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The real cost of being a student varies depending on where you choose to go to university. There are massive differences the cost of student accommodation throughout the UK with some students spending more than double the amount that they would have spent if they had decided to go to university in a different location. In line with this, the cost of other aspects of life from a weekly shop to the cost of a social life varies throughout the country.

We've built up profiles of TSR members who are at university in different towns and cities to give a snapshot of how much it might cost you beyond paying your tuition. Remember, these students are only a representation of those at their university - some people will spend much more than them whereas others will spend much less.

These prices relate to the 11-12 academic year and will rise slightly each year.

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University of Aberdeen

Course: Medicine, 3rd year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private flat with a landlord

How much rent do you pay each month? £350 excluding bills so about £380 including them. I have a double room which is en suite.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £50

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? £3 a week for the supermarket


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.50

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2

A non alcoholic drink? £1

Entry to a club? £4


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £500

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.

Barts and the London (QMUL)

Course: Medicine, 1st year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? university owned self catered flat.

How much rent do you pay each month? £425 including all bills.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? around £100

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? £7-10 with Oyster (per week on average)


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.80

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £3

A non alcoholic drink? £2

Entry to a club? £6-10


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £550

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? more

University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College

Course: French and Russian, 4th year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? In college owned accommodation. I have a single room with en suite and living room.

How much rent do you pay each month? £400 a month for a self-catered room, including everything.

We also have a charge on top of that called the 'Contribution to Fixed Costs', which is £155 per 8 week term.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Slightly less as rents at other colleges can be significantly more expensive and a lot of people have extra charges that we don't have.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? Maybe £40 if you include all my printing. We have really good libraries.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? N/A, I cycle everywhere.

Are there any other significant financial costs associated with being a student at your university? I bought a gown in first year, I think it was about £40. Can't think of anything else major really, it's really cheap!


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

  • The alcohol prices are all relevant to my college bar, which makes a substantial yearly loss. I never really drink outside of it so couldn't be certain of prices elsewhere*

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £1.30

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £1.20

A non alcoholic drink? 50p

Entry to a club? Free-£3.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £650 including rent (although I actually pay rent on a termly basis)

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Probably about the same. There are lots of rich people here and anyone poorer than me has a very generous bursary, but it's difficult to spend much more than I do. I live pretty comfortably and don't often feel like I have to scrimp and save - life in a college is pretty cheap!

University of Cambridge, Homerton College

Course: Engineering, 1st Year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? On college grounds - purpose built accomodation block with small study bedrooms and en-suite. Kitchen shared between about 8 people.

How much rent do you pay each month? just over £1k per term, so about £500/month. This includes £180/term of meal credits

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Perhaps a bit more, but you get ensuite rooms! In your second year you can choose a non-ensuite room, which is cheaper.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? Basically nothing. All you need for engineering is a notepad and stationery. The department will sell you all the nescassary gear for ~£20 on your first day. You rarely need books (lecture notes tend to suffice), but the college and department libraries are well-stocked if you do. Fines vary hugely between libraries. aiui, homerton can theoreticaly a £5 if someone reserves a book which you have overdue, but they rarely do and the borrowing periods are very long (weeks, while some departments will only do one-day loans)

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? Most people (including me) cycle. Otherwise, the uni4 costs 70p for a single journey and runs every 20 minutes. A lot of colleges are within walking distance of the departments so a bike/the bus may not even be nescassary.

Are there any other significant financial costs associated with being a student at your university? Not really. £80 residency deposit and i think internet is around £50/year. If you don't have a bike, that's a one-off cost you might want to consider.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) ~£3 out of college, £2.10 at the college bar (which has a worrying lack of real ales...)

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) no idea, i only drink beer. EDIT: I'm reliably informed: "some nights there are special deals, you can get single shots for £2, but with a mixer usually £3/4". I'm also told that vodka and a mixer is £2.20 at the college bar.

A non alcoholic drink? never had cause to buy a non-alcoholic drink in cambridge

Entry to a club? £3 i think if you buy in advance (each college has a rep who goes around the accomodation blocks selling tickets), £4.50 on the door


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? Difficult to say, but probably around about the £600-700 mark for regular day to day costs.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? I expect a bit more. Homerton accomodation isnt the cheapest, and i could probably cut back on my grocery spending a bit (around £22/week). Although if you choose to eat in hall more often, that could bring the costs back up. A friend also correctly points out: "I find the fact that we can't go back to our college between lectures for snacks and lunch makes it so much more expensive because it gives me no choice but to get lunch out on days when i have consecutive lectures in town with small breaks between them."

Our catering system is different from other colleges: some colleges have a Kitchen Fixed Charge, whereby you pay a (compulsory) subsidy to the kitchens each term and in return get cheaper food. We instead do away with this at the expense of higher upfront costs for food. This works out quite well if you don't want to eat in hall all the time, although you do still have to buy £180 worth of meal credits each term (which unfortunately can't be spent on booze!).

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Course: Medicine, 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? A private house with a landlord. I have a double room and we share a bathroom.

How much rent do you pay each month? £270 a month including water and internet.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? About the same, maybe slightly more as it's a double room/not a scummy house!


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? I haven't spent anything like that this term - get books from the library and bought the necessary medicine "equipment" last year. Bought some core texts last year as well. Totalled £150 for the year.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? No


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) I don't know

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) I don't know

A non alcoholic drink? £1

Entry to a club? I'm usually on a free guest list, but I'd say about £5 otherwise.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £400.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Probably less. I don't like spending money unnecessarily.

University of Edinburgh

Course: linguistics, 4th year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private flat with a landlord. I have a double room with a shared bathroom. How much rent do you pay each month? £310 a month. Its about £340 a month including bills.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? My rent is less than most people pay privately. £350-430 is probably more common, then bills on top.

Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? about £20 on printing each semester.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? No.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.50

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2.50

A non alcoholic drink? £1.50

Entry to a club? about £3 if its a student night.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £550

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? less as my rent is cheaper.

University of Exeter

Course: MMath, first year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? Self catered halls on campus

How much rent do you pay each month? I pay just under £125 a week for self catered ensuite

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? It's in the middle, there's some self catered accommodation which is nearer to the £100 mark but at the top end some students are paying £180 a week in catered accommodation

Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? Not much as most of the textbooks are in the library

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? Not for me, but if you have a course split over Streatham and St. Luke's then there'll be travelling costs.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) Unsure

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) About £2.50 ish

A non alcoholic drink? £1 - £2

Entry to a club? Not sure, about £3 - £4


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? Not including accommodation, about £150 - £200

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Definitely less, I have to budget a lot but have met a lot of students who have the luxury of not needing to.

University of Glasgow

Course: English language, 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? a private flat with a landlord.

How much rent do you pay each month? £375 per person, no bills included. I have a double bed with a shared bathroom.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? More - its normally around £1200 a month for a 4 bedroom flat, so £300 each.

Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £150 for all three subjects

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? No.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £1.50

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £1

A non alcoholic drink? £1.50

Entry to a club? Free to £3.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £575 a month.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? more.

University of Kent, Canterbury Campus

Course: Biology, 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private house with a landlord.

How much rent do you pay each month? £370pm, including all bills except TV Licence. Single room, with a shared bathroom (all rooms in house are like this and everybody pays the same (4 people in house including me)

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? About the same as others with their bills included. Where I lived in first year was much cheaper than other accomm. on campus but it wasn't great quality accomm. provided by the university.

Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? Per year £50-150 (big books are expensive :sad:)

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? No.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) A national chain pub: £2.20 ish; Other pub: £2.50 ish; Campus: £2.10

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) Club: £1.50; Campus: £2.20; Not sure about pubs

A non alcoholic drink? about £1.50 everywhere, cheaper in clubs.

Entry to a club? Typically £5


Overall Expenditure

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Probably a little less than people at my university but more than my friends at other universities


Lancaster University

Course: Physics, first year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? university owned. Its an en suite.

How much rent do you pay each month? £420 a month. All utilities are paid and the accommodation was done up in 2008.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £100

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? £5 a week

Are there any other significant financial costs associated with being a student at your university? Printing, except it's free in the physics department, but would cost me £5 per week.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.50

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2

A non alcoholic drink? £1.50

Entry to a club? £3


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £600

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? more.

University of Loughborough

Course: Economics with politics, 2nd year


Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? Unite halls, officially affiliated to university

How much rent do you pay each month? £540 a month including bills for a single en suite room. I'm self catered.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? More, but in one of the highest quality halls


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £50

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? No


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.50

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) Don't actually know, £2.50

A non alcoholic drink? About £1.50

Entry to a club? £3


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £650 with rent, ~£100 without

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? More due to rent, less overall

University of Manchester

Course: Ancient history, 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private halls owned by local landlords. Its not as expensive as Unite.

How much rent do you pay each month? £303 a month, including water, heating, electricity and internet. However, if we go over a certain amount in bills they take it out of out £275 deposit. I have a single en suite room.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Current halls (en-suite) are far cheaper than what others are paying for rooms with shared bathrooms. I pay the same price as it was for a single, shared bathroom, self-catered room in the uni's cheapest halls last year.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £100

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? If you live in Fallowfield (this is supposedly the party campus that all freshers want to live in) then most people get a bus pass too. Its £200/year or £90ish per term for 3 terms or about £2 each trip.

Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £3

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2.50-3.50

A non alcoholic drink? £1.50-2

Entry to a club? £5


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £600

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same, possibly less.

Northumbria University

City Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Course: 2nd year psychology.


Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private flat with a letting agent. How much rent do you pay each month? £300 with bills not included. I have a single room with a shared bathroom.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £50.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? I pay £6 each week to get to work.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £1.80

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2.50

A non alcoholic drink? £1.50

Entry to a club? £5 for most places on a normal night, as low as 80p on some student nights


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £600

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.

Oxford Brookes University

Course: 3rd year Biomed.


Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? a house from a letting agent.

How much rent do you pay each month? £385 with no bills for a single room with a shared bathroom.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? N/A

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? about £5 a week.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.50-£3.

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2.50

A non alcoholic drink? £1.50

Entry to a club? £5


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £450.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? more.


UCP Marjon, Plymouth

Course: BSc Speech and Language Therapy, 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private flat with a landlord. How much rent do you pay each month? £450 not including bills. I have my own one bedroom flat.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? More.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £40.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? If you don't live on campus, you will have travelling costs from the main student living area which is about 4 miles away. I spend about £30 a week on petrol.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2.50

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £3

A non alcoholic drink? £1.80

Entry to a club? £5.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £650

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? a tiny bit more.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Course: Biomedical Engineering, 4th year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? university owned self catered flat. How much rent do you pay each month? £464 - all bills are included. Its a single room with a shared bathroom.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? less!


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? nothing.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? £10 a week on my Oyster card.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £1.60

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £3

A non alcoholic drink? £1

Entry to a club? £5-10.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £650

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? about the same

University of Sheffield

Course: Geography, third year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? private rented house.

How much rent do you pay each month? £260 for a double bedroom, internet and water included.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? less


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? About £10

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? Nothing, I walk.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £2.50

A non alcoholic drink? £1.20

Entry to a club? £3-4


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £600 (including rent)

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? probably less, I don't drink loads and don't go shopping much!


University of St Andrews

Course: Management. I'm a 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? a university owned flat.

How much rent do you pay each month? £2457 from mid-September till the end of May, so about £307 a month. This is a self-catered residence (further out from town in grey, ugly houses) and we share 1 bathroom between 6 people.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Much MUCH less.

Most other people for halls will pay somewhere between £4700-£6700 for a year unless they live in the old, standard houses further out from town. Students who rent privately in the centre of town pay high amounts although they do get cheaper as you get further out of town. Paying £400 per month as basic rent plus utilities on top is common further out of town too.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £50 a semester

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city?no you can walk everywhere.

Are there any other significant financial costs associated with being a student at your university? You can buy a gown, although not compulsory. You can buy them used for around £80 and new for around £135 I think.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) In the union, it's £2-3. In pubs etc around town it will probably be around £3-4 (more in certain places).

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) In the union, it's £1.90. This can go up depending on what pub/restaurant you are to around £3.50. Weekday drink deals (Tue-Thurs) you can get £1 drinks sometimes in 1 or 2 places

A non alcoholic drink? Half pints around 80p-£1, pints around £1.50 in the union. No idea about other places.

Entry to a club? Clubs in St Andrews??? There's only 1 'club' but I don't know how much it costs. Bops usually cost £3 or £3.50.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? Probably around £400/£450 (complete guess).

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Probably much less due to the sheer fact my accommodation costs are much less than the majority of other students here.

University of Southampton

Course: 2nd year student.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? a private house.

How much rent do you pay each month? £330 excluding bills. I have a double bedroom and I share a bathroom.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Slightly more then others. It's a nicer house!

Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £100 - £200, but I buy the books. Most people don't.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? The bus is free if you live in halls. If not is £3 per day.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £1

A non alcoholic drink? 50p

Entry to a club? £2-4

Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £650.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? a little bit more.

University of Strathclyde

Course: 2nd year law student.


Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? I live at home.

How much rent do you pay each month? I pay £160 towards accommodation and food.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Less because I live at home.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? Probably about £50 I don't buy that many books as law books are expensive and we have a lot in the short loan library.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? I live at home so I get the train every day which is about £12-25 a week depending on what time I travel. I also have to pay for taxis home after nights out which is about £7 on top of that a week.

Are there any other significant financial costs associated with being a student at your university? For archery I have to pay £25 to the sports union and £30 to my actual club for the year.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) I don't know.

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £1.50 for a club with a promo and about £2.10 in bars

A non alcoholic drink? £2 in bars don't know in clubs

Entry to a club? £3-5 with a student card. I usually get free passes or guest list though.


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? About £300-400 because I go out a lot and buy lunch everyday plus the rent I pay to my mum.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Probably about the same for those living at home.


University of Sussex

Course: Chemistry, 2nd year.

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? a private house with a landlord.

How much rent do you pay each month? £340 a month, no bills included. I have a double bedroom with 2 shared toilets and 2 shared bathrooms between 6 people.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? My house is cheaper. I pay £84 a week whereas its more common to pay around £90 a week in the private sector.


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? £20-30

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? A Brighton bus pass is £10 a week which most people buy but I cycle.


Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £1.50

A non alcoholic drink? £1

Entry to a club? £5


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £520

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? less, because other people go out more often than me.

University of Swansea

Course: Paramedic Science, 1st year

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? the university student village.

How much rent do you pay each month? £305 which includes all bills. I have a single room with a shared bathroom.

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Less because I'm a healthcare student.

Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? I paid £150 for the year at the start of term. I'm unlikely to buy more.

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? I got the annual bus pass for £415. A normal bus is £4 day ticket and £3.60 return. This is needed to get to the uni unless you walk/cycle/drive. After 6pm the bus is £1 for a single to uni or town.


University of the West of Scotland

Accommodation:

Where do you live at university? I live in halls

How much rent do you pay each month? £300 inc bills

Do you consider your accommodation costs to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Same


Costs related to your degree:

How much do you spend on books/equipment per term? Probably about £25, I buy second hand

Are there travel costs to get from your accommodation to university or around the town/city? Small town, Paisley, so getting to university and back is free as I walk. Going to Glasgow (nearest 'chill out' place), costs £2.50 return by bus.

Are there any other significant financial costs associated with being a student at your university? Nope

Social Life/Going Out:

What would you consider to be a usual/average cost for these things in a pub/bar/club that is a "typical" student location in your town/city?

A pint of lager? (eg: Fosters/Carling/Tenants) £2

A spirit and a mixer? (eg: vodka and coke) £1.50 for a club with a promotion and about £2 in bars

A non alcoholic drink? £1

Entry to a club? Free, or upto £4


Overall Expenditure

How much do you usually spend in total per month when you're at university? £300-400, depending if I go out a lot, and for food.

Do you consider your monthly expenditure to be more/less/about the same as other students at your university? Same

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