An 18-year-old girl who was due to start at Nottingham Trent University this month has withdrawn from her course after she was told the only available accommodation for her was in Derby.
Charlotte Rowley, from Carlton, Nottinghamshire, said she is "absolutely devastated" after finding out she would need to travel on the bus for around an hour to get to Nottingham Trent University's (NTU) city campus, where she planned to study for a law degree.
She was preparing to start university in the next few weeks but was told on Monday (September 9) that she would have to live in Derby.
She has now decided to take a gap year.
Charlotte was offered accommodation at Abbey Lodge Student Village in Lonsdale Place, Derby, which is a former University of Derby halls of residence that is now private student accommodation.
Charlotte added: “I have decided to take a gap year and take some time to away from the stress and look again at my choices. I want to be confident when I start university and move out.
“This is my career but it does not feel like NTU care.”
A bus pass was offered to Charlotte by NTU to subsidise her travel to university, but Charlotte's mum, Sally Rowley, said she worried about her having the travel the long commute twice a day.