Why do most students choose to move when going uni

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    It's a lot, lot easier to 'become independent' when at you're at uni with lots of free time than afterwards, when you'd have to put up with the stress of moving into the world of work with no free time and learning to budget/cook/live in a houseshare and so on simultaneously. I never felt throughout uni that I was changing a lot in regards of independence, but when I look back now, I can see a massive difference.

    You're going to have to move out eventually, so might as well do it for uni.
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    Because it is farrrrrrr harder to hide that mind blowing hangover from your parents? and most decent uni's will not be close enough to your house to be worth it.
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    It would have taken me two hours to commute to my "local" uni. I also like the opportunity to live in somewhere that isn't a tiny little town, and I love living in Oxford.
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    Not being accountable to parents
    Not having to commute an hour and a half to get to London every day (ironically the train season ticket costs about 3/4 of what I'm spending on rent)
    Greater flexibility in terms of hours etc, particularly when it comes to having friends around
    Room allows me to have a "base" in London in case one of my parents needs to stay over for a night when they're going to have to commute into London the next day
    Change of scenery/ environment (new people as well)
    Proximity to student hubs like bars, clubs, societies, etc.

    The UK is a pretty big place - chances are that the ideal university environment for some people is going to be far enough from home to make living there and spending hours and thousands of pounds on commuting pointless.
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
    1) Some people live way too far away from the uni they are going to so they have to stay there.

    2) some students want to experience how life is like living away from home

    3) some students want to move away from there parents

    4) some students want to socialise with other students

    5) some students want to experience the night life

    6) some students are lazy to commute and prefer staying there which is like 3 mins away from uni

    7) some students get an accomdation ( like myself) during exam season for studies within library and come back home

    8) some students want to enjoy there selves and have fun.

    9) there are pros and cons living at uni
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
    Have you considered that some people don't enjoy having their bum wiped for them in their 20s?
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    I can do what i want , when i want.
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
    All seem true but the last. As it stands, most people don't go to their local universities, instead they travel further a field. As far as commuting is concerned, most people would have to commute far more if they lived at home, compared to halls.
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    Some do it to get away from their family.

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    It took 2.5-3hrs to get to my university, as I had to rely on public transport and trains only go to my home town every 30 minutes. They were also the only uni in the country to specialise in precisely the area I wanted to study at undergraduate level. **

    I feel I learned quite a lot from moving to halls. Was forced to learn to cook for myself, do my own laundry, budget, etc.


    I am planning to do a second undergraduate degree and intend to live with my parents at least at the start. Of the two universities I'm most keen to apply to one is in good travel distance from their house.
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
    Halls are for people who don't live within commuting distance of their university. Also:

    1. Most people in halls have their parents pay.
    2. See above.
    3. I don't iron my clothes.
    4. See 1 and 2.
    5. ???

    Halls are fun, you get to live without adult supervision in a flat full of friends (depending on the luck of the draw with your flatmates).
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    I guess its partly something to do with the fact my uni is 8 hour drive away from my house...
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
    Some people don't get on with their family/have bad relations at home.

    Sometimes it's way too far to travel.

    Also, a lot of people want to get the whole "uni experience" and meet new people, and see what it's like living surrounded by other students.
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    Aside from the convenience for most people (I moved 250 miles for uni, living with parents and commuting 5 days a week wasn't really an option), and the independence, it's much easier to meet and socialise with people. I know a lot of people who commuted and they are either complete weirdos who can't do anything without running it past Mummy and Daddy first, or they struggle to meet people and attend society events/nights out. My own personal circumstances are different to most people, I was kicked out at 16 so living with my parents into adulthood was never an option.
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    It's interesting hearing people wanting to get away from controlling parents who tell then what to do. My son is 19 and at local college going into the last year of a HND. He is considering topping up to a degree at uni next September. But i'm really laid back with him. Since he was 18 he's pretty much come and gone as he pleases. He was out all night ,and stayed over at a friend's house. He's an adult. There are just the two of us and our cats. The idea of telling him what time to come home ,or cooking his own dinner when I am making something for myself already is just insane. I can understand why he has been reluctant to move away before now, as I DO run around and fuss over him like a headless chicken. But he will be 20 in February so i'm hoping next Sept he will want to go to uni for a few years. But it's his life.
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    I'm surprised a lot of people have controlling parents and want freedom lol!
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    finally someones whos logical and realistic
    Not really most people wont go to a local uni because one it most likely wont have the course you do and two it may not even be as good as other unis. Nothing logical about it staying at home doesnt do anything for you besides prevent you from getting real life experiences and something you will have to do. Better to learn now from mistakes where you STILL have your parents around if you really are struggling with something, compared to when youre older and you dont.

    Finally its much more relaxing knowing you dont have to worry about cleaning up coming back home etc at a "reasonable" time when youre by yourselves you can literally do what you want. So before you say "my parents dont care and give me freedom etc". 90% of parents arent like that and especially when youre getting a degree will give a 101 reasons not go out late.
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    (Original post by I am Kira)
    At home you have free accomodation, free food, someone to iron your clothes, you don't have to buy cooking utensils and you won't commute back and forth
    Wanting to turn into a functioning human and not just some molly-coddled useless gimp
 
 
 
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