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    Do you think that I am missing a trick by not living in the thick of it with other under grads?

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    I am going to Preston but commute from Burnley. I am 28 and was feared not being accepted by the younger student population. I am re-training to become a teacher.

    PLEASE GIVE ANY OPINION ON THIS I won't be offended. Funny replies OK (it helps me get over my age issues)



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    I had no choice of commuting so I chose student accommodation, but even if I went to a Uni nearer to home I would never have stayed at home. To me, living in student accommodation is part of the experience. It is however entirely dependent on the individual. If you feel that you would be uncomfortable being slightly older than most other students then maybe commuting would be best - you need to make sure you are going to fully enjoy and appreciate your course. Another thing to consider is your ability to study/work where you live now. Personally I know that I would be too distracted at home to do as much work as I get done at Uni. Of course you could always live in student accommodation for your first year (or stay at home) to see how you like it, and then swap after a year if you feel its not working the way you are.
    Good luck!!
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    I don't think you'll have a problem with student accomodation really. You might be seen as the "wise old man" of the group, but unless you end up with some really awful people i can't see you being treated much differently than they'd treat a younger student. If anything they might like having an older, more experienced person around.

    However, I'd take my opinion with a grain of salt. I have no experience of commuting or student accomodation (still doing A-levels).

    If you're really worried, look at the accomodation in Preston (university of central lancashire right?) and see if the have any that's mainly for mature students/postgrads (i know you're dong undergrad degree, but postgrads are closer to your own age).

    But I think you'd enjoy living as a student and recapturing your youth! Lol, you're not old really!
 
 
 

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