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I’m unsure if I should stay at student halls in the first year of Uni or not. I think it could be a fun experience but then again it might be horrible. I’m not really a sociable person and the uni I want to go to is 1-2 hours away from where I live. Is that far or manageable? I would just like some advice on wether or not staying at uni for the first year is worth it.
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I’m unsure if I should stay at student halls in the first year of Uni or not. I think it could be a fun experience but then again it might be horrible. I’m not really a sociable person and the uni I want to go to is 1-2 hours away from where I live. Is that far or manageable? I would just like some advice on wether or not staying at uni for the first year is worth it.
Which Uni are you hoping to go to?

I would suggest that a place in Halls would be the best option.
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Stay in uni Halls - you will miss out on so much social stuff. A daily 4-hour commute is just not realistic. I know trains have wifi now so you can sit and study but it will not be fun to do that every day. To attend a 9am lecture you would have to set off at 7am from your home and hope the train is not delayed. Worse still if you think you can drive that distance every day - come winter time the roads are murder.
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I’m unsure if I should stay at student halls in the first year of Uni or not. I think it could be a fun experience but then again it might be horrible. I’m not really a sociable person and the uni I want to go to is 1-2 hours away from where I live. Is that far or manageable? I would just like some advice on wether or not staying at uni for the first year is worth it.
I know people who commuted about an hour from uni. Personally, 1-2 hours is a big difference, 1 hour is ok, but 2 hours is a far far stretch! I think, with COVID, idk how much fun your gonna have in the first year, but definitely consider your options xx
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Stay in uni Halls - you will miss out on so much social stuff. A daily 4-hour commute is just not realistic. I know trains have wifi now so you can sit and study but it will not be fun to do that every day. To attend a 9am lecture you would have to set off at 7am from your home and hope the train is not delayed. Worse still if you think you can drive that distance every day - come winter time the roads are murder.
Very valid point about driving But, guess its weighing up costs and what's best for your learning and environment. Uni is the place where people grow - I definitely did.
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Which Uni are you hoping to go to?

I would suggest that a place in Halls would be the best option.
Kings college london
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I know people who commuted about an hour from uni. Personally, 1-2 hours is a big difference, 1 hour is ok, but 2 hours is a far far stretch! I think, with COVID, idk how much fun your gonna have in the first year, but definitely consider your options xx
Thanks for the advice xx
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Kings college london
There is a nice selection, one of these will be perfect for you.

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/accommodation/residences
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There is a nice selection, one of these will be perfect for you.

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/accommodation/residences
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