The best and worst things about living in halls

Everyone loves the fact their parents aren’t around


Before I came to university the thought of halls was so exciting. I mean, I was getting to live in a massive building full of other students away from parents with the freedom to do whatever I wanted. What could be better?

In reality though it’s a massive building full of students up partying all hours, the walls are paper thin and you can hear everything your flatmates are getting up to.

Don’t get me wrong it’s a really fun place to live, especially during freshers. However when its 4am and people are screaming in your kitchen and you have to be up at eight for a 9am lecture it can all get a bit much.

Here’s what me and some other freshers think of living in halls.

Chloe, Cranbourne

The best: It’s a great way to meet people when you first move in. You have your own space and it teaches you how to live on your own and that you have to keep tidy.

The worst: The walls are thin and it gets really noisy so its hard to sleep at nights. That and the constant fire alarms when people burn their cooking.

Having to stand out in the cold because someone burnt their chicken nuggets isn't fun

Having to stand out in the cold because someone burnt their chicken nuggets isn’t fun

Lottie, Purbeck

The best: The security and immediate on site management.

The worst: The sheer number of people who always make noise.

Grace, Purbeck

The best: It’s close to all the clubs and there’s always someone around to talk to.

The worst: Its very noisy, its expensive for what you get and there’s a constant smell of weed.

A typical flat sink

A typical flat sink

Charlotte, Lyme Regis

The best: You’re near to all your friends, and you meet new people. You’re close to town centre too which is nice.

The worst: Kitchen mess and other general flat mess.

Andrew, Dorchester

The best: You get to live near your closest friends and it’s so easy to pop over to hang. Also, no parents nagging you to tidy 24/7.

The worst: It’s noisy, and there are no parents nagging you to tidy when it gets really filthy.

With no parents nagging you to tidy rooms can get pretty messy

With no parents nagging you to tidy rooms can get pretty messy

Jake, Chesil

The best: Living above the Co-op so you can pop down whenever you need anything. And I get to see my mates 24/7.

The worst: Everyone thinks Chesil is rubbish, and you can hear everyone waking around.

Living a 15 minute walk from the beach is a definite plus

Living a 15 minute walk from the beach is a definite plus