It’s that time of year. Many students are ready to submit their final pieces of work and wave goodbye to university education. Graduation is just round the corner and students are looking forward to what their future might hold. Some will be heading off to work straight away, others may choose to travel, others may be continuing on with their education. However, in a world where young people find it difficult to find somewhere to live and must also contend with a mountain of student debt, many have no choice but to return to their family homes to live. My question is: How do students feel about this?
The reason I wanted to get a grasp of how students felt was simply out of curiosity. For students who have spent a vast amount of time away from home at university, it may feel like a complete backwards step. Furthermore, relinquishing some of the freedoms they are given when living away can be difficult to cope with. On the other hand, students returning home to their families may feel happy and content in their own home towns. Not to mention all the home cooking! I thought it best to chat with a couple of students and gain their thoughts on this potentially delicate issue.