Uni students: How often do you go back to visit home?

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loveleest
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Do you visit during specific occasions, like Christmas, Easter etc... or like every fortnight ?
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(still in Y13)

I plan on returning every week / fortnight to see my girlfriend it's only 90 minutes' drive...
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When I was an undergrad, I would visit my parents roughly every time off at uni (reading weeks, out of term time). Now, as a grad student, we see each other once a month, but I stay just over a weekend usually.
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Think weekly is way too often, I found that when I was going every 2 weeks that I was missing out on a lot. In my final year I was going back for big events or every 5-6 weeks
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I completely moved out from my mother's place so I go home every day... I live at home

I haven't been to visit my family since I moved out, but I've been back to the area where I grew up to see friends.
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I only go home during Christmas holidays and if I can afford the time, Easter.

Basically, every 3 months or so. =l
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The first year it was every 4 weeks, either leave on a Saturday morning or Friday evening and back on a Sunday night. Plus all the standard holidays.

This year I've only gone back for Christmas in Semester 1 as I was expecting an interview to pop up where I live at some point during the semester, which is now in January.. next week :eek4:
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Every other weekend. Only 50 minutes away and I work back home
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Every two weeks. But now, I'll be going probably once a month or maybe once every two months.
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Have moved completely out of my parents' house now (third year). Moved into my flat in August and I've seen them once since - visited the weekend before Christmas.

Am just about to leave to drive down there now, but that's because I'm off to New York in a few days' time. When I booked the holiday I forgot I live in Scotland now and booked the flights from Heathrow..

To be fair, it's an 8 hour drive and they've not come up to visit me either. Next year I'm moving to London which is only an hour or so from my parents' house, and I'll visit more then - I'll be able to visit for the day instead of having to commit to days on end.
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Every holiday

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I went home nearly every weekend and for holidays. I didn't really want to, but everyone I lived with did the same. I got a job at home mid way through second year so I didn't have a choice after that. I didn't bother going home in final year when I wasn't working though.
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*laughing*
Like... Every study week and holiday, but I've started volunteering at the Vet's on campus on study weeks. I hated living with my family, I had no freedom and was constantly criticised. At uni, I'm relaxed, I can sleep properly and eat healthy food (my family doesn't believe in fruit apparently... heathens...). So I keep going home to a minimum, or I just stay with my boyfriend and his family.
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Done my first term and been going back every week or other week...it's about a one and a half hour train journey
But I'll go back far less often from now on I think
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Every holiday so about 3 times a year (every 4 months)
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(Original post by PurplePixie96)
*laughing*
Like... Every study week and holiday, but I've started volunteering at the Vet's on campus on study weeks. I hated living with my family, I had no freedom and was constantly criticised. At uni, I'm relaxed, I can sleep properly and eat healthy food (my family doesn't believe in fruit apparently... heathens...). So I keep going home to a minimum, or I just stay with my boyfriend and his family.
how often do you have study weeks? Do you have to go back home for Christmas, Easter etc??
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(Original post by loveleest)
how often do you have study weeks? Do you have to go back home for Christmas, Easter etc??
Study weeks or reading weeks are pretty much half terms Some universities do not let you stay in accommodation over holidays such as Easter and Christmas but some will (like mine!). But it's unlikely you'd be able to stay any longer than a week over summer. That may change if you get your own place with friends in your second year but I don't know since my Uni lets us stay in accomodation all 3 years.
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(Original post by PurplePixie96)
Study weeks or reading weeks are pretty much half terms Some universities do not let you stay in accommodation over holidays such as Easter and Christmas but some will (like mine!). But it's unlikely you'd be able to stay any longer than a week over summer. That may change if you get your own place with friends in your second year but I don't know since my Uni lets us stay in accomodation all 3 years.
Oh okay, thank you!
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Usually every 2/3 weeks depends how much work I have. It's only an hour in the train, and train every half hour so not too bad.
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Every other week because I come home for football. It's only an hour on the train to Birmingham new street and 1 hour half to my house. Plus you can get a return for £18.20 which is way less than what I would spend on a night/couple nights out at uni plus my parents pay for the train tickets anyway. I couldn't imagine staying and getting caught up in that uni bubble for like 12 weeks on end, definitely to insular for my liking
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