Is anyone else doing this whilst at University. I don't live in my University city, but I'm not too far away, so will be travelling from home and back each day
Anyone else doing this? If anyone has done this, I would be pleased to hear of your experiences and the relative advantages and disadvantages.
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- 01-09-2007 13:10
- 01-09-2007 20:11
A few people on my course enjoy doing this. Some feel that they do not socialise as much with uni mates but socialise a lot with mates from home.
- 01-09-2007 21:36
Haven't found it to be a problem at all
- 01-09-2007 21:56
I'm living at home for uni (Sheffield Hallam), since i couldn't afford not to (despite having 380 UCAS points which could have got me into a more prestigious uni). I'm about 40 minutes by bus away. I plan to join societies and make the extra effort to make friends, shouldn't have any issues hopefully.
- 01-09-2007 23:15
I do and so do many people on my course. Our trips in are about one hour door-to-door which is a disadvantage in terms of wasting time. However, there are many advantages to living at home during uni. The most obvious one is that you're not surrounded by other students who can often prove to be bad influences. At home you will have more support from your parents and can probably work better than in halls of residence.
Making friends won't be such a major issue but you may well lack the closeness that can come with living in the same building. Having said that sometimes it's easier to be friends if you don't spend all your time under each others' feet.
Another potential advantage of being at home is that since you cannot nip back to your room between lectures you may find yourself in the library more studying to fill the gaps in your timetable. Although boredom could become a problem if you have large gaps.
Overall I'd say that being at home is likely improve your studying while not having a major impact on your ability to make friends. I assume your parents would let you stay out so there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to go out with uni friends. And being at home will also help you stay in touch with your school friends. And don't forget that it is much cheaper to be at home.
- 02-09-2007 11:44
University is about living on the campus to be honest, if your outgoing you'll survive, but i think you will miss on a lot of what happens.