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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    So I've finished my first year living in university accommodation. My family home is an hour away by tube from my uni and in the first year I chose to live at campus to eliminate the commute and to have a better social life mainly.
    So now I again have to choose whether to stay at home or get a flat near uni for next year. Living independently was nice and all but it was f****** expensive. It would be even more this year (I'd have to cash out 7.5k at best).
    So if I stay at home I save £7.5k but I can pretty much say goodbye to independent life and going out past 11 and say hi to travelling 2h every day.
    On the one hand I really want to live alone near uni but on the other I feel it'd be spoiled and unreasonable. I'm not rich.
    During the first year I got a lot of help from a bursary and my parents cause it was freshers and all but now I don't want them to pay again. I'd have to work during summer which is fine but even then I'm not sure I can earn enough and even if I could I'm not sure whether it's prudent to spend it all on the flat if my house is 1h away.
    Any advice on deciding is appreciated.

    Wow, this one is tough. If I were you I would think of trying to live at a family house for a year and save some money for the next one. I know living independently is awesome, but maybe one year of not that independent life won't mess everything, plus you're not 30 years old I guess haha

    Good luck
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