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    Anyone decided to commute from Bham to Nottingham or roughly the same distance( 55 miles) by car during 1st year of university. From where i live its going to take jus over an hour to travel to Nottingham and i think i might travel in own car because of already finding work with good hours etc

    The way i see it is if i am only required to go to lectures 3 times a week for instance then it won't be too bad to travel.

    Yes? No?
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    In your first year possibly not and there is a train. Depending what subject you are doing i however wouldn't recommend it. Firstly as you need an advanced library and you'll need to access that i guess quite regularly if you have few lectures for further reading. Secondarily you'll miss out on university life especially living in Bham if your going to Nottingham.

    Its upto you but i think it may be a bit difficult
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    If you can handle it i spose, why not if you save money? Maybe you could take the train insted though as i'll probs work out cheaper...
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    What course are you doing?

    If you're doing any sciences then it's worth living in student accomm as your days will be full of lab work and lectures.
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    I'm doing Economics and feel it wouldn't be so bad commuting to Notts if I only have lectures like 3 times a week. But still I don't know how many lectures(hours) there are in the 1st year...
    Any one have an idea

    Plus i don't really think i will lose out university life all together; obv there will be give and take but i am willing to accept that provided journey times and days per week of travel is 3-4 at most.

    Anymore will mean i may aswell live out.
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    Living off campus will pretty much guarantee that you completely miss out on the social side of your university.

    Live in halls - it's the best part of the whole experience.
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    (Original post by schmidtrevolution)
    I'm doing Economics and feel it wouldn't be so bad commuting to Notts if I only have lectures like 3 times a week. But still I don't know how many lectures(hours) there are in the 1st year...
    Any one have an idea

    Plus i don't really think i will lose out university life all together; obv there will be give and take but i am willing to accept that provided journey times and days per week of travel is 3-4 at most.

    Anymore will mean i may aswell live out.
    You will lectures every day. Some lasting for two hours. It really is not worth your troubles to commute so far in your first year.

    Accommodate in Birmingham for your first year until your more comfortable around Birmingham and the faculty.
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    You mean in Nottingham.
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    I live in birmingham, and I wouldn't dream of commuting each day.

    The traffic is bad up the M1 and is usually set at 50mph for most of it, so you would have to take the train, but that will be costly.

    Also, in what world do people only have 3 lectures per week? I do Management with french and I had about 2/3 per day.

    I can't understand the reasoning behind commuting, you will miss out on a lot of the nightlife and morning life and surely it'll be hard to find friends at Notts?

    If it's the cost that's worrying you, that's what students loans and grants are for - OK you pay it off until you're in your late 30s but that's what it's all about! If you work hard enough and get a good job that won't be a problem anyway. It's motivating.

    If you have a job in Brum that you don't want to leave, then go to Birmingham Uni; the thing about uni is moving on, you will find a new job that may be even better than you had before!

    I have friends that go to Birmingham who live at home and commute into Birmingham and even they admit that it's hell and they've missed out on loads - I can only imagine that this would be much, much worse.
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    Yeah, the traffic on the M42/A42 and A52 are terrible. You'd have to set off about 7am to be certain of getting in for 9am lectures.

    I'd echo everything that's been said already - commuting will be expensive and stressful, and use up a lot of your time. Plus you won't be able to make friends and socialise as much as you would be if you live in Nottingham. It won't be hard to find a part-time job in Nottingham if you want one, either.
 
 
 
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