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caremummy Tue 05-Dec-17 06:53:16

I attend uni in edinburgh, I am from w yorks.
for six weeks after xmas i am on a reduced timetable and would only need to be up here tues-thurs.
meaning I could go home friday morning and come back up tuesday morning.
I miss my family and my hometown and could have my old job back working friday/saturday.
My family would fully support it.
However, it is still a 3 hour train twice a week for six weeks(can drive, no car though).
If booking advance (got a railcard) I can get reasonable tickets, and wouldn't have to spend £50 on a bus pass.
Is this a terrible idea? I've struggled with my health up here and think being at home would help me to do better with my uni work.
ta x

wowfudge Tue 05-Dec-17 06:55:48

Would you do better if you are working though? If you think this will help you feel better then do it.

HunterHearstHelmsley Tue 05-Dec-17 06:57:01

I'd do it. Not quite the same but I regularly work away, travel 5 hours Sunday eve and same again on Friday.

JoJoSM2 Tue 05-Dec-17 08:22:16

So 6h on the train per week? That’s very little. Most people I know (around London) spend much more time commuting. So sounds like a no brainer to me.

whiskyowl Tue 05-Dec-17 08:22:43

Do it! A 3 hour commute twice a week is nothing, and you should be able to get loads of work done on the train if you get a table seat!

SciFiFan2015 Tue 05-Dec-17 08:25:36

Would you save money on accommodation costs as well? Or are you still having to pay? The good news is you have options. 3 hr commute twice a week sounds manageable and you could work on train.
Will you miss out on Uni life though? There might be last minute changes to schedules too.
Good luck.

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