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    Hello,

    I'm currently in my last year at sixth form and have applied to university.
    I've received my offers and have decided to go to Goldsmiths University of London to study psychology.
    i currently live in North London, a half an hour train journey away from the university.. Although the distance is not much I would like to move out to gain a full experience of university life..
    However, I'm slightly worried as I won't know anyone there and I'm not sure if it's worth moving out for the experience or I would still gain the same experience from home.
    Also my parents do not want me to move out because they overthink and worry too much. How could I persuade them ?
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    I'd do it. I go to uni in my home city and I've moved out and I'm so glad I did. I can't imagine living back at home now. If you force yourself to do it now when you come to properly move out in a few years time it won't be as scary! I'd give it a go even if it's only for your first year.
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    I'm moving out as well to a uni that is only 30-45mins away from my home. It's all about personal preference. If you want to gain the full experience - go for it.
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    A lot of people at Goldsmiths live at home and commute. Most of my friends commute from home, up to 1.5 hours each way. :O
    This would mean that you'd be in the same boat as many other people, and you'd save yourself a bit of money (a lot of money actually). None of my London friends seem to be missing out on the 'student experience', but as has been mentioned above it's good to have the experience of living away from home.
    If money, worry, or parental opinion aren't considered, what do you really want to do? I think that's the most important. You can get out of your halls contract at Christmas (this might only be if you're switching to a different hall) so you could always move back home if you thought it wasn't worth it.
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    If you want to move out then go for it, and if you want to stay home then stay home! It has to be your decision!

    I go to a London uni and commute from North London (also studying psychology), around a 45-60 min journey. A lot of my friends commute, especially because it's a London uni. I know everyone says you miss out on the uni experience, but in my opinion I haven't and I still get to live at home and study! Good luck with your decision


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    If you were anywhere else I'd say to move out.

    London, however, is really expensive to live in as you probably well know - so it might be good to save yourself some coins by living at home and commuting.
 
 
 
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