Many pupils when moving to college place plenty of time exploring the sort of accommodation they want – on or off campus, apartment/dormitory etc.. Students spend time taking a look at the location of the accommodation relative to their college/university, the transportation options, the comforts around their accommodation but what could be even more significant are the people who you share with.
Before you jump in and decide to “share accommodation in Geelong” with your very best friend(s), imagining having a terrific time together, everything working blissfully and having out day in, day out with the people you will share with.
Look at yourself – that you are actually, not how you would like to be. Determine what’s important to you in the people that you share with, consider a few of the points below.
Firstly look at yourself and the way you live – are you really organised and tidy and need to have people like that about you? Can you deal walking into a cluttered kitchen in which you must clean up when you need to cook something? If you are somewhat messy, do you wish to share with somebody who’s exactly like you or somebody tidier than you who will organise and inspire you to be exactly the same?
Have a look at the hours that you like to keep – are you an early riser, a late night person? Ensure the people that you share with fit in with you. In case you’ve got a late night person staying with you guarantee they’re silent at night if you would like to go the sleep sooner. Nothing worse than being awakened at night by noisy apartment/housemates.
Do the people that you intend to move in with watch TV – will the TV be on for hours, would you enjoy the very same programmes? Otherwise, can you adapt each other?
Where would you like to study and if – at the college library or on your accommodation? When it’s in your lodging will the people you share with be silent at the times that suit you?
Are you going to cook in turn and discuss meals or will each person cooks for themselves?
Do you or the people you intend to move in with like going out/having buddies around/having parties? Make certain you are clear about the sort of social activities you want to take part in and the times that you need to maintain your social actions too. There is nothing worse than coming in exhausted and finding the people that you share with are just going to throw a noisy celebration.
The main thing is that you and the people you share with are ready to come to some common understanding of the kind of living arrangements and criteria that work for you all. Firstly be very clear with regard to what you need, and then make sure that this also works for the people that you intend to share with.