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    Are you commuting or staying in halls?

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    How long does it take you to get to uni each day or how long is your commute if your commuting?

    Would you change your living conditions if it was possible?

    Commuters do you think you'll miss out?
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Are you commuting or staying in halls?

    Why?

    How long does it take you to get to uni each day or how long is your commute if your commuting?

    Would you change your living conditions if it was possible?

    Commuters do you think you'll miss out?
    Are you commuting or staying in halls? Why?

    Halls were for first years only so in my second year I lived in a shared house. Slightly off-topic but originally I applied for accommodation when there was only the non-campus accommodation there, but on resutls day I was offered campus accommodation as people missed their offers or decided they didn't want to go and so rooms became vacant. If I had a choice I would live on campus for every year. It's just far more convenient in terms of waking up, going home, having warm lunch etc. In my 3rd year I'm hoping to be within walking distance of uni (I say that, and I mean that my uni is on top of a hill and I hope to live not too far from the bottom of it so that it's about a 30-40 minute walk or something).


    How long does it take you to get to uni each day or how long is your commute if your commuting?

    This was the frustrating bit. The buses in the area I was living that go to uni come once every half hour. Sometimes they come early and leave slightly early, which is annoying when you have things timed to perfection and arrive say 1 or 2 minutes before the bus is due to arrive, or you see it coming and have to sprint to catch it. I would leave 11-12 minutes and walk to the bus stop, and then on the bus it would take about 20 minutes.

    There was one day where I had one lecture at 9 and then one at 3, so I would always go home because it just wasn't worth staying (and I felt knackered after it), and I also had to get the 8:05 bus instead of the 8:45 one because I simply would not make it on time if I got the second bus, and then after the lecture I would wait 10 minutes for the bus and then another 15-20 (it's fast at 10 o'clock out of uni because hardly anyone gets on so it doesn't stop) so that's effectively 1h30 or 1h40 of doing not much productive (apart from reading a book or internetting on the bus / at the library before lectures) for a 50 minute lecture, which is not fun at all





    Would you change your living conditions if it was possible to?

    I'd live on campus if possible :lol: but otherwise not really, apart from being somewhere close to uni and the city.
    Commuters do you think you'll miss out?

    Not reaaaally. Depends on timetable, what's on at other times etc.
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    what's on at other times etc.
    Oh i've graduated now I was just wondering what other people are dong this year

    I usually had a 15-20 min walk to uni depending on where i stayed and if i left on time or not i actually timed it to the last second if i was a minute late crossing the road would take longer making me late.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Are you commuting or staying in halls?

    Why?

    How long does it take you to get to uni each day or how long is your commute if your commuting?

    Would you change your living conditions if it was possible?

    Commuters do you think you'll miss out?
    Halls for first year... But now I've got a rented house with a mate and a couple others! It's about 8 mins on the bus, or 20-30 min walk... As I try and lose weight/get healthier, I'll probably (hopefully) walk or cycle!

    Commuting from home home for me would be about 10 hours of commuting per day...

    Above...

    The house I'm in is pretty decent, the room a little small. I mgiht be able to move into a bigger room soon, but not entirely sure yet. It's a nice modern house though, and rent is reasonable, so no massive complaints. The landlady is also really nice, and her mum helps out, so if there's a problem, it usually gets dealt with really quickly!
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    If I get into my firm, I will be living in student accommodation, because the place is a three hour drive/4 hour train away from where I live :lol: And commuting will be tiring.

    Google maps tells me, for my firm, that the likely locations of my lectures are about a 15 minute walk away from the accommodation. I don't mind that, I've walked to sixth form from my house for a similar length in a shorter amount of time (5 mins :sexface:)

    Maybe I'll see what its like and then decide if I wanted better living standards.

    My insurance, on the other hand, is an hour's bus drive away (quicker on the tram) but I'd still like to live in halls, at least for the first year. Most of the accommodation in my insurance is on the same road, but about a 20 min walk away from the uni
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Are you commuting or staying in halls?

    Why?

    How long does it take you to get to uni each day or how long is your commute if your commuting?

    Would you change your living conditions if it was possible?

    Commuters do you think you'll miss out?
    Hello

    I'm about to start my Third Year at university but I thought I'd share my experience!

    I stayed in halls during my first year and that was purely a decision made on the fact I wanted to experience the student life fully by submerging myself into every aspect and getting the independence I've always wanted! Plus the university I chose was a fair way away from my home so it made sense to move.
    When I was on campus, I could wake up two minutes before my lecture and still make it on time, in my second year I moved slightly further away and it was a 15 minute walk to my university.
    I wouldn't have changed living in halls or student accommodation throughout all my years.

    From my experience commuters only miss out if they don't want the effort!
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    I will be commuting to and from university throughout the entire three years as mature student at MMU. I live in the neighbouring town of Bolton, and currently commute to work in Manchester using public transport. The journey time will be the same, just getting off at Oxford Road rather than my usual Manchester Victoria. If this was my first time at university, I'd probably have opted to stay in halls even with me living in the next town over. However, with my need to save money now I'm switching from full-time to part-time at work to facilitate my studies I couldn't justify dropping all that money just to live the life as a fresher in halls, when I've already done it once. That being said if money wasn't an obstacle I'd have stayed in halls for sure
    I probably will miss out on all the fresher events and the hi-jinks that would have no doubt happened if I was staying in halls, but I'm perfectly fine with that as I really just want to knuckle down and work, life in halls would only make it easier for me to give in to distraction and procrastination which are two things I can ill afford. I've got a great group of friends both inside and outside of work so if I don't make many friends at uni I'll still be ok. So long as I can gel well with others on my course and contribute to any group projects without any drama occurring i'm happy.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Are you commuting or staying in halls?

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    How long does it take you to get to uni each day or how long is your commute if your commuting?

    Would you change your living conditions if it was possible?

    Commuters do you think you'll miss out?
    Also no longer a student any more, but here is what I did.
    First year was in halls on campus, 5 mins from the centre and 10-15 mins from the furthest building depending on how fast I walked. Home was 3 hours away so no way was I going to commute that, but even if I'd gone to uni nearer I'd have wanted to move out to experience the uni lifestyle. Although I didn't end up getting on well with most of my flatmates, I did enjoy the convienence of living on campus and it made socialising a lot easier being near to those I was friendly with and society meet ups.
    Second and third year I was in a house a 15 minute walk away, again loved the convienence of it and we usually sat watching tv/films together in the evenings which was nice.
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    I will be staying in halls. The university is about a 2 hour drive away, and I would prefer to live on campus as commuting would likely be too stressful and tiring for me
 
 
 
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