think about their answer – after all, it’s a big decision for them too. Once you know your answer, you can proceed with renting or even find someone else!
You may not want to live with your friends. It is a good idea to see how your current friends live before really committing. If you are the kind of person to have a clean-living area, it’s a good idea to know how they live before committing to another year together. Nothing is worse than a communal area that is constantly dirty!
Know who motivates you to be your best. Living with someone who is on the same course or takes university as seriously as you do can be a brilliant motivator to move in with someone. Not only can you study with each other, but you will have an understanding of routine and the importance of each other’s degree. It’s a win-win situation!
At the end of the day, it is your choice who you live with. As long you thrive and it doesn’t affect you or your degree negatively, you know you’ve made the right choice! Happy house hunting!