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    Hey guys,
    I am really stuck, basically I am doing a Law degree in Cardiff Uni. I live about 40 minutes away by car so I never thought about living in Cardiff - that was until freshers. I think I really underestimated about how full on Uni is, everyone is friends with their flat mates, my course is going to be full on and starts most days at 9am - meaning I will have to leave at 7am because of rush hour! And I have been stressing about this all day to the point I haven't ate or slept.

    I really didn't think this through and now I'm left really unhappy and feeling totally left out. I don't care about the 'student life' because I am pretty confident and I've made a few friends already but none on my course. My real concern is I won't have any close friends like everyone else and that my uni course plus travelling plus working weekends will take toll on me.

    So does anyone know if I can still apply for halls? And how so? Does anyone have any tips or help, they would be greatly appreciated!!
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    (Original post by millievansx)
    I don't care about the 'student life' because I am pretty confident ....
    Your post as a whole does not mesh with the statement of yours I have quoted. Just suck it up for the next few months and change your arrangements for next year. These two semesters will be done in no time.
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    I start at 9am every day, it's an hour and a half to 2 hour commute in rush hour. I have to get up at 6am and don't get home till later, I have to do work and I actually work part time. So don't tell me it's "contradicted" myself. The actual student life I don't care about, it's the fact I will be stretching myself so thin I am worried.
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    (Original post by millievansx)
    I start at 9am every day, it's an hour and a half to 2 hour commute in rush hour. I have to get up at 6am and don't get home till later, I have to do work and I actually work part time. So don't tell me it's "contradicted" myself. The actual student life I don't care about, it's the fact I will be stretching myself so thin I am worried.
    I am commuting to Cardiff from an hour away. I am getting up at 5:45am and not getting home until 6:30pm some days.

    If you think you are stretching thin then I guess you have never worked much in your life. As I said - suck it up.

    And I have been stressing about this all day to the point I haven't ate or slept.
    Really?????? Not prepared for the real world I take it. Did mum and dad do everything for you?
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    No, I've actually been having problems at home. I am a carer as well for my granddad as well as a degree, hence staying at home and working here too. I asked for tips and advice, not for someone who doesn't even know me to judge over the Internet. It isn't a competition between me and you to who's commuting the most etc, it's the fact I wanted advice from someone and all you have done is acted negatively.
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    (Original post by millievansx)
    No, I've actually been having problems at home. I am a carer as well for my granddad as well as a degree, hence staying at home and working here too. I asked for tips and advice, not for someone who doesn't even know me to judge over the Internet. It isn't a competition between me and you to who's commuting the most etc, it's the fact I wanted advice from someone and all you have done is acted negatively.
    I gave you advice - suck it up and change your arrangements for next year if you want.

    I have two kids and live almost in Brecon. I knew damn well what I was getting into - you should have to. It isn't exactly a hardship.
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    Hey I know this wont help but I have the same problem! I live half an hour away from Cardiff (by train) and I always see people with their flatmates already being friends and stuff and since I live at home I dont really know anyone. I dont know if there's still much accommodation left but I do see some people say they have some vacancies on the Facebook freshers group, so maybe have a look at that??
    I'm thinking of going into accommodation next year because living near the uni would be much easier to be honest...
    I'm studying biological science by the way

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