I'm starting uni in just over a week and am staying in halls. I live a 40 min train ride away so commuting is an option. I am already considering the financial issues as this year I have been given the full maintainance loan and I'm sure this would be the same for each year if I stayed at uni. So my family and I agree that I should live away for first year to gain skills and have more social time as first year is the best time for social stuff, but then commute from second year. Has anyone else done this?
...and how to stay positive