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Why should you commute?

Commuting to university is becoming an increasingly popular option. Students are more likely to study closer to home to help with bills, or a mature student may already live in the area.

  1. If you already call Coventry home, why move?
    Living at home is a safe and comfortable space for many. This stable environment is the ideal scenario to focus and maximise your studies.
  2. Save money.
    Paying your rent and utility bills can be one of the biggest downsides of living away from home. Save your money and use it on the fun stuff instead. We also have a great section of hints and tips on how to save money while studying with our Cost of Living Hub.
  3. Home is where the heart is.
    Living at home means your familiar network of family and friends stays close. This could do wonders for your confidence and sense of belonging, as you study.
  4. Living the local life.
    If you’re already familiar with all the great leisure, entertainment, shopping and cultural opportunities Coventry boasts, then you’ve got a head start on all the newbies.
  5. Caring and commuting.
    Living at home means you have the space and time to care for others. That might mean a pet, or it could be a friend or family member who needs some extra support. If you are a young adult carer, check out our page on how we can help you with your studies.
  6. Ditch the drama.
    Living with strangers isn’t for everyone. Studying the course you want, in a place you know well, can help reduce the anxiety of forging a new life for yourself until you’re ready.
  7. Burst the university bubble.
    Commuting into the city means you’re more likely to explore city life beyond the university bubble. Chances are you’ll hear about Coventry’s best kept secrets before everyone else.
  8. The work-life balance.
    Having a bit more time as you travel between home and university can help you to prepare for your day and also wind down. Time spent commuting could encourage a healthy balance as you move between differing commitments, helping you feel content in all aspects of your life.
  9. Time on your hands.
    Commuting can be a time for podcasts, extra reading or some ‘life admin’, sharpening the focus on your studies and freeing up your down time.
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