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Life in university is very different from life in Primary, Secondary schools, and Junior Colleges.
Part of that difference is having more freedom and control over your decisions and, most notably, having the option to stay in dorms.
However, that option is only possible if you are enrolling in universities that provide housing services, such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Although it may be a daunting experience since you are basically living away from home, the benefits and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities outweigh it.
In this article, we will explore the top benefits of living on campus and how it contributes to making your university life all the more fulfilling and immersive.
Better Access To School Facilities
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One of the many benefits of living on campus is the accessibility to school and its facilities, like the school libraries.
You wouldn’t need to wake up extra early and spend more time and money travelling to school, or use its facilities.
In fact, they are all probably just a stroll away. Even if they are still far away, some universities offer free shuttle bus services to help you travel around.
This also minimises the stress of commuting, so you can focus more on your priorities, like your studies and campus activities.
Opportunities For Increased Socialising
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Living in school dorms means you will have roommates. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get to know new people and make friends with them!
Additionally, mini social events or gatherings may be hosted, which encourages you to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and build lasting relationships.
All of these wouldn’t be as possible or effective with just classroom learning, and you wouldn’t feel as lonely with so much social and emotional support from your peers.
Personal Development and Independence
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For most students like you, living on campus may be your first experience living away from home and your family.
Over the course of living on campus, you will start to be more independent and have a stronger sense of responsibility since you will have to manage daily tasks such as doing chores and managing your own finances.
This presents opportunities for you to self-reflect and self-develop.
Better Management Of Spending
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As mentioned above, you will need to independently manage your finances. Thankfully, your spending would probably not be as high while living on campus.
This is because purchasing food and other items within the school compound is way cheaper than outside.
Additionally, you will probably be sharing most of your stuff with your roommates as well, which also helps you keep your spending in check.
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Most parents have concerns over whether their children staying on campus would be safe, and the answer is yes!
Schools have appointed security personnel to guard your safety on campus and prevent any misconduct.
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So there you have it—the top benefits of living on campus! While there are also disadvantages, it is really worth it to consider staying there.
It will not be permanent, and you will get to have an unforgettable experience that would not be possible once you graduate.
Nonetheless, no matter your decision, we hope you have fun and enjoy your university life to the maximum!