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Second Year Uni Houses: Expectation Vs. Reality

Better invest in some knitwear.

Expectation: What your kitchen will be like.

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OK, so maybe you were aiming a little too high. It's nothing that a bit of elbow grease and a few weekends spent chipping and cleaning dried cornflakes off a table can't fix, right?

Expectation: How you'll spend your free time.

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Sleeping in last night's clothes counts as a hobby, right?

Expectation: What you'll be eating.

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"I think this year I'm gonna make cooking 'my thing', you know?"


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Expectation: Your housemates.

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All of you guys sitting around shooting the breeze about Sartre and Velvet Underground and taking selfies in your cool-ass living room – it's gonna be great.


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"Oh... You guys had a party while I was at my parents? Yeah, that's... Yeah, so cool."

Expectation: Your room.

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"Oh, it's going to be so beautiful! I'll have a shelf full of Marx that's made from cinder blocks!"


Expectation: Keeping the place tidy.


"It's super important that we all chip in and keep this place looking great."


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There's a bin under there...somewhere.

Expectation: Your garden.

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"BBQs every weekend! A few beers with friends! Grass!"

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Oh bless you, sweet child – no. Of course, you don't have a garden.

One thing you won’t have to worry about is your broadband. Get the offer developed specially for students: Sky Broadband Unlimited, free for nine months with Sky Line Rental (£16.40 a month) on a nine-month contract. Nice, right?