Worried about commuting to university? Scared that you won’t make any friends? Worried that you may miss out on student life not living in halls?…Then this is the blog for you!
Being a fresher and commuting to university may seem like a very scary thought at first, however it’s really not as bad as it sounds! Here are just some quick tips and advice on commuting to university.
- At first it may feel like you are the only commuter to university, however once you meet others whether that’s people from your own course or other students you’ve met through social events/fresher’s fair – you’ll realise you aren’t the only one! And before you even know it, you’ll have a travel buddy to commute with every day.
Top tip : Don’t be afraid to ask someone whether they are commuting to university or living in halls!
- Most people tend to think commuting to university will mean you are missing out on student life- however that’s not true at all! The only big difference is that you won’t have the experience of living in halls. It doesn’t mean you can’t participate in any social events in halls and nights out just like everyone else! Whether you’re living in halls or commuting either way you’ll make great friends and good memories! 🙂
Top tip: Don’t be afraid to attend social events/parties/night outs with people living in halls!
- Being a commuter may seem like such a hassle since you may be catching the train, tube or walking to university every day (whilst others you know live on campus)- but remember you’re saving yourself plenty of money by not paying for the accommodation on campus! Yes, you do have to pay for commuting but it’s not as expensive as living in halls!
Top tip: buy a monthly oyster card, rather than weekly/daily- that way you save yourself even more money!
- Another top tip for commuting to university is to always leave your house a little early and check the bus/tube/train times if you’re using public transport! Sometimes you may encounter delays due to busy periods or unforeseen circumstances and the last thing you want is to miss half of your lecture because of transport issues! So don’t forget to download all the travel apps (TFL, National Rail) for all the latest travel times/news.
- Lastly, don’t forget to join the Commuters’ Society during fresher’s week! That way you’ll definitely make travel buddies as well get to attend social events and travel to exciting places with others who commute just like yourself!