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    I really want to got to university which is about 25 minutes away by car because the course offers all the topics I'm interested in. I haven't decided if I want to live in halls or not but I'm not sure if I would be offered halls because I live so close. Also would I miss out on much if I did commute? Im not really into drinking and partying but I'm worried I won't make friends.
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    I really want to got to university which is about 25 minutes away by car because the course offers all the topics I'm interested in. I haven't decided if I want to live in halls or not but I'm not sure if I would be offered halls because I live so close. Also would I miss out on much if I did commute? Im not really into drinking and partying but I'm worried I won't make friends.
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    I've always though the people who don't move out to go to uni lose a bit of the experience
    Not so much the parties and things
    But just living on your own for the first time; buying your own plates and cooking for yourself
    And of course staying in the library all day
    Do you actually have a car yourself which you can drive?
    Also the probability of getting a place in halls this late is unlikely, especially because most unis are having a shortage of halls places since the cap on students was removed

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    (Original post by snizzy)
    I really want to got to university which is about 25 minutes away by car because the course offers all the topics I'm interested in. I haven't decided if I want to live in halls or not but I'm not sure if I would be offered halls because I live so close. Also would I miss out on much if I did commute? Im not really into drinking and partying but I'm worried I won't make friends.
    I commuted to uni and found it just as good as if I had moved out. Lots of people on my course lived at home. Quite a few lived in my area to share a taxi with after a night out. We all had someone we could stay with if we wanted to stay out after a night out on campus. Also I saved a lot of money as all my earnings I was able to save up. Plus I had my nice room
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    (Original post by snizzy)
    I really want to got to university which is about 25 minutes away by car because the course offers all the topics I'm interested in. I haven't decided if I want to live in halls or not but I'm not sure if I would be offered halls because I live so close. Also would I miss out on much if I did commute? Im not really into drinking and partying but I'm worried I won't make friends.
    Hi there,

    I commuted to university everyday and it was around the same distance (but I caught a train in.. delays were the worst).

    I felt as though I missed some of the experience in the first year, but actually my advice would be on your induction weeks, just put some effort in to make a really close friend or a group - just put yourself out there (I know, it's extremely daunting and was alien to me!)

    You'll become really close with your course friends and soon someone's floor in halls will become your second home.

    You also realise that it may be great to move out of halls - but you always have more money, better diet and more energy.

    It may be worth trying to get halls for the first year (no harm in applying! The worst scenario would be that they say no and you have to live at home). I had some friends from college do this and they ended up coming home every weekend and moved home in their second year!

    Hope this helps!
    - Kath .
 
 
 

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