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    I'm starting tomorrow and was wondering if anyone else is commuting to Leeds. What kind of things will I miss out on by not living near the campus? (I don't go out drinking/clubbing anyway). Have you got any tips/ what is the worst thing about commuting.
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    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    I'm starting tomorrow and was wondering if anyone else is commuting to Leeds. What kind of things will I miss out on by not living near the campus? (I don't go out drinking/clubbing anyway). Have you got any tips/ what is the worst thing about commuting.
    My friend is commuting. She already regrets the decisions

    Basically I live like 7 minutes from the uni, and I think it's a chore to walk back here if I have a 4 hour free. If you have a 4 hour free you'll have to kill time on campus.

    Also the amount of days you'll be in for like 1 hour, and it'll be like 'all this travelling for this?'

    I don't drink or go clubbing, but I guess I'd have missed trips with friends, hanging out an listening to music, that sort of thing.

    Guess it depends on how far you're commuting each day
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    In total from my house to the lecture theatre it takes about an hour and a quarter.
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    (Original post by IfOnlyItWereEasy)
    My friend is commuting. She already regrets the decisions

    Basically I live like 7 minutes from the uni, and I think it's a chore to walk back here if I have a 4 hour free. If you have a 4 hour free you'll have to kill time on campus.

    Also the amount of days you'll be in for like 1 hour, and it'll be like 'all this travelling for this?'

    I don't drink or go clubbing, but I guess I'd have missed trips with friends, hanging out an listening to music, that sort of thing.

    Guess it depends on how far you're commuting each day
    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    In total from my house to the lecture theatre it takes about an hour and a quarter.
    If it makes you feel better, I'm just starting as a Postgraduate and my commuting is even worse :P

    From where I live it's a 35 minute walk to the train station, then a 25 minute train to Leeds, then another 25 minutes to get to the Business School.
    I don't like it
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    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    In total from my house to the lecture theatre it takes about an hour and a quarter.
    That's still 2 and a half hours every day you're in and if you're in for an hour '50 minutes' in reality, that will probably get old pretty quickly if you have friends you can go and stay in their houses during really long frees it would be doable, but it's probably going to get a bit irritating
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    The hardest thing I have found in the last week (freshers week) is finding societies that don't meet up too late. Also most of them just focus on drinking e.g. I was going to join EnviroSoc but when they gave a short explanation of who they were (in a get to know Leeds lecture) all they focused on was drinking/how many times they do the otley run (19 pub crawl).
 
 
 
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