Halls: the Best Decision of My Life


Label volunteer Chris Leroux brings us an article on why his decision to join halls was the best he made in his Loughborough journey.


It’s the 17thAugust 2017; A Level Results Day. My family walk into my school’s foyer with me, my teachers are standing there smiling at me. I think to myself do they know?It turns out they didn’t. I open the brown envelope and I see my results. I panic, one grade below the entry requirements. I rushed around, thinking that I’d have to go through Clearing. Then I remembered to check my emails; Thank God, I had an email from Loughborough Uni, saying that I had been accepted!

I was so excited, so excited in fact that I forgot to read the rest of the email, which told me my time for selecting Halls of Residence…

When I found out the next day that I had missed the timeslot for selecting my Hall of Residence my heart dropped. My mind began to race through all the worst-case scenarios, wondering what on Earth I would do.

But then I was given Royce Hall. I looked at it online and thought to myself doesn’t look too bad. I was wrong. But not for the reason you think. It was honestly one of the best decisions of my life to accept the offer from Campus Living.

I have found my home away from home in Halls. Every time I have felt homesick my flatmates, and my Hall, have been there for me. Every night out my Hall corner has been calling out to me, and when I’m there I feel safe, and can have a good night out; the best nights out have been in Royce Corner.

I’m sat at home away from University and I yearn to be back, to be in Royce, to see all my friends. Hall life is unlike any other, it’s like a little village, everyone knows each other, all united against your rival hall! It is an experience like no other.

I enjoyed Hall life so much that I ran for Hall Committee; the second-best decision of my life. The Hustings Challenges scared me to death, but I completed all of them, and I’m glad I did, without doing it, I don’t think I’d have the confidence I have today. Halls have provided me with the confidence to go out and face the world, to not be afraid of talking to people, and to know that I will always find my home back in Royce.


About Author

Label Editor for 2018-19; Senate Member of the Year 2018-19; a dog person.

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