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all the unis im applying to are like 5-7 hours travelling time just because those are the unis that do the course I like
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140 miles ish
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all the unis im applying to are like 5-7 hours travelling time just because those are the unis that do the course I like
Hi wevegota2319,

When I moved for university, it was about 90 miles away from my family home. Our of my friend group, a few stayed local to our home city, some went further afield (between 50-150 miles away) and one friend went to university in Scotland (a 7 hour drive away). As long as you think you'd be comfortable with the distance then don't let that put you off!

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Hi wevegota2319,

When I moved for university, it was about 90 miles away from my family home. Our of my friend group, a few stayed local to our home city, some went further afield (between 50-150 miles away) and one friend went to university in Scotland (a 7 hour drive away). As long as you think you'd be comfortable with the distance then don't let that put you off!

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Thankyou! Im just a bit nervous because none of my friends are moving that far away!!
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all the unis im applying to are like 5-7 hours travelling time just because those are the unis that do the course I like
All the uni’s my dd looking at are 4-7 hours drive away too. Think you have to forget the distance and go with the uni and course you like the best
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2 train journeys - around 4.5 hours in total
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my main uni is about 3 1/2 hrs away. while my back up, Edinburgh, is nearly an 8hr drive from where I live ( South Wales )
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All the uni’s my dd looking at are 4-7 hours drive away too. Think you have to forget the distance and go with the uni and course you like the best
I'd agree I'm really happy with my options and I didn't want to live closer and be in a worse course/one that wouldn't suit me! How often do you think you will go and see your dd?
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my main uni is about 3 1/2 hrs away. while my back up, Edinburgh, is nearly an 8hr drive from where I live ( South Wales )
Edinburgh is so beautiful!
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2 train journeys - around 4.5 hours in total
Are you happy that you moved a bit further away? I think it will be good for me to become a bit more independent!
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About 11 miles away, which was pretty convenient in the end
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3 of them are 30 minutes to an hour away (i won't move out if i get offers from any of those three).
The other one I applied to is nearly 2 hours away, so i'll have to move out then (i can't commute twice a day for 6 years if i get into it lol).
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Are you happy that you moved a bit further away? I think it will be good for me to become a bit more independent!
yes, very happy
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I'd agree I'm really happy with my options and I didn't want to live closer and be in a worse course/one that wouldn't suit me! How often do you think you will go and see your dd?
Really not sure! She probably won’t want me to visit too often 😂
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all the unis im applying to are like 5-7 hours travelling time just because those are the unis that do the course I like
Hi wevegota2319,

I moved about 150miles away which is about 3 1/2 - 4 hours travelling. As long as you like your course and the city you're studying in it should be great! If you can, I'd see if you can visit the cities you're hoping to study in (covid permitting of course)! For me it didn't matter how far away it was, if I liked the city then I was set on it! If you can't visit them, definitely research some of the travel options- in some cases a UK flight can be cheaper and quicker than getting the train!

During second year I managed to visit home at least once a month so distance can be doable! If you're worried about leaving friends at home then just make sure to keep up regular messaging and Facetimes and arrange to see them when you come home if you can. Remember that you'll meet new people when you go to university as well, so you won't be on your own

What sort of courses are you looking at studying?

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If I get into the university that I want to go to in the UK, it'll be around 11,231km ;p
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If I get into the university that I want to go to in the UK, it'll be around 11,231km ;p
wow that's cool! where are you coming from?
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Hi wevegota2319,

I moved about 150miles away which is about 3 1/2 - 4 hours travelling. As long as you like your course and the city you're studying in it should be great! If you can, I'd see if you can visit the cities you're hoping to study in (covid permitting of course)! For me it didn't matter how far away it was, if I liked the city then I was set on it! If you can't visit them, definitely research some of the travel options- in some cases a UK flight can be cheaper and quicker than getting the train!

During second year I managed to visit home at least once a month so distance can be doable! If you're worried about leaving friends at home then just make sure to keep up regular messaging and Facetimes and arrange to see them when you come home if you can. Remember that you'll meet new people when you go to university as well, so you won't be on your own

What sort of courses are you looking at studying?

Lucy
thanks! you are so right and I think it will be a great thing for me to completely push myself out of my comfort zone too!!
ive applied for medicine!!
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Being in London and a mature student I did not move at all.
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Undergraduate uni: 100 miles
Postgraduate uni: 275 miles
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