Another option for students who live locally is to stay at home and commute to University. This can be an attractive option and doesn't mean your student experience should be less enjoyable from that of students living in halls of residence.
Freshers Off-Campus Society
The Freshers Off Campus Society (FocSoc), run by the Guild of Students, offers a tailor-made support service for students living at home in the local area. It organises sports teams and social events in the same way as our residence based committees.
A Staying Local space, where you can meet other students living at home, is available on the Saturday of Arrivals Weekend. Local students from previous years will be on hand to give you tips and answer your questions.
Home Students' Officer
The Guild of Students has a Home Students' Officer to represent students who live off-campus. He or she can take forward any issues you have as a home or off-campus student to Guild Council and other University committees.
Also see the local and off-campus welcome page for more help and support for locallly based students, especially the staying local hub and welcome week events timetable.