Travelling to uni from home or accommodation?

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Shibu the Doge
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So I’m 19 & finished my first year of uni and because everything was online I couldn’t find anyone in my course who wants to get a student house. Which is fine i guess because I was thinking of travelling from home to uni, so I can take care of my siblings and help out my mum

It takes about 1h to 1h30m to travel by train to London which is where my uni is (15m walk, 30m train, 5m tube & 5m walk) and the yearly train ticket pass is gonna cost about £5-6k :eek:

I could get a private accommodation but the rent + living costs would probably be about the same price as the ticket (if not more, cos London :rolleyes:) But I rather travel from home tbh

Is this a normal things students do? Is 1h30m travelling time too long? :confused:

Thanks in advance
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Think it's a lot of time to commit to travelling, and may well change how you interact with the rest of your course. But a lot depends on what happens with your uni in September - if it stays mostly online then you probably won't need to travel everyday - so a full season ticket would be uneconomic. But have you got the personal discipline and drive to stay focused alongside the distraction and responsibilities of family life.
Maybe avoid the choice for the moment until you have more information from your uni - there's likely to be late accommodation offers.
For myself I'm working on the basis that uni will largely return to 'normal' and there'll be a lot of campus stuff to attend as everyone tries to make up for lost time and opportunies.
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(Original post by Shibu the Doge)
So I’m 19 & finished my first year of uni and because everything was online I couldn’t find anyone in my course who wants to get a student house. Which is fine i guess because I was thinking of travelling from home to uni, so I can take care of my siblings and help out my mum

It takes about 1h to 1h30m to travel by train to London which is where my uni is (15m walk, 30m train, 5m tube & 5m walk) and the yearly train ticket pass is gonna cost about £5-6k :eek:

I could get a private accommodation but the rent + living costs would probably be about the same price as the ticket (if not more, cos London :rolleyes:) But I rather travel from home tbh

Is this a normal things students do? Is 1h30m travelling time too long? :confused:

Thanks in advance
I'd 1h30m if you were going straight from A to B is fine, but then the number of changes you need to make may wear on you after a while. Depending on how often you need to travel to uni, you may find that doing it in all weathers is a pain. Plus, you may find that you socialise less because your travel commitments.

The travel cost is definitely cheaper than actually staying in London.
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