Dating dilemma breaking up
You're entering the next chapter of your life, and you've got an awful lot to look forward to: new friends, fresh experiences and intoxicating amounts of sudden freedom.
"It's challenging, and it depends on how good the relationship was before you went away.
University is a time of significant personal growth, and some couples grow apart.""It's easier than it was – technology such as Facebook, Face Time and Skype makes it much easier to keep in touch with each other's everyday movements and to be involved with your lives, regardless of how far apart you are physically."Ollie, 27, is living proof that pre- university relationships can work.
Distance wasn't the problem it tends to be for some: "London and Liverpool are only two-and-a-half hours apart on the train. And with student railcards and careful planning, we could see each other for a tenner."Ollie enjoyed the chance to spend time in two different cities with two different groups of friends, but there were difficulties.
"Speaking on the phone is a huge problem," he says.
It's one of the age-old questions for new students: can a relationship survive university?
Going to uni for the first time can be hugely exciting.