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    I have an unconditional offer for LJMU in September and I only live a short train away so I am going to stay at home. Does this mean I am going to find it difficult to make friends/ fit in with people who are living in halls?
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    I'm in the same situation. I want to go to Liverpool uni though and am confused what to do. It is about 30 mins on the train. I am leaning towards staying at home though at the moment (constantly changing) I think it will hopefully be ok as my course has many hours at the university- doing practicals and lectures etc so I could make friends on the course. and I have many friends staying at home in the area. However I am worried I will regret not living in halls for the first year as I might not make as many friends and get the true experience of uni life. But at the same time I don't know if I want to live in student accommodation conditions...
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    It's not smart you need to think about how long you'll be travelling for say your 45 mins away by train getting there isn't too bad but if you think you'll be travelling for 1.5 hours a day That is time that could be used for studying or doing assignments I know you think you'll work on the train but you won't and trains get cancelled and delayed. then there is social life it's not good for home students having to get the last train at like 10:30 when some nights start then and what if you have a lecture at 9:00 am and another at 7:00 or 8:00pm you will have to stay at uni all day as you have nowhere to go back to and travelling back after a 8:00pm lecture (yes it does happen)do you really think you'll feel like doing that or even if you do say 9:00am to 7:00pm that's a 10 hour day (thats lecture all day and an hour for lunch) you'll be so knackered you'll wish it was just a short walk to your halls instead of trekking to the station getting there finding out you missed your train the next one gets cancelled so you sitting there freezing and you see a bunch of smurfs wonder pass at that point you'll know why living in halls is better. (I was one of the smurfs... well ok I was neptune but you get the idea).
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    I have decided to stay at home now. I am not too bothered about the travel time as the halls are 30mins away from the university anyway. I have a friend who is doing the same and we can share taxis at night and if its a problem I could sleep in someones room in the halls . I think I will make friends on my course aswell as the course requires a lot of hours pretty much everyday
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    Thats fair enough and I'm not going to try and change your mind but do bare in mind I have herd from some students who live at home that the first month or so is a very lonely time just to give you a heads up to watch out for that you know you don't want a nasty suprise
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Thats fair enough and I'm not going to try and change your mind but do bare in mind I have herd from some students who live at home that the first month or so is a very lonely time just to give you a heads up to watch out for that you know you don't want a nasty suprise
    Thank you for your help I will look at the accommodation to see what its about
 
 
 
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