Lucy Biggs is a nursing student who opted to live in halls for her first year.
“During my first year at BU, I decided to stay in BU halls and found the experience to be great fun, sharing a flat with other healthcare students while also meeting students from other courses.
“The flats in Dorchester House were lovely – very spacious and comfortable – and it was handy for me to be close to the Lansdowne Campus where my lectures were.
Because my flatmates were also healthcare students, we were all very respectful of each other working shifts.
“Because my flatmates were also healthcare students, we were all very respectful of each other working shifts. While students on other courses might not understand what it’s like working shifts, it really helped being with others going through the same experience. We all knew what it was like to work late and sleep during the day sometimes, so made sure we kept it quiet when our flatmates were catching up on sleep!
“Of course, being in halls means that as well as your flatmates from similar backgrounds, it’s easy to go out and meet new people from other courses and faculties, which I felt really added to my university experience.
“Travelling to work was no issue, because I claimed travel expenses from the NHS, so it’s really a question of whether you’d rather live near your lectures and travel to work, or live near your work and travel to your lectures!”