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    (Original post by Custard)
    My sister lives on campus, and as much as I love her, life is so much easier...come to think about I do miss her today, but when she comes home for a weekend those feelings will fade.

    I think living on campus is much better because you have the social lfe and you can roll out of bed in the morning 10mins before your lectures! Everyone's happy!
    You can have a perfectly good social life living at home though especaiyl if you're in the city, I am just as near to a lot of the activities than the people living in campus.

    I do miss out on some of the stuff but I am also missing out on the £20k debt and I can move out when I get a job to avoid the mamouth debt.

    I would hate not living on campus if I didn't live close to the city centre though. The other big problem is the university is 30-40 minutes away by bus but you can do just do revision on the bus so its not like that time is wasted.

    However I am going to ask my mate today if we wants to share a flat with me.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    You can have a perfectly good social life living at home though especaiyl if you're in the city, I am just as near to a lot of the activities than the people living in campus.
    I do miss out on some of the stuff but I am also missing out on the £20k debt and I can move out when I get a job to avoid the mamouth debt.
    I would hate not living on campus if I didn't live close to the city centre though. The other big problem is the university is 30-40 minutes away by bus but you can do just do revision on the bus so its not like that time is wasted.
    However I am going to ask my mate today if we wants to share a flat with me.
    I live in oldham, my sister uni is in lancaster...there is a bit of travelling involved. (about an hour)
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    (Original post by Custard)
    I live in oldham, my sister uni is in lancaster...there is a bit of travelling involved. (about an hour)
    An hour! I asusme that must be by car. It amazed me how quickly you get to Lancaster, we went to a couple of weeks ago and it took us 50 minutes.

    It takes me 45 mins to get from south manchester to Salford but that is because there is no direct links and so I have to get two buses which means traveling out of my way.

    The city centre is only 20 minutes (10-15 mins at night) away though by bus and thats where all the university night life happens.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    An hour! I asusme that must be by car. It amazed me how quickly you get to Lancaster, we went to a couple of weeks ago and it took us 50 minutes.

    It takes me 45 mins to get from south manchester to Salford but that is because there is no direct links and so I have to get two buses which means traveling out of my way.

    The city centre is only 20 minutes (10-15 mins at night) away though by bus and thats where all the university night life happens.
    Yes in the car, but she gets home pretty quick by train even with the stop off at salford!

    Last week she surprised me, she knew I was in the house on my own, so she came home for the weekend I do love her...
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    i'm gonna be living at home.. and i will be at birmingham....
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    i'm gonna be living at home.. and i will be at birmingham....
    How long will it take you to get to uni each day??
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    (Original post by suz19)
    How long will it take you to get to uni each day??

    depends if i go by car or train...

    train about 40 minutes to 1 hour
    car between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on traffic.

    my dad works at the uni so i can go in with him by car if i want to...

    how bout u?
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    depends if i go by car or train...

    train about 40 minutes to 1 hour
    car between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on traffic.

    my dad works at the uni so i can go in with him by car if i want to...

    how bout u?

    ps to the city centre of brum it is only 20 mins
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    depends if i go by car or train...

    train about 40 minutes to 1 hour
    car between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on traffic.

    my dad works at the uni so i can go in with him by car if i want to...

    how bout u?
    Somewhere around an hour, possibly more with traffic etc. So are you at all bothered about living at home? I'm quite glad that I will be- I know I'll have to try a bit harder than everyone else to fit it but I reckon I'll get loads more work done at home.
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    (Original post by suz19)
    Somewhere around an hour, possibly more with traffic etc. So are you at all bothered about living at home? I'm quite glad that I will be- I know I'll have to try a bit harder than everyone else to fit it but I reckon I'll get loads more work done at home.

    i'm not bothered about living at home...i am prepared that it will be harder for me to make friends..and i'll have to make more of an effort..but that's ok.. yeah i reckon i will get loads more work done 2!! can share the car with my dad tho which is a bonus as i can have it on evenings etc. also means i can see my bf more!! yay!!! as he is also going to uni but living at home!! i am going to make sure that i don't see him too much tho- at least to start with- or i might not make as many uni friends
    I am glad that i will be too- i don't think uni halls is really me...i don't really drink that much, and prefer quiet pubs to clubs...also i like having my own ensuite (which i have atm) and i want to save money!!!!

    which uni are u going to??
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    Live on campus! always..

    If you live at home, uni will be the place you go for lectures, if you live on campus, uni is the place where your mates are.

    It's so much easier to get involved in things, and go out and socialise.

    Or at least, that was my experience, I lived on campus for the first two years then moved back home and commuted for my third year, and missed it like crazy.

    At the end of the day it's your decision, but you'll learn so much, and experience so much more if you live on campus...

    I'm incredibly jealous that you've go it all to come!
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    i'm not bothered about living at home...i am prepared that it will be harder for me to make friends..and i'll have to make more of an effort..but that's ok.. yeah i reckon i will get loads more work done 2!! can share the car with my dad tho which is a bonus as i can have it on evenings etc. also means i can see my bf more!! yay!!! as he is also going to uni but living at home!! i am going to make sure that i don't see him too much tho- at least to start with- or i might not make as many uni friends
    I am glad that i will be too- i don't think uni halls is really me...i don't really drink that much, and prefer quiet pubs to clubs...also i like having my own ensuite (which i have atm) and i want to save money!!!!

    which uni are u going to??
    I feel exactly the same- I really wouldn't want to live in student halls. I like my living space clean and tidy and that's not the image I have of student halls! And I really couldn't share a bathroom! I've also got a bf and would miss him too much
    I've chosen Bristol and Reading as my firm and insurance but hope that I go to Reading- I really liked it there What are you going to study??
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    (Original post by Katie Pierce)
    Live on campus! always..

    If you live at home, uni will be the place you go for lectures, if you live on campus, uni is the place where your mates are.

    It's so much easier to get involved in things, and go out and socialise.

    Or at least, that was my experience, I lived on campus for the first two years then moved back home and commuted for my third year, and missed it like crazy.

    At the end of the day it's your decision, but you'll learn so much, and experience so much more if you live on campus...

    I'm incredibly jealous that you've go it all to come!

    don't know if my uni will even give me accomodation- as they have a policy not to do so with people who live within a certain distance until they have given all people from far away accomodation..which is fair enough. I have handed my accomodation form in anyway...so i can still have the choice..but atm i am wanting to live at home....it will be so much cheaper!! i don't know if 3000 per year is really worth it just to make a few more friends!!
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    (Original post by suz19)
    I feel exactly the same- I really wouldn't want to live in student halls. I like my living space clean and tidy and that's not the image I have of student halls! And I really couldn't share a bathroom! I've also got a bf and would miss him too much
    I've chosen Bristol and Reading as my firm and insurance but hope that I go to Reading- I really liked it there What are you going to study??

    i am going to study psychology, how bout u?

    where do you live then??

    ahhh...how long have u and ur bf been together? is he going to uni??
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    i am going to study psychology, how bout u?

    where do you live then??

    ahhh...how long have u and ur bf been together? is he going to uni??
    I'm going to study Law (just to be different! :rolleyes: ) I live in Swindon (you probably won't have heard of it) and Reading's just up the motorway, so quite close really.

    I've been with my bf for 3 1/2 years- he's not going to uni, he's 23 and already has a job. I'm the brains of the relationship
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    (Original post by kalipat81)
    I'd like comments on whether it is better to live on campus or at home.
    I applied to live in halls for my 1st year and got put in a university house. It was great and I got to know the 4 others I was living with really well. But I never really met loads of people and I regret not moving to be in halls. I feel like I've missed out on a lot because I wasn't in halls/on campus. Depends what your focus is for uni. If you're not really bothered about a hectic social life and would rather concentrate on your grades then I would stay at home. But you will miss out on a lot of silly things that people get up to in halls/on campus.
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    (Original post by suz19)
    I feel exactly the same- I really wouldn't want to live in student halls. I like my living space clean and tidy and that's not the image I have of student halls! And I really couldn't share a bathroom! I've also got a bf and would miss him too much
    I've chosen Bristol and Reading as my firm and insurance but hope that I go to Reading- I really liked it there What are you going to study??
    my flat's clean! and I have my own bath room which is good so you don't have to share.

    I wouldn't hav liked to stay at home, even though i could technically comute... I do miss my bf but we spend most weekends together which is prob better than it was before!!!
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    (Original post by rednirt)
    my flat's clean! and I have my own bath room which is good so you don't have to share.

    I wouldn't hav liked to stay at home, even though i could technically comute... I do miss my bf but we spend most weekends together which is prob better than it was before!!!
    Sorry, I didn't mean it in a nasty way- it's just some of my friends live in uni halls and I nearly threw up when I saw the state of the kitchen! :eek: But the main reason for me wanting to stay at home is my bf anyway
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    (Original post by suz19)
    Sorry, I didn't mean it in a nasty way- it's just some of my friends live in uni halls and I nearly threw up when I saw the state of the kitchen! :eek: But the main reason for me wanting to stay at home is my bf anyway
    i didn't take offence you should see my neighbours kitchen its disgustingly dirty!! :eek:
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    i don't know if 3000 per year is really worth it just to make a few more friends!!
    It's not just about the friends. It's the independence, getting out on your own two feet and managing by yourself, not being tied down to home any more. The atmosphere is totally different as well, and I feel that if you only go to uni for lectures you're only getting half the experience. I experienced it when I went away in my gap year and I'm doing it again now - I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Not that I really had a choice about it - the only uni I could realistically commute to from home is Wolverhampton!

    To everyone who talks about the condition of halls - yes, kitchens etc can get disgusting, but imagine what your kitchen would look like at home if your parents didn't clean everything up! Not much of an excuse, but that's why. You can always clean stuff/nag other people to clean. My cousin at Cardiff had one guy in her shared flat who never did any washing up, and his dirty dishes were taking over the kitchen so one day she and her friends took them all and piled them outside his door! Think he got the hint...
 
 
 
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