Did you make friends at uni when commuting?

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Panickingdiscos
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Honestly?
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Yes.
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personally for me yes, but I think that was due to the fact that there were more people commuting than staying on campus
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Yes.
My first undergrad degree in German & History: those few languages students who commuted made the effort to integrate made the effort to; in the history group pretty much all of the commuting students were mature students (and all over 30 at that).
My 2nd undergrad degree in Nursing, at least 1/3 of us "commuted" (some of us who commuted lived closer than those in uni accommodation, others had a 160mile round trip). We all made friends.
You just have to make an effort in a different way if you're commuting - unlike a proportion of the group, you're not moving out and into uni accommodation, but that doesn't stop you from talking to people. Those who you make friends with in the first week may not be your best friends by graduation...
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Yeah you can, I commuted for my postgraduate and defo made friends moreso than when I lived in the city for my undergraduate, but that is because I was less confident when 18 y.o. i speak to noone from undegrdaute now but a few from MSc. It's more to do with you than the distance. But if you are younger and an undergraduate I can 100% see that not commuting would be better as you can mix more with your hall
mates, drink together, and just be with each other every day without having to travel. You can just get up out of your bed and walk down the hall and talk to someone else. Proximity (i.e. geographical closeness) is the biggest factor in friendships psychologists say.
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