I'm currently finishing up my final year at university, and I've been offered (and I've accepted!) a job in Cambridge, UK, working at Frontier Developments. I'm so excited, it's my first job in the games industry, and I'm going to be working as a Graduate Environment Artist. So on that front, I am really psyched and can't wait to get working on some stuff. (By the way, thanks to everybody who has helped me with my art on these forums, couldn't have done it without people's feedback and crits!)
However, I'm in 2 minds about what to do about moving to Cambridge.
A) Rent a 1 bed flat/house. This would be nice, but rent is extremely high in Cambridge city centre so that's sorta out of the question. I could rent a small place outside Cambridge, but then I'm not living in Cambridge and would have to travel in. Plus, I wouldn't know anybody in the city except people from work, and I can easily see it getting quite solitary.
House share. This option is extremely cheap, like half the price of renting a 1 bed place. Plus I could live in the city centre, right next to work. The other advantage is that I would be living with other people and that would ease me in to the social side of living in Cambridge. Disadvantage is I could live with really unsociable people, or people I don't get along with.
So I'm torn really. Both sides have their pluses and their negatives. Does anybody have any advice they could give? I would love to hear some of your guys' stories.
Also, does anybody actually live in Cambridge and know of any spare rooms? It's a long shot! If not, I'll carry on looking on Rightmove etc, because I know a lot of these rooms get snapped up pretty quickly.