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    I will be moving 466 miles to go to uni
    From the Netherlands to Newcastle. But I don't think I'll mind the distance that much: it'll be a whole new adventure!
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    199.5 miles exactly

    Next year (Year abroad), at the moment it's only an additional 77 miles than what it is to uni.
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    In September I'll be going about 49 miles from home (about 1hour 20) I think this is good because you're far enough away in a relatively new place with new people and you can easily get home and parents can pick you up


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    My Uni's which I plan to apply to for 2014 (Northumbria and Liverpool) Liverpool is about a 40 mile drive, which isn't too far (Manchester) and Northumbria about 130 miles, so 2-3hrs
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    I moved about an hour away, and it was perfect for me. I was close enough to my parents in case anything happened, and it was far away too so I could gain my own independence in certain things.

    It was certainly handy when I broke my leg and my dad had to come and get me because I couldn't drive!
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    100m.

    And that's just the destination.


    (metres btw :P )
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    Northumberland to York. So an hour and a half on the train and about 3 hours in the car.

    Perfect distance.
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    There's already a thread just like this here.

    Anyway, I'll be moving from London to Newcastle, so a good 450 km away! It's the furthest anyone has ever been for Uni in my family, which should prove to be interesting.
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    I'm studying at Leeds University and I live in London. It's roughly 190 miles distance and the journey time is 4 hours by National Express or 7-8 hours on Megabus! But the best (which I opt for most of the time) is the East Coast train. They run every 30 minutes and get me back to London in 2 hours 15 minutes - absolutely fantastic service, don't know what I would do without it! Adding on time to get to the station in Leeds and a short tube journey in London, door-to-door takes about 3 hours 30 minutes. Hopefully the journey time might be even shorter than that if and when HS2 comes around while I'm still at uni. Plus if I book early enough and with a railcard, I get one-way Leeds to London for £8.60.

    Obviously being far away from home has its advantages and disadvantages. I always wanted to study in London (still do!) but never wanted to live at home. Wouldn't be allowed to live out either with the sky-high rent prices in London so moving away was the best option for me. It's sometimes difficult knowing that I can't visit home so easily (especially when the parents are missing me - they're at home on their own) and I don't have family all that close to uni - but I'm happy with my decision.
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    300 miles, about 40 minutes flight which is how I get back to my parents. I know it's probably a tad excessive to fly, but I'm terrified of trains and there's no direct train back.

    I wanted to move as far as possible, this is as far as I could go! Definitely the right choice. Disadvantages...ehm. Only that because it's so far away I'd only been here once before moving up here, so I had no idea where anything was and that sucked.
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    I'm starting university in September, and will be moving 40 miles or so to Sheffield from Manchester So not too far away and the transport links are good aswell!
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    I believe it's about 400 or so miles for me from Essex to Glasgow.


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    In September ill be moving (hopefully) a grand distance of 13.7miles. Basically a 25minute journey on a clear run! I never intended to go to a uni so close I looked at Newcastle (4hr by train) as well as Leicester Plymouth Southampton but at the end of the day the course and campus lifestyle was right for me so I had to deal with the fact it's close to home. I'm still going to live in halls because I still want the independence of student life but there are many advantages to being close to home. I get to keep my job, I'm close to friends and family, in emergencies I can get home on the bus in 45min. There are more practicalities then people often first think!


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    3,800 miles.

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA -> Turin, Italy
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    Around 500 miles, or a 1.5 hour flight over the sea (a journey of ≈ 6 hours factoring in transfer from/to the airports). Quite convenient, can reach family whenever I want to (flights booked early are around 30 quid or so) but still have a lot of independence that way, living in another country.

    It was a good decision, however I've already lived around 5,000 miles away from home for a year and will move to the other side of the planet soon (around 10,000 miles away), so it's not really a big deal
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    I'm from Bristol, South West England. I want to get as far as away possible so I'm going to Edinburgh (guess I watched a lot of Braveheart when I was younger ).

    I think if you're unsure it's good to get to know a bit about the city you might apply to before visiting each place to get a feel for it. I found this page on The Complete University Guide's website really helpful: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/cities
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    250 miles
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    30-40 mins away
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    This September it'll be about 400-500 miles. Aberdeen --> Nottingham

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    Sheffield to Nottingham so about 40 miles which is perfect because I can get home for £2.50 on the train (40 minutes) or by bus for £5. It's far enough that my parents don't randomly appear but they can easily pick me and my stuff up at the end of term.
 
 
 
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