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    So do you think, if i do decide to live at home and drive in, i would be able to switch colleges somehow if i can't belong to St. Aidan's?
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    So do you think, if i do decide to live at home and drive in, i would be able to switch colleges somehow if i can't belong to St. Aidan's?
    Really don't know about that sorry. I think you would probably be allowed in Aidans, its just not the normal thing to do! Where would you be travelling from by the way?
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    i live in Richmond, North Yorkshire, so it would only take about 40mins to get there. I should probably inquire about it when i go to the open day in March.
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    i live in Richmond, North Yorkshire, so it would only take about 40mins to get there. I should probably inquire about it when i go to the open day in March.
    You could just give them a ring. I did with castle and they said its ok we know you're staying at home.

    If your college accepts you and you had clearly put down on your ucas form you were living at home then i guess its fine. Thats what happened with me but i rang up just to be sure anyway!
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    I didn't put i was living at home on my UCAS form simply because i didnt know you could and i hadn't really thought about whether i had the option to live at home!!
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    I didn't put i was living at home on my UCAS form simply because i didnt know you could and i hadn't really thought about whether i had the option to live at home!!
    Better ring them and see what happens then, quicker you sort it the better!
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    Honestly guys, live in if you can.

    Durham's a great place and the best part about it is the college system. You're part of a small(ish) group and you make great friends and have tons of social nights etc together. If you just turn up for lectures and go home then you're missing out on the best bit!
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    The congestion charge is to get onto the Bailey, so if you're in Castle, Hatfield, Chads, Johns or Cuths (Bailey accom.) then you'll be spending money to get to your colleges. Otherwise all the other colleges don't have congestion charges BUT all the car parks are heavily enforced by some private company and will clamp your car/give you a hefty fine if you don't have a Durham Uni permit, which is very very very very very hard to get! :rolleyes:
    I know someone who was refused a parking permit (it is indeed very hard to get one) but he's parked it in the carpark anyway and just banks on no-one coming by to check. I don't really see why he's risking it though… the only place he drives to is into town and back, and that only takes 20 mins to walk. So laaaazy. :p:
    It's very useful for packing up and leaving at the end of term, apart from that I see no great gain in having a car. Durham's small and if you really can't be bothered there's the bus.
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    So do you think, if i do decide to live at home and drive in, i would be able to switch colleges somehow if i can't belong to St. Aidan's?
    I know a girl who is at Aidan's and lived at home for 1st term, but that's coz her mum wouldn't let her live in college (!). But she managed to pursuade her mum in the end....
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    Oh, so maybe if i do decide to stay at home (which im really not sure about yet) i could still stay at St. Aidans
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    (Original post by Nel48)
    Oh, so maybe if i do decide to stay at home (which im really not sure about yet) i could still stay at St. Aidans
    Possibly, but you DEFINITELY need to get in touch with them and ask ASAP. Don't just assume or you might end up in a mess.
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    40 mins? You don't seem to have grasped the concept that university is completely unlike school or VI form. What are you going to do on the days when you only have one 9am lecture, or if you have a 9am and a 5:15 but nothing in between?
    Unless you have some seriously good reason to stay at home (like perhaps your mother is a quadruple amputee and you're her only carer, or you have sleep terrors or something) then you're wasting your time by living at home and commuting (unless, perhaps you live very near Durham anyway, by which I mean closer than, say, Chester-le-street).
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    (Original post by Mattmoy_2000)
    40 mins? You don't seem to have grasped the concept that university is completely unlike school or VI form. What are you going to do on the days when you only have one 9am lecture, or if you have a 9am and a 5:15 but nothing in between?
    Unless you have some seriously good reason to stay at home (like perhaps your mother is a quadruple amputee and you're her only carer, or you have sleep terrors or something) then you're wasting your time by living at home and commuting (unless, perhaps you live very near Durham anyway, by which I mean closer than, say, Chester-le-street).
    It's true. I wouldn't dream of commuting from Newcastle. Ugh, getting up everyday, getting a metro into town, getting the train to Durham, then getting across Durham to the science site for a 9am. Then finding it's been cancelled. Then having a 5.15 and nothing to do inbetween :rolleyes:

    Also - remember if you live out YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET MANY FRIENDS! It's the simple truth, you make most of your friends in college or in clubs and societies. I have friends I've met through geography, but nowhere near as many as through college!

    What will you do in freshers week when there are lots of evening events? Just miss them all? You won't know anyone well enough to stay over. And since you won't get to know anyone in freshers week it'll take a hell of a long time to get to know people before you WILL be able to stay over if you need to.

    Just live in, you'll get bored and probably drop out of uni if you live out :rolleyes:
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    Tru fact.
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    I know a girl from Chester-le-Street who lived in last year but she lives at home this year. In this way she made lots of friends last year and is not bored.
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    Yeh, I think you've convinced me. I did worry about all that its just finances really worry me , although i'm probably in a better financial position than some students.
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    Can I just ask, what IS the cost of accommodation?? I'm probably being ridiculously blind, but I can't seem to find out anywhere. Anyone know? ta.

    Also, my friend reckons she's gonna live at home (nr Sunderland) and travel in everyday, and she's got a place at castle. She'll probs be allowed to, she's V persuasive
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    £3600 for the 28 week let.
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    (Original post by arkbar)
    £3600 for the 28 week let.
    Thankuuu.

    Not that bad I spose.

    better start saving!
 
 
 
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