How can a student who commutes maintain a social life at university?

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Is it harder for a commuting student to have a good social life at university?

How can a commuting student be as social as an 'on-campus' student?

What if you are commuting into university by car, in a different town, and are living alone?

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Is it harder for a commuting student to have a good social life at university?

How can a commuting student be as social as an 'on-campus' student?

What if you are commuting into university by car, in a different town, and are living alone?

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Hi!
I would 100% stress the importance of groupchats and freshers week. Go to as many events as possible and join any societies and clubs that you may be interested in. You'll meet likeminded people and it's a great way to meet with friends on a regular basis.
Also, groupchats are a very helpful method of maintaining a social life. Try to join some groups for your course/uni and be active in them. Talk to people in the groupchat and make suggestions about social activities you could all do together. Other people will most likely have suggestions too and you'll make friends through the groupchats. It's likely that you'll find a group of friends and that makes it a lot easier to socialise as you can just message as and when you feel like it.
Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Zackary12345)
Is it harder for a commuting student to have a good social life at university?

How can a commuting student be as social as an 'on-campus' student?

What if you are commuting into university by car, in a different town, and are living alone?

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Hi there,

I would say it is a bit trickier, just because you're not on campus / in the city specifically to just 'pop to the student union' with your tutorial friends etc. But just because it's trickier doesn't mean that it's impossible / really really difficult! My advice to you would be to get stuck into as many activities that catch your eye, whether they be in your department or wider University participation (like University Challenges etc), and see if the people you are meeting through these schemes are also commuters. Equally, see if your University has a Commuters Society, this might be a great way to meet people like yourself, and you never know - you may find someone who lives not too far from where you do!

I hope that's helpful!

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