Well, I have been back at Uni for nearly 4 weeks now and I am seriously wondering where on earth the time is going! Though I realise that the past 4 weeks have been incredibly busy – it still doesn’t make sense how next week marks the fifth week into Semester 2.
Unfortunately, something that is becoming increasingly apparent is that time at University appears to literally fly by – even when you are spending the majority of the week with your head in a textbook! Nonetheless, I guess it means that you have to enjoy and make the most out of every day – especially those days that are dedicated to learning about the intricacies of mortgages and proprietary estoppel.
However, on to something that takes my mind of the perils of the free movement of goods within the EU, I thought I would carry on from my previous post about commuting. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I would share with you all my new experience of commuting by car … so here it goes:
Top Tips when Commuting by Car
1. KNOW AND KEEP UPDATED ABOUT YOUR ROUTE
- When travelling by car, it is essential that you know your route from home to University.
- Make sure that you allot some time to actually go over the route
- I would also suggest that you try and work out some alternate routes as a back-up.
- Also, it is imperative that you keep up to date on the roads that you travel.
From personal experience, road works and diversions are not a rarity so being one step ahead is once again the best approach for any commuter.
2. LEAVE IN GOOD TIME; NOT LAST MINUTE
My journey into Uni takes about 35 minutes to 45 minutes depending on traffic. However, as a rule of thumb I always leave an extra 15-20 minutes earlier.
For example: When I have an 11am lecture, I leave home at 9.45am so that I arrive at University at approximately 10.30-40, meaning that I have at least 20-30 minutes spare before the lecture.
For me, its always better to be early than late – as arriving early means that I have time to grab a coffee from Starbucks in the SU! #winning
3. BE PREPARED
It may seem like a no-brainer, but making sure you are prepared before you travel is very important. First of all – petrol! Make sure that you have enough fuel in your car the night before. Leaving it till the morning is just an extra hassle and if you forget, you may be forced to pay those shockingly high rates on dual-carriageways/motorways!
I hope my top tips for commuting by car were helpful. If there are any wise words of wisdom that you have and think would be useful, please comment in the box below – I would love to hear your thoughts on the joys of commuting!
Until next time…
P.S: I would like to wish two of my friends, Holly and Rachel, a brilliant 21st birthday – I hope you had a wonderful day!