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I applied for a pharmacy summer school course at University of East Anglia with my friend and although I was very nervous about it I thought it would be a good opportunity. Now my friend has decided she doesn't want to go anymore, which I understand as it's about 4 hours away from us by train, but now I'm not sure if I should go either. The thought of going so far and staying for 4 days by myself is terrifying especially as I struggle to talk to new people. Any advice?
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Just go! At least if you go and don't like it, you can say you tried. I really struggle to talk to new people and this happened to me. I ended up making friends so I would say just go for it. It's a great opportunity and gives you something to talk about in interviews as well as an insight.
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Just go! At least if you go and don't like it, you can say you tried. I really struggle to talk to new people and this happened to me. I ended up making friends so I would say just go for it. It's a great opportunity and gives you something to talk about in interviews as well as an insight.
Yeah I think I’m going to consider it but I’m super nervous not only about being alone but also the journey down there. I’m not great with trains and I’m worried I get lost on the way or don’t know how to get to the university from the train station.
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Yeah I think I’m going to consider it but I’m super nervous not only about being alone but also the journey down there. I’m not great with trains and I’m worried I get lost on the way or don’t know how to get to the university from the train station.
For me as well, it was the first time getting the train alone. Maybe on the first day go with someone, so you're not alone. Just make sure you know the route and worst come to worst, you just ask the people in the stations
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Near the train station, there is a bus stop. Take 25 or 26, they both go to the uni.
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Yeah I think I’m going to consider it but I’m super nervous not only about being alone but also the journey down there. I’m not great with trains and I’m worried I get lost on the way or don’t know how to get to the university from the train station.
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Hey I'm going to the law summer school and my train journey's also something like four hours as well haha and I'm going it alone as well! I had a 3 hour train journey to Liverpool the other month which was the longest train journey I've ever done on my own and it was really helpful for me to write down times and directions for things just for peace of mind and it really stopped me getting stressed about the journey (I didn't end up using them though the most stressful thing that happened was working out where my platforms were but it wasn't even that bad). I also went to the station with my mum so if you could get someone to just drop you off it's a big comfort.
I'm planning on getting a taxi up to the uni from the station to save me getting stressed out about the busses.
Really hope you have a good time on your course; if you're worried about speaking to people I guess it's comforting that you'll all be there because you're interested in the same thing!
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Hey I'm going to the law summer school and my train journey's also something like four hours as well haha and I'm going it alone as well! I had a 3 hour train journey to Liverpool the other month which was the longest train journey I've ever done on my own and it was really helpful for me to write down times and directions for things just for peace of mind and it really stopped me getting stressed about the journey (I didn't end up using them though the most stressful thing that happened was working out where my platforms were but it wasn't even that bad). I also went to the station with my mum so if you could get someone to just drop you off it's a big comfort.
I'm planning on getting a taxi up to the uni from the station to save me getting stressed out about the busses.
Really hope you have a good time on your course; if you're worried about speaking to people I guess it's comforting that you'll all be there because you're interested in the same thing!
Thanks this is actually really helpful! It’s nice to know that there are other people travelling far and going on their own. I think that makes it a bit easier if I think that more people will be in a similar situation to me.
I was thinking of getting a taxi too as I looked into buses but I don’t think they run on Sundays, would you just get the taxi when you get to the train station or have you rang them about it in advance?
Thanks again for your help and I hope you enjoy your course too!
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Thanks this is actually really helpful! It’s nice to know that there are other people travelling far and going on their own. I think that makes it a bit easier if I think that more people will be in a similar situation to me.
I was thinking of getting a taxi too as I looked into buses but I don’t think they run on Sundays, would you just get the taxi when you get to the train station or have you rang them about it in advance?
Thanks again for your help and I hope you enjoy your course too!
I'm probably going to just ring for one when I get there; it's a train station so they'll probably have taxis outside so it shouldn't be too awkward to sort out
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I'm probably going to just ring for one when I get there; it's a train station so they'll probably have taxis outside so it shouldn't be too awkward to sort out
Okay thank you! Might see u there!
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Hi everyone,

The buses run on Sundays. When you exit the train station, the bus stop will be on your right. The 25 and 26 start at the train station and go to the UEA so you only have to hop on one bus. Takes about 25-30 minutes max from the train station to get to the university. This is the cheapest way to get to campus. Click here for bus times and costs.

If you really don't want to take the bus, then I suggest ringing ABC taxis, 01603 666333. Fares start from around £7. You can book and pay through the app or cash to the driver.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions about getting to UEA or anything else

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Omg gesseppi just don’t get on the wrong train again
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Hi there,

I thought I'd jump into this thread to calm any nerves you may have. Our Summer Schools are a great opportunity to meet other students who are in exactly the same situation as you. You will all be Year 12 students looking to get a taste of what uni life is like and you will all have the same passion for your chosen subject. Lots of the students that attend are nervous and feel worried about making new friends, but this common ground is what will bring you together! Please do not feel that you will be alone during the 4 days. We have many opportunities to socialise in a relaxed setting and you will also have the support of the UEA students and staff who will be with you throughout the four days.

If you have any other questions at all (I see the bus route question has already been answered by Mev, our University of East Anglia UG Student Rep), please do let me know

- Laura, Official UEA TSR Rep
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I applied for a pharmacy summer school course at University of East Anglia with my friend and although I was very nervous about it I thought it would be a good opportunity. Now my friend has decided she doesn't want to go anymore, which I understand as it's about 4 hours away from us by train, but now I'm not sure if I should go either. The thought of going so far and staying for 4 days by myself is terrifying especially as I struggle to talk to new people. Any advice?
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I applied for a pharmacy summer school course at University of East Anglia with my friend and although I was very nervous about it I thought it would be a good opportunity. Now my friend has decided she doesn't want to go anymore, which I understand as it's about 4 hours away from us by train, but now I'm not sure if I should go either. The thought of going so far and staying for 4 days by myself is terrifying especially as I struggle to talk to new people. Any advice?
Hi Anonymous,

I know I'm a little late to this and I imagine you've probably done your summer school now. I hope you went and had a great time if it has already passed. I just wanted to say that I also did a UEA summer school four years ago now and am about to go into my third year at UEA (that summer school was the reason I applied and chose UEA). I was in the same boat as you - I absolutely hated staying away from home before Uni and had only been away from home for more than one night maybe twice before going to that summer school. Please feel free to message if you have any questions or want to talk more about the move to uni from someone who really was very scared going (nobody at home, including me, expected me to stay at uni for more than a week!) I'm also studying Pharmacology which is in the school of Pharmacy and I do lots of Pharmacy modules so I might also be able to answer any questions about that too!
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