Griffith Halls of residence: Pros and Cons

Lara Zell

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After choosing your study program, the decisions have just begun. Where do you want to live for the next few years? Finding the perfect accommodation in Dublin is hard. You might think about moving to the halls of residence on Griffith campus. Is it the right choice for you?

Halls of Residence on Griffith Campus http://www.pjhegarty.ie/our-projects/educational/griffith-college-dublin.html

Here are the Pro and Cons to help you decide:

Pro

  • Whether it’s for a quick nap during free period or to prepare your own lunch – your apartment is just a few steps away.
  • Don’t you just hate that awful feeling when the alarm goes off early in the morning? Living in the halls, you can press the snooze button one more time. The classroom is right around the corner. No need for long walks or full buses in the morning.
  • Being on your own is a big and exciting step – if it wasn’t for all the paper work! There seems to be so much to take care of and a contract for almost everything. In the halls, you simply pay your rent. Electricity, water and most importantly Wi-Fi are covered within the price. PLUS: The building includes a free fitness studio.
  • Moving to a new city and leaving all your friends is tough. How to get over it? Make new friends. Fast. What better way to get to know new people than living in the same building?
  • Netflix Marathons, cooking together or getting ready for a party is easy – your new friends are just a few doors away.
  • Enjoy long shopping sprees, clubbing or sight seeing? No problem, the city center is just 20 walking minutes away.
Bedroom https://www.ghr.ie/about-ghr/rooms/shared-bedroom/

Con

  • Sitting at home studying might be the last thing on your mind right now. But the night before an important exam, you could really use some quiet time to go through your notes. It is easy to get distracted if there is a lot of noise or your friends are having fun in the next room.
  • Living in the same apartment 24/7, there might be some conflicts with your roommates sooner or later. You have to be willing to communicate to make it work.
  • There are different room types available, but they all have one thing in common: they are very practical and don’t offer much space. You might want to reduce your shopping in order to fit the storage.
  • You have to be willing to spend quite some cash on your new accommodation: the rates start at 6,000 Euro per Semester.
  • If you’re into interior design, you’ll find a lot of work in your dorm room.  Unfortunately, you are not allowed to make any big changes. You’ll have to get used to old carpets, orange bed linen and out of fashion furniture.
  • You probably know the saying “My home is my castle”. In your residence home, you are not the king though. There are many rules you have to follow. If you don’t, you can easily get kicked out. One of the rules (maybe the hardest one to follow): No guests after 11 pm. No long parties, no sleepovers.

Still want to move to the halls?  Click here for more information.

 

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Lara Zell

MA Journalism and Public Relations Student and passionate writer from Germany Loves: Cats, Coffee and Kardashians Hates: Hate