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    ok so i realise most people stay at the halls while at college but it is just me or for the price does it not make sense for people to look for a flat to share? just wonderoing if anybody else shares my thoughts lol

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    If it's anything like when I was at uni most people go to halls for first year. Then get flats to share once they get to know some people.

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    • #3
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      Unless you have extenuating circumstances, you'll be expected to stay in halls for at least the first part of your first phase.

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      • #4
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        I shared a flat in my second phase with someone i met while in first phase. Renting a flat alone in glasgow city centre on a cadet wages is probably not possible. With 2 people it works out considerably cheaper.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by beer-engineer
          Renting a flat alone in glasgow city centre on a cadet wages is probably not possible.
          Depends who you work for, dunnit.

          Not likely on typical (i.e. low) wages though. Does depend on what sort of arrangements and deals you can come to. I lived in some nice flats as a cadet, through a bit of networking, by renting otherwise empty flats from people I knew or was introduced to. You could sub-let whilst at sea. Also depends on what you mean by "city centre" - a lot of cadets stayed in Bridgeton and a few in Dennistoun. Easy walking distance from the college, but not Gorbals or dead centre.

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          • #6
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            I was gorbals next to the brewery. Few nice flats there and with a buddy is 100 quid cheaper each than halls

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            • #7
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              It depends, if you're with Clyde there's a good chance you'll be able to get a flat in first phase, quite a few cadets in my phase got flats within the first few weeks with people they'd only just met, quite a risk though seems to have worked out well for all of the ones I know.
              That said I understand they had no choice as there was an error where Clyde was meant to reserve them a space in the halls but didn't so they were getting evicted, I wouldn't advise only booking college accom for a month in the assumption you'll meet someone and get a flat incase it doesn't work out

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              • #8
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                Yeh plus the college tends to take advantage of fresh faced cadets. I wanted out of my 9 month contract at the halls within 1 week. They told me it would all have to be paid. I played hardball by questioning them about their waiting list, which was about 25 people. I won. I even got my deposit back and only had to pay 2 weeks worth of rent. Score!

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