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So Im super confused and would love some advice! I have a few options:

1) stay at home and go to a better London uni but have to commute in on trains in rush hour
2)move out and go to a less well-known uni out of London
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Living at uni gives you the full experience, and it'll be easier to access the lecturers and library etc, but it will get lonely.
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B, I was considering staying in London but I’ve decided I’m definitely moving out of this crap whole
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B, I was considering staying in London but I’ve decided I’m definitely moving out of this crap whole
A whole mood, I don’t know if I’ll be able to last another 4 years here :/
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honestly get out of London as soon as you can, or else you'll just never leave or go anywhere else
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So Im super confused and would love some advice! I have a few options:

1) stay at home and go to a better London uni but have to commute in on trains in rush hour
2)move out and go to a less well-known uni out of London
Is there not a third option where you go to a London uni but still move out? I would imagine to some extent, London uni accommodation is close-ish to the uni itself. And even then, you won't necessarily be commuting in rush hour. You may find you only have classes in the middle of the day.

Also worth mentioning, unis can't simply be divided into "good London unis" and "less well known unis outside London". The vast majority of top universities are not in London and you have plenty of strong options outside London.
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A whole mood, I don’t know if I’ll be able to last another 4 years here :/
Don’t know what some people like about this place, it’s honestly a **** hole unless ur filthy rich
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Move out
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Depends how important saving money is for you.
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Is there not a third option where you go to a London uni but still move out? I would imagine to some extent, London uni accommodation is close-ish to the uni itself. And even then, you won't necessarily be commuting in rush hour. You may find you only have classes in the middle of the day.

Also worth mentioning, unis can't simply be divided into "good London unis" and "less well known unis outside London". The vast majority of top universities are not in London and you have plenty of strong options outside London.
That isn’t really an option for me just because of the expense of it, it seems such a waste if I have a room in London free of rent anyway. And also for a Fine Art degree, London would have the best universities available. But thank you anyway!
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Have you submitted your UCAS application? What are the specific universities and courses being considered?
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Living at uni gives you the full experience, and it'll be easier to access the lecturers and library etc, but it will get lonely.
what "full" experience? the only difference between studying away from home and at home is going to uni in your pj's, and sometimes that's not even a difference. You still get societies, clubs, events, discounts, education, sex, debt, connections. Well the main difference is more independence/self sufficiency staying home because your parents will make you pay your own way. You know nothing.
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That isn’t really an option for me just because of the expense of it, it seems such a waste if I have a room in London free of rent anyway. And also for a Fine Art degree, London would have the best universities available. But thank you anyway!
Have you looked into expenses? I'm aware that London rates are more expensive and that you get more loan to cover it, but also that you get less loan if you live at home. And of course the cost of commuting factors in. But possibly more importantly, many people recommend living away from home so that you don't miss out. IDK what it looks like for you in terms of expenses, but living away from home in London may be justified if it means you get the full uni experience.

It seems you have your heart set on staying in London though, which means you've made up your mind already. But for the record, there are plenty of strong art courses in unis outside London.
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Depends how important saving money is for you.
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Have you looked into expenses? I'm aware that London rates are more expensive and that you get more loan to cover it, but also that you get less loan if you live at home. And of course the cost of commuting factors in. But possibly more importantly, many people recommend living away from home so that you don't miss out. IDK what it looks like for you in terms of expenses, but living away from home in London may be justified if it means you get the full uni experience.

It seems you have your heart set on staying in London though, which means you've made up your mind already. But for the record, there are plenty of strong art courses in unis outside London.
Ahh thank you so much! I’ll definitely consider it!
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So Im super confused and would love some advice! I have a few options:

1) stay at home and go to a better London uni but have to commute in on trains in rush hour
2)move out and go to a less well-known uni out of London
I would go to the better uni in London and live in halls. I go to uni in London and know loads of people who are from London and still live in halls/private accommodation.
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So much misinformation above...

If you enjoy clubbing/drinking then move out for Uni. When people talk about the "Uni experience" of living in halls, they're referring to the sweaty moshpits of drunk students in cramped bars/clubs. If that appeals to you, then move out.

If you don't enjoy clubbing/drinking then stay at home. People will say "you won't make friends" or "you will miss out on the experience"; both of which are untrue. You can still join socieities and make friends through your courses.
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So Im super confused and would love some advice! I have a few options:

1) stay at home and go to a better London uni but have to commute in on trains in rush hour
2)move out and go to a less well-known uni out of London
The easy answer is 2. But The bigger question is which university and location do you prefer? Do you like where you live will your parents charge you rent do you ant an active social life will your parents restrict you if you keep coming home at 4am can you get home ant a reasonable time and how long is the commute more than 0.5 of an hour I say for sure live out you need ton sider all these things.
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I haven’t submitted it yet but my top choices are:
Fine art at either Chelsea College of Arts or Central st Martins in London- Im currently on the foundation there so I’ll get a guaranteed place on a UAL course
Or Painting at Brighton
UAL CSM is highly competitive to get into if I had a place there I would take it. I think networking/connections is very important for the creative arts industry;the best location for obtaining this is London. I would highly consider University of Edinburgh School of Art as it does have the highest overall international international ranking/reputation out of all UK institutions for Art/Design.
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UAL CSM is highly competitive to get into if I had a place there I would take it. I think networking/connections is very important for the creative arts industry;the best location for obtaining this is London. I would highly consider University of Edinburgh School of Art as it does have the highest overall international international ranking/reputation out of all UK institutions for Art/Design.
Thank you sm I’ll check it out!
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