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Each year a significant proportion of the University’s first year students choose to live off-campus with their family, partner, friends or by themselves. Staying local or commuting to university may not be the typical situation for most students, but many students find it to be a better option for them for a variety of reasons. Outlined below are a few of the benefits, challenges and some tips from students who have been there and done it.
There are lots of reasons that students decide to travel to university from their family home or not to move into university accommodation: finance, convenience, family commitments, to name a few, and there are lots of benefits too.
Your College or school events for students who are not living in University accommodation, so look out for these on the Welcome events timetable.
Find out what it's actually like being a local student at the University. Some local students tell us how it's been for them.
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"Many other people are choosing to commute from home and some even share my course, my train, and, more importantly, my interests."
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