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    Hey

    Im looking at unis in general and was wondering what you thought of a 5hr trip to Bradford. Is it worth the time and effort?

    Opinions needed
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    It's not as if your going to be making that journey every day, so it shouldn't really be a factor.
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    It depends, do you plan on making trips home on occasional weekends? If so this could be difficult with a 5 hour journey. It might sound ok now but how will you feel at the end of the three years? Sick of the sight of trains? It really depends on how you feel. I don't know much about Bradford uni but for me 4/5 hours would probably be the maximum journey that I would be prepared to travel for any uni.
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    (Original post by Kate101)
    HeyIm looking at unis in general and was wondering what you thought of a 5hr trip to Bradford. Is it worth the time and effort? Opinions needed
    Yeah definitely, if you're keen on going there. I'm keen on applying to Durham but it would take me 6-8 hours to get there so i'm not sure whether to bother (argghhh), but five hours would be manageable i reckon. Costwise, if you don't want to go home too often/are rich (hehe) then it should be fine.
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    (Original post by SiAnY)
    Yeah definitely, if you're keen on going there. I'm keen on applying to Durham but it would take me 6-8 hours to get there so i'm not sure whether to bother (argghhh), but five hours would be manageable i reckon. Costwise, if you don't want to go home too often/are rich (hehe) then it should be fine.
    I thought about going to Durham, before realising how far it was. I'm guessing you live on the south coast, as it would take me a similar amount of time to get there. I mean you could fly across the atlantic in that time! I hate long train journeys, even after reading Harry Potter
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    (Original post by Pegasus)
    I thought about going to Durham, before realising how far it was. I'm guessing you live on the south coast, as it would take me a similar amount of time to get there. I mean you could fly across the atlantic in that time! I hate long train journeys, even after reading Harry Potter
    Yep i do live on the south coast Plus i have very little experience of trains . But it sounds like such a nice place and has an amazing geog dept apparently
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    (Original post by SiAnY)
    Yep i do live on the south coast Plus i have very little experience of trains . But it sounds like such a nice place and has an amazing geog dept apparently
    You can fly from Southampton to Teesside (with BMI baby i think) for about £50, then get the bus to Durham from Teesside airport (really close. The airport is by Darlington in Co Durham). I've thought about going home from Oxford this way. Costs £50 so cheaper than the train, even with a young persons rail card. It would be worth a try if you love Durham.
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    The flight from Liverpool to Edinburgh only cost me £40 last month!!! Not much relevence to the topic but I like to advertise the bargain hunter in me!!!
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    For me it has to be far away enough from my parents but not so far away that I can't come home on the occasional weekend with my laundry
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    (Original post by babyballerina)
    You can fly from Southampton to Teesside (with BMI baby i think) for about £50, then get the bus to Durham from Teesside airport (really close. The airport is by Darlington in Co Durham). I've thought about going home from Oxford this way. Costs £50 so cheaper than the train, even with a young persons rail card. It would be worth a try if you love Durham.
    Wow thanks, i never knew that!
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    Drive a car instead of taking a flight to the destination cuz it's free!
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    hey! most of the uni's i've chosen are 5 or 6 hours away.. except for royal holloway which is about 2.5 hours away. it really does depend on what u want, that was a great tip about taking the plane when u wanna come home.
    what course are u doing just out of interest?
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    how is driving a car free???

    although if you've found a way please please tell me
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    Bradford - the Bull in this place goes on for ever!
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    I chose to go reasonably far away at 5 hours to my uni (if I belt it up the M6!). Depends on whether you really do want to get away from home and see a different end of the country.
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    Depends on the train
    IC125/225 yes, first class on GNER certainly, a nasty 142/411 no thank you (not that you'd get the latter 2 for 5 hrs)
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    I live quite near bradford and wouldnt go
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    Well being as I started this thread, ive come to the conclusion from all your opinions that I should make the effort to go and see it otherwise i'll always wonder if I made the right choice of uni if I didnt do the trip!
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    I'm gonna go to bradford's open day on october 2. Hope to see you there.

    University of Bradford has a good reputation anyway.
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    Yeah im going on the 2nd too! Its a saturday so im dreading the busy train ride! but im hoping when I get there that the uni is so good that the train trip will just be forgotten!!
 
 
 
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