Commuting Students Network

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The Commuting Students Network is a way to link commuters with other students who may share similar circumstances, and who don't always find it easy to immerse themselves in university life because of their outside commitments. 

We aim to host Commuter Network get-together events monthly, holding them on different days and at different times to try and make them accessible to as many people as possible. The idea of these events is to give commuters a chance to meet face to face and build up friendships all across the university. We have a strong and growing membership who support each other in person and through our members-only Facebook page.

We also have our very own Commuter Network Lounge, with homely facilities designed to give commuting students a 'home from home'. The Lounge is situated near next to Alwyn Car Park, about two minutes from the Kenneth Kettle Building. We have comfy sofas, dining table, microwave and fridge, shower, lockers, network PCs and printer.
The Lounge is also open to students who are both mature and part time, even if they live less than 5 miles away (please note you must be both mature and part time to be eligible).


Please do get in touch with our chair - Megan Hodgson: 

We look forward to meeting you very soon!


At this current time, the lounge is currently not open due to COVID-19 but we are working closely with the University to make this space available soon whilst being as safe as possible.



We are offering the membership for free at the moment allowing all commuters to join the community no matter how far they live from University, however when the lounge is open, there will be a small fee to gain access which will be available as an addition.


Once you have purchased your membership online, we will need to verify your membership and email you when you are able to get swipe card access to the Lounge. Please note this process may take up to a week, we appreciate your patience.

Once you recieve this email, you will be able to take your student card to The Cottage or St. Swithun's Lodge reception (both buildings are opposite Burma Road halls and the gym) to activate your student card for access to the Lounge.


If you have any questions about the Commuter Network Lounge please email


Terms and conditions

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Where a sport or society has a competitive element or other external factors that affect the number of participants, your membership may be subject to criteria other than joining the group via this website. If this results in your membership not being able to accepted, you will be informed (with any relevant details) and your membership will be refunded.


Membership will not normally be refunded if you cease being a student, voluntarily end your membership or you are subject to disciplinary action that removes your membership status.


For any and all queries about membership please contact your chair/captain or email