22 Ways Your Life At York Will Change Now You’re No Longer Living In Halls
Moving from your college halls to a shared house can be both daunting and exciting. Here’s what’s in store when you get back to York after the summer.
1. You’ll be closer to town.
Unless you live in Badger Hill or something (sorry). Cue unnecessary shopping and Yo! Sushi trips.
2. Which means you’ll get to find a new local to start drinking in…
Less Courtyard and Glasshouse, more… straight to Dusk and Stone Roses.
3. And you’ll spend less money on taxis home from nights out.
4. But you might not be on a bus route any more.
The 4, 44 and Clubbers Bus were lifesavers when you lived in halls. Maybe invest in a friend with a car…
5. You won’t be able to rely on the porters to sign for your post.
Prepare to spend a lot of time anxiously waiting by the front door and rearranging deliveries. Partaaaaay.
6. Or to help you when you lock yourself out.
It’s not fun calling your sleeping housemates to let you in, whilst contemplating peeing in your own garden.
7. But at least you’ll have more freedom…
No more getting told off by block reps about noise or rules about having people to stay.
8. Two words: House. Party.
*or until 11:30pm when the taxis to town arrive?
9. You’ve got almost no chance of having an ensuite or access to multiple toilets now.
And if you have managed to get an ensuite in a shared house this year: EXPLAIN YOURSELF. WHAT IS THIS MAGIC.
10. And therefore a 99% chance you’ll end up arguing over the bathroom.
Just wait until your housemate is hungover and decides to spend hours sleeping by the only toilet in the house.
11. There’s no catered option when you move out of halls. Unless you count Efe’s.
You may actually have to learn to cook now. Just kidding, Efe’s is a way of life.
12. You’ll start to realise no one is coming to clean the kitchen for you.
13. You will have an actual living room!
In halls at York the majority of socialising happens in the kitchens. A student house is way better for predrinks and vegging in front of the TV together.
14. Takeaway and food shopping can now be delivered directly to your front door.
Probs just give in, buy a Snuggie, and never leave the house then?
15. But you won’t be as close to the JCR (aka the place with the vending machine and free shit).
16. And the journey to York Sport Village will become even more of a nightmare.
By the time you’ve walked there you’ve done enough exercise for the week, surely?
17. Getting to a 9am lecture becomes totally out of the question.
No more rolling out of bed and into uni/onto a Unibus.
18. You won’t live right next door to all your college friends any more.
Don’t worry, you’ll always be ______ College ’til you die.
19. Which means fewer people to get ready with and borrow clothes from before nights out.
20. And fewer people to “borrow” milk from.
21. But also less chance of running into that one-night stand you met in Salvo and would rather forget…
22. You get to live with your fav people.