You may have already started thinking about who your second-year house buddies are going to be but it’s not always as simple as just choosing your besties and signing on the dotted line.
Think about this long and hard, you are going to be stuck together for the best part of a year after all.
– Choose people you already live with
You may not be absolute BFF’s but you have already lived together. The good thing about moving together is that you will all already know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
You will know who the messy one is, who the wild one is and who is the clean freak. If you’ve made it through your first year together with minimal fallouts then it could be the best decision. The grass isn’t always greener you know.
– Think of your priorities
You and your pals may be thinking of living together because you practically spend all your time together anyway right?
Put away the rose tinted glasses and take time to list your top priorities…
* Where do you want to live?
* How clean do you think is clean?
* How many people would you ideally live with?
* What is your budget?
– When it comes to money, you have to think sensibly and make sure everybody is on the same track. Make sure you all have a similar budget for expenses as well as the rent.
Money and paying bills are one of the things people argue over the most so be prepared. If you are all well aware of each other’s money situations then you can avoid that kind of bad feeling.
– You may think it’s a great way to get closer BUT do not move in with someone you are attracted to.
If it all ends badly then neither of you with have anywhere to escape to, neither will your housemates. Believe us, it wouldn’t be good for anybody in the long term.
– Be honest if there is someone you don’t want to live with for whatever reason.
Your uni days are the one time you get to live with friends with zero guilt before grown-up life. Choose wisely but also make the most of it.
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I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.