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im gonna commute from coventry to leicester and i was just wondering if thats hard for uni

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Original post by choutr
im gonna commute from coventry to leicester and i was just wondering if thats hard for uni
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Hello👋🏻

A commute is personal preference. Some people wouldn’t like to do over an hour commute a day and some would! It’s completely preference! Coventry to Leicester isn’t too far and if you’re commuting by train you could study on there whilst commuting to and from uni/placement. 📖

It is completely down to the individual if they kind the commute or not but a lot of students do commute from Coventry to DMU or further!🚝

I hope this helps😊

Hannah🐄
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I used to make this trip a few years ago. It’s a bit of a pain as although it is not far in distance, there was a change in the middle, (Nuneaton I think). It usually took about an hour but could be nearer 45 mins depending on timing.

Leicester station is about a 20 min walk from the majority of the uni buildings.

It’s doable for commuting a few times a week.
Hi there,

So Google maps says it takes around 1hr and 30 mins to commute from Coventry Train Station to De Monfort University. Now if you live around 10 minutes away from Coventry Station on foot then the journey shouldn't be too much of a problem and in fact you will save money by commuting. However if you live around 10 minutes away by car from the station then, in my opinion, the journey can be quite exhausting since you'll have to take the bus or drive to the station. It's especially exhausting when you have to wake up early to get public transport in order to be on time for a 9am lecture, speaking from experience.

I have been commuting to university for the last three years. Although I like travelling, a few things I found irritating about my commute was waking up very early to attend the 9am lecture, the rail strikes, and the train delays and cancellations. Now I have decided unless I have a car or my commute using public transport is under an hour, I will rent or buy an accommodation near my workplace or university if I decide to pursue a masters.

On the other hand, it takes around 40 minutes to travel by car. If you do drive then it seems like a fairly reasonable journey to make. However, a few things to consider are fuel costs and maintenance costs of the car too.

Overall, it's really up to you at the end of the day. I know accommodation can be expensive but if you dislike waking up at 6am to attend a 9am lecture and wish to be very close to various buildings such as the library, then accommodation is the one for you. If not, commuting is the one for you.

Anyhow what I have discussed above are based of my opinions.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Narusha
Coventry University Student Ambassador

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