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    So I'm waiting to hear if I got into my post grad uni, It is different uni from my undergraduate degree so I wouldn't know anyone on the campus.

    One of the people I live with currently is staying nearby and I would be able to stay with him for the year, I would be looking at 45 minutes each way and saving around £2000 in the process (This is inclusive of travel costs)

    Does the commute impact post grad more then it would on undergraduate courses? During my undergrad times I have been pretty close to the uni so haven't experienced having to travel.

    Social wise I don't really like nights out more of a day person. My contact with the uni tells me they normally have lectures 3 days a week.

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    (Original post by TheAmazingA)
    So I'm waiting to hear if I got into my post grad uni, It is different uni from my undergraduate degree so I wouldn't know anyone on the campus.

    One of the people I live with currently is staying nearby and I would be able to stay with him for the year, I would be looking at 45 minutes each way and saving around £2000 in the process (This is inclusive of travel costs)

    Does the commute impact post grad more then it would on undergraduate courses? During my undergrad times I have been pretty close to the uni so haven't experienced having to travel.

    Social wise I don't really like nights out more of a day person. My contact with the uni tells me they normally have lectures 3 days a week.

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    It really depends on the type of student you are, as well as how good the electronic resources/access are. If everything is online, and you can study easily at home, I'd say try it. If you are 100% dependent on a library/physical access to stacks, living far away might not be worth it if you commute in on other days to use resources on campus.

    Something else to think about is those 3 days of lectures. What time are they? Is transportation readily available to get to campus, and leave campus? Saving costs is one thing, but if it is an inefficient use of time, it might not be worth it.
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    If the only commitment you have is doing the degree then the commute is entirely possible. Just be sure to find out how many days per week you have to be in uni for in order that you can make an informed decision.
 
 
 
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