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    I might be going to Wimbledon college of art which doesnt have student halls that are that close to the uni and I'd have to get a tube there anyway, and I only live an hour commute away, do you think it really affects your social life that much living at home?
    The thing is I dont find it hard to make friends, I have no problem getting a late train/taxi or traveling home alone if we went out or maybe staying at others house/flats on a night out if they dont mind and my parents are really laid back and I cant see it affecting my social life but wanted to hear others opinions who actually stay at home or just generally what people think?
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    I stayed at home during my time 3 years so far at Coventry university.
    It is a 40 minute commute by car. Traveling has its advantages and disadvantages.
    Main advantage for me was I could keep me car and part time job which meant I had some money to play with and I had the freedom to drive anywhere any time. Biggest problem is I spend very little time at university outside of the lectures, that means I don't have a social life at university, but its an engineering course anyway and they are pretty boring people.
    In my first year it took me well over 1 hour to get to university due to road works, with the amount of traveling I don't have much if any time to do any social activities and the money I earned just sits in my bank.
    If I was to make the decision again I would stay in student accommodation, I really wish I had more of a social life, because its very important and it is my biggest regret.
    Its totally up to you, if you think you can manage all of it but be warned, traveling takes up a lot more of your time and effort than you think and if your anything like me you will be knackerd by the time you get home.
    A good idea maybe to take the first year at home and then if it gets too much stay with friends in student accommodation.
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    (Original post by p3tr01h34d)
    I stayed at home during my time 3 years so far at Coventry university.
    It is a 40 minute commute by car. Traveling has its advantages and disadvantages.
    Main advantage for me was I could keep me car and part time job which meant I had some money to play with and I had the freedom to drive anywhere any time. Biggest problem is I spend very little time at university outside of the lectures, that means I don't have a social life at university, but its an engineering course anyway and they are pretty boring people.
    In my first year it took me well over 1 hour to get to university due to road works, with the amount of traveling I don't have much if any time to do any social activities and the money I earned just sits in my bank.
    If I was to make the decision again I would stay in student accommodation, I really wish I had more of a social life, because its very important and it is my biggest regret.
    Its totally up to you, if you think you can manage all of it but be warned, traveling takes up a lot more of your time and effort than you think and if your anything like me you will be knackerd by the time you get home.
    A good idea maybe to take the first year at home and then if it gets too much stay with friends in student accommodation.
    Thanks for replying
    I think I would be able to manage travelling with course work/socialising, my worry was whether people are more likely to leave you out?
    But if I made the effort and arranged stuff with people on my course I can't see it being a problem, would it?

    I don't know what the accommodation at Coventry was like?
    But at Wimbledon they have no accommodation so people either privately rent travel from other University Halls but they're about 30 hour so I don't think I would be getting the typical 'campus style' experience which is something I would like but don't think it's not worth going for a better course for?

    I think you are right though, about staying home for first and maybe moving with friends second and third
    Thank you again
 
 
 
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