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17 Things Every Student Learns Moving Into Their First Uni House

Protect your right to a proportionate amount of toilet roll.

1. This is pretty much the first time in your life you can set ALL of the rules.

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There's no warden telling you what you can and can't do.

2. What this really means is you can host a house party whenever you want to.

BuzzFeed's always nice to give your new neighbours a heads up.

3. You'll even have a communal area that isn't a kitchen.


It's called a living room.

4. Everyone will agree to a cleaning rota.

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Shotgun not doing the bathroom.

5. Then everyone will abandon it after just a few days.



6. You'll all have romantic visions about cooking glorious meals for each other.

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– you, before you move in

7. But you end up just cooking for yourself exactly like you did in your first year.

You aren't a proper student unless you've eaten pasta straight out the pan to save on washing up

8. There will be mould, and your landlord will do absolutely nothing about it.

Y'know when you're paying a small fortune to live in a student house and they don't even sort your mould out

9. In fact, your landlord will refuse to fix anything unless your life is in grave danger.

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The broken toilet seat will become a symbol of your new home.

10. Everyone will argue over something as trivial as toilet roll.

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This is when you find out who your true friends really are.

11. Because one of your housemates will use a disproportionate amount of it.


No human being requires THAT much toilet roll.

12. And you'll revert to desperate measures.

13. All that hair in the bath plug will just stay there.

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Why would you clean out other people's hair? That's just eww.

14. Someone will insist on leaving the heating on even when it's not cold.


ARE YOU GOING TO PAY ALL THE BILLS? Nah, didn't think so.

15. Having to wake up earlier for lectures because you no longer live on campus is literally the worst.

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This will require every ounce of effort you have.

16. But...after a while you'll start enjoying the solitary walks home from the library at 3am in the morning.

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17. Because you'll realise this bunch of oddballs you call housemates will probably be your best friends for life.

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