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    (Original post by Brentton)
    Hi I currently live in London and I am applying for 2014 entry medicine. I am debating whether or not to move to university because there are many pros and cons. The fact of moving away, leaving close friends, family, and my girlfriend. On the other hand if I choose to move, there is more of a variety of universities! Please help!


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    I'm hopefully (if I get the grades!)going to UEA to study medicine this year and I was kind of happy at first but recently I've been thinking about how great it would be to live at home and go somewhere in London. I didn't get into my London ones though so... But if I had a choice I think I would live at home.. not being poor all the time and great food are deffo more important to me, and I'm just the kind of person that needs support around her a lot.But I think it just depends on how you feel.
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    I'm hoping it as easy as that and magic I know :/ the only place in London that allow BTEC for foundation year is kings college London !


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    I wondered whether to move out or not last year, i started with the assumption that i was moving out because it seemed the thing everyone did, all my friends were moving out but when i thought about it i realised i didn't want to move out really. Im quite comfortable where I'am, and the uni i really wanted to go to is only 35/40 mins away.

    So i didn't move out and have to say Im so glad i didn't (more in the sense that i didn't move out just because everyone else at school was moving) , personally it's better for me, obviously some people would prefer to move out.

    It really depends on what you want, and which uni you want to go to.
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    (Original post by BooAlphie)
    I'm hopefully (if I get the grades!)going to UEA to study medicine this year and I was kind of happy at first but recently I've been thinking about how great it would be to live at home and go somewhere in London. I didn't get into my London ones though so... But if I had a choice I think I would live at home.. not being poor all the time and great food are deffo more important to me, and I'm just the kind of person that needs support around her a lot.But I think it just depends on how you feel.
    Are you currently studying a levels?! Or a BTEC?!


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    (Original post by NatashaLee)
    I wondered whether to move out or not last year, i started with the assumption that i was moving out because it seemed the thing everyone did, all my friends were moving out but when i thought about it i realised i didn't want to move out really. Im quite comfortable where I'am, and the uni i really wanted to go to is only 35/40 mins away.

    So i didn't move out and have to say Im so glad i didn't (more in the sense that i didn't move out just because everyone else at school was moving) , personally it's better for me, obviously some people would prefer to move out.

    It really depends on what you want, and which uni you want to go to.
    I would love to study at kings but I highly doubt that they will except me so ill probably have to move? Or travel for hours every day! I wish I could of done a levels so bad :/


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    I would go uni is not just a place to get a degree ( I mean it is the majour focus but it's not all there is) uni is also a place to learn how to live your life to make mistakes without too many consiquences why people would want to stay at home is beoynd me.

    more spcefic to you medcine is a tough exausting course you would be much more comftorable with a place 5 mins walk away instead of a 40 min drive you can always go home at weekends (like I did)



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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    I would go uni is not just a place to get a degree ( I mean it is the majour focus but it's not all there is) uni is also a place to learn how to live your life to make mistakes without too many consiquences why people would want to stay at home is beoynd me.

    more spcefic to you medcine is a tough exausting course you would be much more comftorable with a place 5 mins walk away instead of a 40 min drive you can always go home at weekends (like I did)



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    I'm a bit concerned that if I moved away I would get distracted if I made friends and starting partying!


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    (Original post by Brentton)
    I would love to study at kings but I highly doubt that they will except me so ill probably have to move? Or travel for hours every day! I wish I could of done a levels so bad :/


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    I think traveling's going to be your main issue, especially for a course like medicine, i imagine long days at uni and a lot of work outside too, if you're traveling too far everyday then it may get too much, it may not tho, your traveling journeys there may be a nice way to have a little break, love a bit of ipod time on the train/bus haha. But you may find it easier to be closer to your uni, but you never know they might accept you Good luck with it
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    I can read my course books on the train and stuff though haha. And thank you


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    (Original post by AimeeLouLou)
    I stayed at home for my first year of uni and I have not regretted it at all. I travel 3 hours a day all together and find the journey extremely relaxing after a hard day. It is also a good time to get some extra reading done.

    Its all down to you personally though. I have a friend at uni who absolutely hates travelling every day and feels like she's missing uni life whereas I don't feel that way at all.

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    Same. You still make friends and get involved with uni life. To be honest, uni halls is overrated. People talk on here like it's the be all and end all. It certainly is not.
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    Definitely reccomend moving away- for a subject like medicine you don't wanna limit yourself to a certain area, especially London which at a guess will be bloody competitive... plus it's so much fun living in halls etc, becoming more independent

    I'd personally hate to live in London... :noway:
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    (Original post by Brentton)
    I'm a bit concerned that if I moved away I would get distracted if I made friends and starting partying!


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    The majority of students move away, including medics. The vast majority of medics graduate - they don't get distracted by making friends.

    One consideration about living at home I'd put to you is this: medicine is a long course 5/6 years. Do you want to be living with your parents when you're 23/24?
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    I can apprecate that but you'll find that when you need to work you will going out is important as well though if you have no r&r you will suffer burnout and risk failing most people get a good blance though if none of your mates are going out it's a good indication you need to work
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    I know what you mean! And I wouldn't mind living with my mum and brother til that age


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    (Original post by Brentton)
    Are you currently studying a levels?! Or a BTEC?!


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    A levels, why?
 
 
 
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