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    I'm starting tomorrow and was wondering if anyone else is commuting to Leeds. What kind of things will I miss out on by not living near the campus? (I don't go out drinking/clubbing anyway). Have you got any tips/ what is the worst thing about commuting.
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    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    I'm starting tomorrow and was wondering if anyone else is commuting to Leeds. What kind of things will I miss out on by not living near the campus? (I don't go out drinking/clubbing anyway). Have you got any tips/ what is the worst thing about commuting.
    My friend is commuting. She already regrets the decisions

    Basically I live like 7 minutes from the uni, and I think it's a chore to walk back here if I have a 4 hour free. If you have a 4 hour free you'll have to kill time on campus.

    Also the amount of days you'll be in for like 1 hour, and it'll be like 'all this travelling for this?'

    I don't drink or go clubbing, but I guess I'd have missed trips with friends, hanging out an listening to music, that sort of thing.

    Guess it depends on how far you're commuting each day
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    In total from my house to the lecture theatre it takes about an hour and a quarter.
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    (Original post by IfOnlyItWereEasy)
    My friend is commuting. She already regrets the decisions

    Basically I live like 7 minutes from the uni, and I think it's a chore to walk back here if I have a 4 hour free. If you have a 4 hour free you'll have to kill time on campus.

    Also the amount of days you'll be in for like 1 hour, and it'll be like 'all this travelling for this?'

    I don't drink or go clubbing, but I guess I'd have missed trips with friends, hanging out an listening to music, that sort of thing.

    Guess it depends on how far you're commuting each day
    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    In total from my house to the lecture theatre it takes about an hour and a quarter.
    If it makes you feel better, I'm just starting as a Postgraduate and my commuting is even worse :P

    From where I live it's a 35 minute walk to the train station, then a 25 minute train to Leeds, then another 25 minutes to get to the Business School.
    I don't like it
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    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    In total from my house to the lecture theatre it takes about an hour and a quarter.
    That's still 2 and a half hours every day you're in and if you're in for an hour '50 minutes' in reality, that will probably get old pretty quickly if you have friends you can go and stay in their houses during really long frees it would be doable, but it's probably going to get a bit irritating
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    The hardest thing I have found in the last week (freshers week) is finding societies that don't meet up too late. Also most of them just focus on drinking e.g. I was going to join EnviroSoc but when they gave a short explanation of who they were (in a get to know Leeds lecture) all they focused on was drinking/how many times they do the otley run (19 pub crawl).
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    (Original post by Lemmy1210)
    The hardest thing I have found in the last week (freshers week) is finding societies that don't meet up too late. Also most of them just focus on drinking e.g. I was going to join EnviroSoc but when they gave a short explanation of who they were (in a get to know Leeds lecture) all they focused on was drinking/how many times they do the otley run (19 pub crawl).
    I am in the same position I do not really like drinking too bad experience. I am in my first year at uni at the university off Leeds how about yourself? I like going out but not all the time maybe we could meet up?
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    (Original post by Annie009)
    I am in the same position I do not really like drinking too bad experience. I am in my first year at uni at the university off Leeds how about yourself? I like going out but not all the time maybe we could meet up?
    hey! i'm a first year international student. ditto on drinking and going out. if you're having a meet up, i would love to join. also, there's a fb chat for this year's specifically "non-alcohol" freshers. It's kind of dead, but sometimes people will arrange to go to events together. if you'd like, i could add you to that(: cheers.
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    Yeah that's cool you can do :-) I don't really want to say my full name on hera hahaha
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    (Original post by hipsterrapunzel)
    hey! i'm a first year international student. ditto on drinking and going out. if you're having a meet up, i would love to join. also, there's a fb chat for this year's specifically "non-alcohol" freshers. It's kind of dead, but sometimes people will arrange to go to events together. if you'd like, i could add you to that(: cheers.
    Just throwing it out there, but there should really be a society for introverted first years who aren't too big on alcohol and nights out!

    I'm a postgraduate at Leeds now so I'm practically an old man, but when I did my undergraduate at Newcastle, it took me ages to open up and start going out. My first year was the most depressing year of my life because even though I didn't like going out, I never strove to find another way to socialise.
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    (Original post by Annie009)
    Yeah that's cool you can do :-) I don't really want to say my full name on hera hahaha
    pm-ed you.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Just throwing it out there, but there should really be a society for introverted first years who aren't too big on alcohol and nights out!

    I'm a postgraduate at Leeds now so I'm practically an old man, but when I did my undergraduate at Newcastle, it took me ages to open up and start going out. My first year was the most depressing year of my life because even though I didn't like going out, I never strove to find another way to socialise.
    I agree completely. I understand alcohol and nights out are sort of part of the culture here, but it just isn't what I find fun or would define as "social". That being said, LUU does have a range of other activities though. (although a lot of societies end up going for drinks anywayX.X).

    How are you? Has the first month of Leeds been good for you?
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