How long is it before people go home after starting uni?

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ohimemily
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I'm going to be starting uni this year (hopefully) and I'm just wondering if people go home at the weekend soon after they've started? Like after the first or second week?
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I went home on my first weekend (so I was there one week). I felt dejected by the experience so went home on friday then came back on sunday or something. But my uni was only in the next city from where I am from so not a far journey.
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(Original post by ohimemily)
I'm going to be starting uni this year (hopefully) and I'm just wondering if people go home at the weekend soon after they've started? Like after the first or second week?
The answer is: whenever you like Some people will insist they're staying until Christmas but I say if you're privileged to have a nice home you enjoy being in, why deprive yourself of it for 12 weeks in the name of being 'independent'? I went home as often as I could afford to and it always felt nice to see my family again.
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My parents' house is 45 minutes away from my uni but I still only went home after 6 weeks (when i had a reading week and it was my mum's birthday). I don't understand why people move away but then go home every couple of weeks unless they have a bf/gf at home.


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I went home after the first week cause I was really homesick,
Then I went home the weekend after to get my braces off,
Then I went home at Halloween
Then Christmas =)
Mostly my boyfriend came to visit me =)
Although no one will judge you for going home, if you're worried about it tell them you've got a job at home (that's what my friend does he travels back every weekend for his job)
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(Original post by Jackieox)
I went home after the first week cause I was really homesick,
Then I went home the weekend after to get my braces off,
Then I went home at Halloween
Then Christmas =)
Mostly my boyfriend came to visit me =)
Although no one will judge you for going home, if you're worried about it tell them you've got a job at home (that's what my friend does he travels back every weekend for his job)
I'd disagree with people not judging you, there will likely be a little bit of animosity if you go home relatively often or to a lesser extent if people visit you (say more than once per term) and you live with people who can't really do the same. This will happen during the first term especially as that is when people really bond and also when people feel homesickness the most.

If it's for a job or after a few weeks you do one week there, one week here with a boyfriend/girlfriend they'll be more understanding, but at the same time you may lose out a bit socially.
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A few people went back once in term, a few 3-4 times. But our terms are only 10 weeks, 8 of which are actually teaching. I didn't go back at all but my parents visited halfway through term, and most had one or two visits from friends and family, especially if they didn't live far.

One girl on my corridor has her mum, and sometimes other family members, visit EVERY Saturday. She just comes in, does all her cleaning and washing up, buys more food... I think that is a bit ridiculous.
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(Original post by Helloworld_95)
I'd disagree with people not judging you, there will likely be a little bit of animosity if you go home relatively often or to a lesser extent if people visit you (say more than once per term) and you live with people who can't really do the same. This will happen during the first term especially as that is when people really bond and also when people feel homesickness the most.

If it's for a job or after a few weeks you do one week there, one week here with a boyfriend/girlfriend they'll be more understanding, but at the same time you may lose out a bit socially.
Yeah, I agree, it's quite annoying. My older sister came every month when she went to uni in her first year. It was literally like she never left - which I hated. It felt like she hadn't developed any independence and I was stuck with her for another two years. This year has been better because she now has a new job, meaning she can't come down, back to London whenever she wants. She has to wait till an important holiday props up again before her request even registers in the mind of the manager.


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I only ever went home over the holidays or when there was a reason I had to go home (family parties, funeral etc...).

But then again I hate going home, I have been there for the past 19 years, I want to get away and I have been trying to all my life.

I am not your typical student.
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I go home every two-three weeks. I prefer being at uni though.

At my uni nobody particularly cares how often you go home. It's none of their business
As for missing out socially, most socialising (e.g going 'out') happens during the week anyway but still you may want to go home on Saturdays so as to not miss Friday nights.

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