My brother seemed to come home for the weekend virtually every fortnight and my parents want me to do something similar but every week for the first few months. But I'm not so keen personally . How often do most people go back home for the weekend or do most just usually wait till the holidays?
In my experience at first the ones who don't live that far from home usually go every weekend - that wears off soon enough when you make friends to party with on weekends! Other than that it's just vacations or special occasion (grannies b'day etc).
I'll be living 8 hours drive from home and don't plan on coming back at all......'cept maybe for a couple of days at Xmas
If you go home too soon you risk missing out on fun things and thus not having as much chance to make new friends and fit in.
Most people only went home once or twice a term, and that was mainly for special occasions. If you live closer you can go more often though.
yeah. I'd agree that every week seems a bit frequent unless there are particular reasons? You are right not to be keen i'd say. I went home about once a month at Warwick. Maybe they are finding it hard that you are going away and you need to have a gentle chat about needing to spread your own wings but still loving them as much etc? Find out why they are suggesting coming home as much first though i'd say
Used to go every few weeks in the first term an less in the second and only once in the third.
I'll be going quite a bit next term, though.
As well as adding to BT's profits on the phones I'm now subsidising the trains at £27 a trip!
Uhm, other than birthdays or special events I don't intend coming home all that often.
I'll see them at xmas, easter and summer anyway...
Dont go home for the first few months. You both need to cut the cord. If you go home too much they might continue thinking they have control over you.
I wont b goin home untill the holidays - it not always pratical 2 keep on goin home. Also yeah u mite miss out on things. If u dont wana go home then dont - no1 can force u 2.
Just go home once a term to collect a cheque. I am looking forward to being away!
I am really beginning to wish I had opted for a uni closer to home (Notts is a 4/5 hour car rise), and I would have to take the train to come home-£40. However, I think once I get there I will settle in and probably be quite glad that I made the break. *I'll miss home tho*
I go to Uni 200 miles from home, I go home once each term and parents come to see me once. It's 8 hours by coach and 4 hours by train and 4 hours by car for parents, that's each way soooooo that why I don't go home much
My parents are counting down the days until I leave; literally.
ach, don't worry, my dad's planning on me doing the same thing. He's made my other two sisters come home practically every weekend, and he's planning on visiting me at uni once or twice a week...
just going to have to grin and bear it...I know my dad lightens up a bit in the second year at least...