Commuting to uni can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you live a bit of a distance away, and have a 9am lecture. It’s not rocket science – you have to get up early. However, you really need to make sure you give yourself enough time to eat and drink first. There is nothing worse than sitting in a lecture and your stomach rumbling! Thankfully if you are in a rush there is The Amazing Georgina – the toast lady in the student zone, who makes the best tea and toast ever . You will also need to get yourself sorted out with a train or bus pass.
On a more personal note: It can be a worry that because you’re not living in halls you won’t meet people. This is not the case, there are ways you can get involved through the LSU, different societies you may be interested in and so on. The LSU have a lot of social events taking place which you can find details of on their website. I found the easiest way to get to know people was just by staying behind occasionally with people from my seminar group for a coffee. Although people in halls do seem to have a great social life, the people that they share their flat with aren’t necessarily even studying in the same campus, nevermind on the same course. The positive side of commuting is that you aren’t kept awake until 3am by a number of imbeciles, who think it’s a good idea to have a party outside your bedroom window, and play crap music for all to hear. Be thankful for this deprivation.
Lynne & T.E.A