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    Hi,

    I am hopefully going to be studying at Leeds uni this year but am not sure whether to live in halls or not. My GF is already studying in York and we are thinking of living in student Castle (private student accommodation for students). It'd mean travelling about 40 mins each way and wouldn't work out much more expensive.

    I plan to be heavily involved with societies but can't decide whether living in halls is worth it for the first year, there's always the chance that I'll get terrible flatmates etc and I do like things to be quiet when I am studying and hate mess everywhere. I am kinda worried I'll miss out on a lot...

    Are there any people here that can share their opinions for me, especially 2nd and 3rd years?

    Thanks!
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    Live in halls.
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    -40 mins might not seem a lot now but it will when you have a three hour break and you end up having to stay in the uni all day
    -if you break up you're screwed
    -living away from uni massively cuts out on social life
    -you can't park on campus
    -nights out there's no way you'd be able to get home
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    I actually live with my boyfriend while studying at UON, however we live in Nottingham city centre so it's much easier to both get to uni and socialise. From personal experience I had to work super hard to make friends at uni even only living round the corner from their halls and I really think 40 minutes is far too long of a journey. If you were at the same uni id say go for it but don't think it's the right decision
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    Personally, I would say stay local to university. You can each alternate coming to the others at weekend and you will enjoy the time together more than you will after a long day of uni and commuting all day through the week. You will be less likely to take out stress on one another and appreciate the time you get together.

    40 minutes of commuting every day is worse than it sounds. That's over 6 hours a week, that's a lot of time you will really need for your studies.

    Once a commute starts getting over 30 minutes it does begin to make you miserable.
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    Thanks guys, I've just firmed Leeds and am looking at halls! City Residence looks like it is for me
 
 
 
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