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Four out of five students live away from their university campus

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Four out of five students live away from their university campus and spend around 60 euros a month travelling to their studies, new research shows.

Students living off-campus travel an average of 20 km each way – to attend lectures or tutorials, with one in eight (13 per cent) of students facing a daily round-trip of 40 km or more, according to a report by the banking group Santander.

Hetal Parmar, head of banking at Santander, which has branches at many UK universities, said: “Not all students can afford to live near their university and many face a time-consuming and costly commute.

Those students who travel 40 km or more spend an average of 120 euros a month on their daily commute, the study says.

The average cost of student travel to and from university is now about 700 euros a year, the report says.

Twenty per cent of students who live away from home also say they are considering accommodation that is further away from their university campus for next year to save money.

Students are spending a collective 800 million euros per year commuting to and from university, the research concludes.

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