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    How do people get there - do you drive yourselves, or do your parents drive etc
    I am contemplating choosing Sheffield as my firm but I'm not sure how I'm going to get there, as I can't drive and my parents won't drive me. Obviously I could get the train, but how do I bring all my luggage with me to Victoria station, then from Sheffield to the uni itself?
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    Why won't your parents drive you? Most people's parents do drive them - are there any friends you could hitch a lift with, even just to the station, and then get a taxi to halls?
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    It is possible you could hire a removal service - such as Pickford's.
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    They just say it's too much effort to drive me because it's 3 hours away But seriously does everyone get driven? I'm just concerned about carrying all my bags with a terms worth of things
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    They won't drive you because it's three hours away?

    Depending on when my term starts, most likely my dad will drive me and that's about a day's solid driving (about 10-12 hours through France to the channel tunnel and however many hours the other side depending on which uni I go for)

    But then they'd also probably combine it with a short holiday in the UK, not just drive all the way there to drive all the way back the next day just for me. :p:

    If it's bad timing and not possible, I'll have to fly but in that situation I'd probably just take 1 huge suitcase and maybe a small holdall and buy everything else (kitchen stuff etc) when I get there.

    Surely your parents would at least take you to the train station?
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    (Original post by Brightstar)
    They just say it's too much effort to drive me because it's 3 hours away But seriously does everyone get driven? I'm just concerned about carrying all my bags with a terms worth of things
    My Dad drove my brother from Hull to Aberdeen. I think you do need to be driven if I'm honest because you'll have bedding eg duvet and crockery like plates and pans and then a laptop and clothes...most people do get driven. I get driven every year at the beginning and then again at the end.
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    What about one of those coach services, they're usually cheaper than the train and you won't have to drag your luggage across several stations.
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    My dad is definitley going to drive me, most likely from London to Leeds. Maybe you ought to explain to your parents how difficult it will be to manage without a lift?
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    First time is definitely a driving job. Offer to pay for the petrol or something. 6 hrs driving isn't that much really. During the rest of the holidays either leave your stuff there or find a storage place if you can't leave it in your room and then come home with the bare minimum by train or coach or plane... whatever's cheapest!
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    I got driven to my uni.. like someone said try and explkain how difficult its gonna be to to move your stuff.
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    I lived in halls in 1st year and drove myself. 3 hours is nothing im looking at 5hrs for my graduate degree and the rents will most likely be takig me
 
 
 
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