As is becoming quite the custom when I have difficult decisions to make to ask for your opinions, I would like to do a little post about the decision I am currently making about which uni hall to apply for and I would love to hear your advice.
So, I am currently trying to decide whether to apply for an all-girls hall or a mixed one.
I know that it might sound weird to even consider an all-girl's hall but here is my reasoning:
-it is right next door to my campus and is the closest out of all the halls so I can just roll out of bed and wander into my lecture
-it is the most beautiful building ever as it is Victorian (see picture above) and doesn't look like a prison block like some of the others do
-it is said to have lots of international students
-lots of religious people go there (like myself)
-I feel quite self-conscious around guys and if I like someone I find it difficult to eat in front of them (yes, I am a loser)
-it has it's own gardens, common rooms with pianos and TVs and a music library but not a book one *sob*
-it will be quiet and I will be able to revise which is something I prefer as I'm not the going out type
But then there are the cons...
-it sounds a bit regimental
-they may be factional rivalry among the girls
-there are lots of rumours around this hall and people may think I am weird if I say that I stay there
-it's a bit boarding school-like
-you have to sign in and out
-I might miss out on important life skills that I would gain through staying in a mixed hall
-they use a tannoy to say when you receive calls or have visitors (...1984...)
I would love to hear your advice as I am really unsure what to do and I would love to hear people's experiences of staying in halls.