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I drive, and have received an unconditional offer for Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge which is an hour/and a half away from me - would I miss out if I stayed at home? how would it affect my degree? help 🤷🏽*♀️
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definitely live at university, you don't want to travel for three hours a day you could spend this time studying, and you'll make more friends living at uni!
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Hi chloeemullenx

Great news on your offer for ARU! We have great housing options available for our students, here. Check out the info at www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation or chat with our accommodation team, via the details below.

Residential Service - Cambridge Eas 001, Eastings Building Anglia Ruskin University East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT
Tel: +44 (0)1223 698900
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours in Cambridge: Monday–Friday, 9.30am–4.30pm

Thanks, Emma
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I don't know, uni accomodations are not cheap, but if you drive from home to school every day i think that it will worth if you stay in a uni accomodation. It's a new experience you have to do it
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At my uni, halls are where I've made all of my friends, as I spend far more time with these people than those I only see for an hour a week at a class, lecture or society.

Also, living an hour and a half away would really limit your social life - you can't go out with your friends if you've got to drive all the way back afterwards.

It's also going to waste 3 hours of your day everyday.
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(Original post by chloeemullenx)
I drive, and have received an unconditional offer for Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge which is an hour/and a half away from me - would I miss out if I stayed at home? how would it affect my degree? help 🤷🏽*♀️
An hour an a half each way is a long commute- thats 3 hours of driving each day you have to be in university. The way university timetables work out especially for social science/humanities students means that you might have some days with only an hour or two of lectures/seminars scheduled so you could end up driving for longer than you are in uni. Also car parking is difficult for students at many campus to say the least and the Anglia Ruskin website says they don't offer any student parking unless you have a disability
http://web.anglia.ac.uk/estates/Car%20parking/.

In answer to your original question if you want a quiet life without making many friends at university then you wouldn't be affected in that way. However if you wanted a typical university life going out on nights out and going to society events then it would be harder living away from home.
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Live at uni if want friends live at home if wanna save many thousands of pounds
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The most immediate benefits of staying at home are the money savings you'll undoubtedly enjoy. If you already have a room at home and have a reasonable amount of freedom and privacy, you might save money by travelling to your classes instead of living on campus.
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The most immediate benefits of staying at home are the money savings you'll undoubtedly enjoy. If you already have a room at home and have a reasonable amount of independence and privacy, you might consider commuting to classes rather than living on campus to save money.
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LIVE AT UNI. Couldn't stress it enough!!
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(Original post by maisiex10x)
LIVE AT UNI. Couldn't stress it enough!!
I agree particular somewhere like Cambridge which probably gets more sow than we get here in the south.
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Making friends at university sucks. The point of living at university is you won't spend 15 hours a week commuting. Plus on weekends there may be group work projects that you would have to commute for. Definately live at university but not for the student experience because the experience sucks.
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(Original post by LeapingLucy)
At my uni, halls are where I've made all of my friends, as I spend far more time with these people than those I only see for an hour a week at a class, lecture or society.

Also, living an hour and a half away would really limit your social life - you can't go out with your friends if you've got to drive all the way back afterwards.

It's also going to waste 3 hours of your day everyday.
Who would want to make friends in university? It's all about the marks, any extracullicular you may want to join, and employment.
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Who would want to make friends in university? It's all about the marks, any extracullicular you may want to join, and employment.
Well they provide support, They can help with making professional contacts in the world of work. they may be able to set you on a new path you might not have even considered, you can study together, they can help you out if you don't understand stuff and if you end up at the same company they could provide a valuable reference based on how well you do at uni also they provide networking oppertunites and finally uni is just far more fun with friends.

So yeah that why.
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Well they provide support, They can help with making professional contacts in the world of work. they may be able to set you on a new path you might not have even considered, you can study together, they can help you out if you don't understand stuff and if you end up at the same company they could provide a valuable reference based on how well you do at uni also they provide networking oppertunites and finally uni is just far more fun with friends.

So yeah that why.
Playing the who you know game for work is useless. They will hire someone who has more work experience over someone who hasn't worked in their field but is friends with someone. Also the people in university are no fun to meet and be friends with.
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Playing the who you know game for work is useless. They will hire someone who has more work experience over someone who hasn't worked in their field but is friends with someone. Also the people in university are no fun to meet and be friends with.
I hate to break it to you mate but it's not what you know it's who you know I know that's cleashi but it's true. In my experience it's actually great to meet up with people from university. You don't want to make friends fine but you're in for quite a lonely life.
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Frequent spaces are common in student housing, where students can cook, eat, and socialise in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Living together makes group work and collaborative study simpler due to the household's strong focus on study.
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Who would want to make friends in university? It's all about the marks, any extracullicular you may want to join, and employment.
lol is this satire
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lol is this satire
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I hate to break it to you mate but it's not what you know it's who you know I know that's cleashi but it's true. In my experience it's actually great to meet up with people from university. You don't want to make friends fine but you're in for quite a lonely life.
Because living with people in a hall is the only way to have friends. Sure.
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