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    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my second year of uni now, absolutely loved first year and halls but now I'm in private accommodation I'm hating uni in general. I've moved in with people who I got on really well with last year but I wasn't in the same flat as them, now it's obvious they don't want me living with them, they exclude me from everything and just ignore me when we're in the house together. I live with other friends as they're all happy with who they're living with and will live with them in third year.

    So I feel my only option is to commute in third year as I cannot stand another year living with these people. I don't have my own car but my parents would help put some money towards one and I know I can save for one. The only issue is I live 60 miles away from uni and I'm just worrying about how long the commute would take and how much it would cost in fuel if I keep going back and forth and was just wondering if it was a good decision to make.

    Is there anyone else who commutes quite a distance to uni who can give some info on how far they are travelling and how they are finding it?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by LiamB234)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my second year of uni now, absolutely loved first year and halls but now I'm in private accommodation I'm hating uni in general. I've moved in with people who I got on really well with last year but I wasn't in the same flat as them, now it's obvious they don't want me living with them, they exclude me from everything and just ignore me when we're in the house together. I live with other friends as they're all happy with who they're living with and will live with them in third year.

    So I feel my only option is to commute in third year as I cannot stand another year living with these people. I don't have my own car but my parents would help put some money towards one and I know I can save for one. The only issue is I live 60 miles away from uni and I'm just worrying about how long the commute would take and how much it would cost in fuel if I keep going back and forth and was just wondering if it was a good decision to make.

    Is there anyone else who commutes quite a distance to uni who can give some info on how far they are travelling and how they are finding it?

    Thanks
    Hi Liam,

    I'm so sorry to hear you're not enjoying your accommodation . At my time during university, I commuted but I commuted via train. The travelling really takes it out of you and I only lived about 20-30 miles away.

    Commuting by car could be beneficial and more so than a train but it would depend on the time of your lectures (some universities decrease your classroom learning hour in your third year) so it would work in your favour. However, it will really take a strain on your student loan and your friendships currently.

    Because you will be commuting, you lose a lot of time to do other things you would normally do.

    If you're really set on not going into private accommodation next year, maybe consider staying in halls again?

    - Kath .
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    Hi Liam,

    I'm so sorry to hear you're not enjoying your accommodation . At my time during university, I commuted but I commuted via train. The travelling really takes it out of you and I only lived about 20-30 miles away.

    Commuting by car could be beneficial and more so than a train but it would depend on the time of your lectures (some universities decrease your classroom learning hour in your third year) so it would work in your favour. However, it will really take a strain on your student loan and your friendships currently.

    Because you will be commuting, you lose a lot of time to do other things you would normally do.

    If you're really set on not going into private accommodation next year, maybe consider staying in halls again?

    - Kath .
    Hey Kath,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm just thinking as I'm doing Primary Ed with QTS, I'll need to be more focussed in my third year. Also in terms of placement, our uni sends us to quite remote places so having my own transport would also be beneficial. I have considered going into halls again but I think I would prefer to commute.

    My current landlord is asking to make a decision on whether or not we want to live in the same house again next year so I need to make a decision quite quickly but I think I have my heart set on doing the commute to be honest.
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    Hey Kath,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm just thinking as I'm doing Primary Ed with QTS, I'll need to be more focussed in my third year. Also in terms of placement, our uni sends us to quite remote places so having my own transport would also be beneficial. I have considered going into halls again but I think I would prefer to commute.

    My current landlord is asking to make a decision on whether or not we want to live in the same house again next year so I need to make a decision quite quickly but I think I have my heart set on doing the commute to be honest.
    I agree with Kath halls may be the way to go where are you btw
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    (Original post by LiamB234)
    Hey Kath,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm just thinking as I'm doing Primary Ed with QTS, I'll need to be more focussed in my third year. Also in terms of placement, our uni sends us to quite remote places so having my own transport would also be beneficial. I have considered going into halls again but I think I would prefer to commute.

    My current landlord is asking to make a decision on whether or not we want to live in the same house again next year so I need to make a decision quite quickly but I think I have my heart set on doing the commute to be honest.
    Hey,

    Ah, I see your dilemma, if you have your heart set on commuting - then there is nothing stopping you .

    If you know you'll be happier doing the commute, it's worth all the extra time it takes and it's definitely beneficial if it'll aid your final year!

    Definitely say you don't want to say in that house, it's evident that you're not happy! I do hope it all works out for you!

    Thanks,
    Kath .
 
 
 
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