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    Hi, all the universities I applied to are in London and I also live in London. However via public transport it would still take me like 1hour 30mins to get there. I do have a car but it would take even longer due to the rush hour and the university that I want to go to barely has any student parking anyway. The reason why I applied for universities in London was because I wanted to live at home but now I'm not sure whether this would be practical in the long-term as the long journeys may be frustrating and put me off attending classes. I could have applied to much better universities in the first place if I wanted to live out which I still don't but I also don't want to have to sit a 2 hour journey for maybe 4 days a week. Has anyone been or currently is in the same situation as me and can recommend what to do?


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    Personally I think you should move out. I am at home and live about 35 mins from university by train. It can be annoying with early starts/late finishes, and if it took me any longer to travel between the two I'd go insane. Plus, in halls you are closer to other students and the nightlife, which is something living at home means you can sometimes (not always of course, it just takes a bit more effort and planning) miss out on.
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    Ok I will think about it as I still have time before I need to apply for accommodation. Thanks for your advice.


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    (Original post by r-t)
    Hi, all the universities I applied to are in London and I also live in London. However via public transport it would still take me like 1hour 30mins to get there. I do have a car but it would take even longer due to the rush hour and the university that I want to go to barely has any student parking anyway. The reason why I applied for universities in London was because I wanted to live at home but now I'm not sure whether this would be practical in the long-term as the long journeys may be frustrating and put me off attending classes. I could have applied to much better universities in the first place if I wanted to live out which I still don't but I also don't want to have to sit a 2 hour journey for maybe 4 days a week. Has anyone been or currently is in the same situation as me and can recommend what to do?


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    Unless you really don't want to participate in university life then given the distance away you are it is easier living nearer to uni especially in first year. Instant group to go out with in freshers week and potentially lectures to, no need to worry about how you'll get home late/if your going to be allowed to stay out late, makes it easier to participate in societies/sports clubs e.c.t.
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    (Original post by r-t)
    Hi, all the universities I applied to are in London and I also live in London. However via public transport it would still take me like 1hour 30mins to get there. I do have a car but it would take even longer due to the rush hour and the university that I want to go to barely has any student parking anyway. The reason why I applied for universities in London was because I wanted to live at home but now I'm not sure whether this would be practical in the long-term as the long journeys may be frustrating and put me off attending classes. I could have applied to c in the first place if I wanted to live out which I still don't but I also don't want to have to sit a 2 hour journey for maybe 4 days a week. Has anyone been or currently is in the same situation as me and can recommend what to do?


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    well I would say anything over an Hour away and you would be better off getting a hall. Alos as it's london travel is quite expensive alos in Halls it's easer to make frends you are truly indpendedt and stuff .

    It seems to me that you are kind of regreting not appling for the better uni's outside of London remeber you don't have to go accept any offers from any uni if you wan't you could always just decline all offers and try clearing or you could try taking a year out and reapplying next year including the better unis that you haver refrenced.

    you got to leave home one day why not now?
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    Hi there,

    I've locked this thread as we've got a megathread sticky for this: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2405506.

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