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16 Perks of Living In Halls You Miss When You’re a Graduate

As if moving to university wasn’t good enough, you moved into Halls of Residence – the greatest living arrangements you’ve ever known. 

Making friends was easy, you were surrounded by people at the exact same stage in life, and there were several perks you might have even taken for granted.

It isn’t until you’re a graduate, looking for a place to live, that you realise just how good you had it. 

1. You were immediately housed with people of a similar age who do the same thing as you. 

Graduate house-hunting is a much bigger gamble. The age range of people you live with could span decades and your interests nowhere near aligned.

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2. This meant you could all collectively adapt to your new surroundings.

Helping each other out with all the tough questions like, “how does this oven work?” and, “Is this spaghetti ready yet?”

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3. You could join Halls groups on Facebook before moving in.

Perfect for having a quick nosey of who you’d be living with.

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4. There was always someone nearby to order takeaway with.

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5. And who’d be up for going to the pub.

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6. You were never more than 200m from your friends. 

And if you got bored of them you just had to go next door, or to the flat upstairs, or to the building opposite.

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7. People cleaned up after you.

If only now you could wake up one day to find your kitchen completely spotless. Those cleaners were lifesavers.

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8. And your bins were emptied for you. 

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9. You had on-site security keeping you safe.

A perk you took for granted until you moved into a ground floor bedroom in second year.

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10. All your bills were included.

Dealing with companies after you moved out was less than ideal. And ridiculously expensive.

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11. You also didn’t have to pay any fees like you do when renting a place now.

£200 for “admin” … right.

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12. There was a pub on your doorstep.

And a shop, probably. Convenient.

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13. You never had to walk home alone from a night out.

Everyone was heading in the same direction. It was the perfect time to make even more friends.

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14. The communal area came in handy for morning-after debriefs.

A hangover shared is a hangover halved.

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15. All your post was handled by halls staff, so you never had to worry about seeing one of these. 

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16. The maintenance team were there to fix anything that broke. 

Where would you and your overworked microwave be without them?

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If only we could go back…

If you want to relive the Halls experience as a graduate, check out Springboard Urban.

If you’re a recent graduate looking for an all-inclusive place to live with other people in a similar situation, click the button below to find out more about Springboard Urban’s accommodation. Your life could be just like ‘Friends’, but without ugly naked guy.

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