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Yeah what the topic is above. What is the maximum time you would spend commuting to university. I have started looking at universities for the course I would like to study (Medicine, like 10000 other people here are as well lol). I've been looking at St Georges in SE London however it's a 1.5 hour journey on the Underground which will see me go into Central London and come out of again.

Do you think that is possible for a 5 year degree?

I'm applying for entry in 2023, so I do have some time to think about it btw
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I think it just depends on what you would be comfortable with doing, cause it would mean getting up a lot earlier etc. If you think the university and the course are worth it, as well as actually being able to finance the travel and living costs cause London is really expensive, then it might be ok?
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It is possible, but I would only commute that far for that long amount of period if it is absolutely necessary.
It can take a toll on you, and would not be the best option. But of course, it depends on what you are regularly used to, in regards to commuting, and what you intend to get out from your course and University.
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I did an hour ish commute and it was OK.
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(Original post by kk15405)
Yeah what the topic is above. What is the maximum time you would spend commuting to university. I have started looking at universities for the course I would like to study (Medicine, like 10000 other people here are as well lol). I've been looking at St Georges in SE London however it's a 1.5 hour journey on the Underground which will see me go into Central London and come out of again.

Do you think that is possible for a 5 year degree?

I'm applying for entry in 2023, so I do have some time to think about it btw
It's too long - what if there are delays.

Medicine is a full-on course - you can't waste the time travelling. Why can't you live in halls?
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that's 3 hours of the day gone just by traveling, i dont think its worth it
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I did a two hour commute to university (there and back) for about a year (this was five years ago) and it was ****ing awful.
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My regular commute is 1 hour but can be 1.5 hours once a fortnight. In the past, it has been 2 hours once a week.
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
My regular commute is 1 hour but can be 1.5 hours once a fortnight. In the past, it has been 2 hours once a week.
how did you find it
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how did you find it
Commuting 1 hour is fine, but the maximum I’d regularly do is 1.5 hours. 2 hours each way leaves you with very little time and energy to be productive once you get home.
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The longest commutes I know in HK are more than 1.5 hours long. We often use public transport so it is typically longer.
Case 1: Minibus to Fanling station, then Fanling>Tai Wai>Diamond Hill on the MTR, then bus 91/91M/91P to HKUST.
Case 2: Bus 261 from Siu Hong to Sheung Shui, MTR from Sheung Shui to Tai Po Market, Bus 74K from Tai Po Market station to EduHK.
Case 3: Bus 259D from Tuen Mun to Choi Hung, then bus 91/91M/91P to HKUST. (May reach 2 hours, if the highway traffic is bad)
These are quite long compared to mine from Diamond Hill, which is just a 30-minute bus ride on route 91/91M/91P. I commuted home last night with around 15 CCC members. The first got off the bus at Choi Wan, with a bunch getting off at Choi Hung Station. Four other guys got off at the next stop (a key interchange stop to longer buses), and I was the only one of the batch still on the bus.
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Personally an hour would be pushing it.
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I did 6.

This is partly why I'm so mean to the anons to this day.
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I did 6.

This is partly why I'm so mean to the anons to this day.
sorry what? a 6 hour commute per day??
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The maximum for me at uni was a 50 minute walk. I regularly commute 1.5-2 hours for work and it's exhausting, I can't imagine doing that on top of a really intense degree.
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sorry what? a 6 hour commute per day??
Yeah pretty much, 5.5 some days and I wasn't in every day tbf

Glasgow >> Edinburgh and back, 2 trains and a bus each way. Was only Uni in Scotland that offered what I wanted and I didn't want to move.
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Yeah pretty much, 5.5 some days and I wasn't in every day tbf

Glasgow >> Edinburgh and back, 2 trains and a bus each way. Was only Uni in Scotland that offered what I wanted and I didn't want to move.
i- jesus christ man what degree you doing bro
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i- jesus christ man what degree you doing bro
Horticulture

I was actually just finishing my HND at the time, I decided not to stay for the last year of the BSc for now... partly that commute, partly the mess of Covid etc. (I don't really need it tbh, I'm self employed)
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Yeah what the topic is above. What is the maximum time you would spend commuting to university. I have started looking at universities for the course I would like to study (Medicine, like 10000 other people here are as well lol). I've been looking at St Georges in SE London however it's a 1.5 hour journey on the Underground which will see me go into Central London and come out of again.

Do you think that is possible for a 5 year degree?

I'm applying for entry in 2023, so I do have some time to think about it btw
Don’t do it I needed to commute for an hour a day each way (while I looked for a place final year) and it was awful I felt out of it and a big part of university is you are immersed in it living in halls or later a shared student house. You’ll be knackered and with a course like medicine it’s not even worth considering I’d even say an hour is a bit too long. I usually say anymore than half an hour don’t commute really you’ll have a lot more fun and a more comfortable time if you have a place nearby you can retreat to if you need or want to
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I did an hour ish commute and it was OK.
Why? Why was it ok just saying it was ok really doesn’t help pros cons something like that what was good what sucked and didn’t you feel a bit left out?
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