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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Oooh what will you be studying?

    You could put some of it into savings? Maybe save up for postgraduate study if you plan to further your studies.

    I'm trying to save some money for postgraduate, only got 700 so far :')
    I was thinking about putting it in a savings account. Apparently you can make a wee bit of interest with the Santander 123 account

    My goal is to live on as little as possible after my food and travel (will have a small 'night out' fund tho) and save the rest

    It's the new 4 year Management Science MSci, so you get your undergrad Bsc and post grad Msci in one. I will be saving for my 4th year too.

    Where are you going or do you currently go to ?

    700 is loads well done!
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    (Original post by Nigella)
    I was thinking about putting it in a savings account. Apparently you can make a wee bit of interest with the Santander 123 account

    My goal is to live on as little as possible after my food and travel (will have a small 'night out' fund tho) and save the rest

    It's the new 4 year Management Science MSci, so you get your undergrad Bsc and post grad Msci in one. I will be saving for my 4th year too.

    Where are you going or do you currently go to ?

    700 is loads well done!

    Oh that's awesome, I wish my course included a masters!

    I start Biomedical Sciences in September, but I did a foundation year at uni this year to get onto it.

    Aye £700 is al-right but nowhere near enough what I'll need!
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    For those of you doing computer based or design based courses i thought this might be useful.. had the link pop up on facebook

    http://www.adobe.com/education/stude...-rep.edu.html?

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    (Original post by Nigella)
    Yes there is didn't you see the option ? Maybe only London students saw it

    I get special support grant because I'm registered disabled . Special support grant doesn't get subtracted out of your loan
    Haha I see but I am a London student Oh well, I'll have to budget

    Ohhh I see. Where are you going?

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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Oh that's awesome, I wish my course included a masters!

    I start Biomedical Sciences in September, but I did a foundation year at uni this year to get onto it.

    Aye £700 is al-right but nowhere near enough what I'll need!
    I know the joint degrees save alot of money in the long run

    i hope u manage to save everything hun!
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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    Haha I see but I am a London student Oh well, I'll have to budget

    Ohhh I see. Where are you going?

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    I'm going to UCL where are you going ?
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    (Original post by Nigella)
    I know the joint degrees save alot of money in the long run

    i hope u manage to save everything hun!
    Aye I didn't realise joint degrees were really an option before I started and applied. I'm thinking of going to France for my masters/ possibly PhD anyway to save money as tuition fees are dirt cheap over there! And thank you
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Oooh what will you be studying?

    You could put some of it into savings? Maybe save up for postgraduate study if you plan to further your studies.

    I'm trying to save some money for postgraduate, only got 700 so far :')
    What postgraduate degree do you plan on doing? Or even PhD for that matter.
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    (Original post by David B)
    What postgraduate degree do you plan on doing? Or even PhD for that matter.
    At the moment I'm looking into a masters in Genetics at the university of Lyon, but I do also like the idea of virology or neuroepidimology.

    As for PhD no idea yet.
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    (Original post by x0pk1n)
    Use this format to keep it easy

    Maintenance Loan: 5000[London's lowest]
    Maintenance Grant: 0
    Bursaries: 0
    Scholarships: 0
    Savings: 600
    Money from Parents:?

    Accommodation Cost: 4500 > 5500 (Depends on acom)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: 60 > 100

    Just thought I'd add in the SF system needs fixed. Just because my parents earn more doesn't mean they can or are willing to support me. What if they disagree with my life choices? The amount I get barely covers a shared room and shared toilets with where I wanna go. Everyone should get the same.

    Also why should you get free money(grant) just as your parents are less well of. You'll have the same degree as me and earn the same amount. So why do you get a free 9K...

    My rant wasn't aimed specifically at you, so don't take offense it's in general.

    Rant over...
    Your parents are nasty people.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    At the moment I'm looking into a masters in Genetics at the university of Lyon, but I do also like the idea of virology or neuroepidimology.

    As for PhD no idea yet.
    How much cheaper is it doing an masters in France?
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    (Original post by David B)
    How much cheaper is it doing an masters in France?
    When I looked it was 360 euro per year (for my course) I think which is super cheap
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Oh no of course I don't mind I get the maximum loan and grant.
    Wow, that's impressive. *sparkly eyes* haha.
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    (Original post by Nigella)
    I'm going to UCL where are you going ?
    I am also going to UCL

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    Maintenance Loan:6058
    Maintenance Grant:3387
    Bursaries:
    Scholarships:
    Savings:
    Money from Parents:

    Accommodation Cost: 6500-7000 pa
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: ~80 pw
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    (Original post by Lil3utterfly)
    I guess I could, but I'm also happy with my loan.
    Because the more grant I have, the less loan I get right?
    So maybe it doesn't matter greatly to me.

    Thanks though
    Substituting loan money for grant money is worthwhile because you don't have to pay back the grant


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    (Original post by cem101)
    Maintenance Loan:6058
    Maintenance Grant:3387
    Bursaries:
    Scholarships:
    Savings:
    Money from Parents:

    Accommodation Cost: 6500-7000 pa
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: ~80 pw
    Wow your accommodation is expensive! What uni are you going to, are you getting catered?
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    (Original post by bananaminion)
    Wow your accommodation is expensive! What uni are you going to, are you getting catered?
    UCL and I'm not catered, i asked for my own toilet but sacrificed cooking, otherwise it would be too much.
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    (Original post by cem101)
    UCL and I'm not catered, i asked for my own toilet but sacrificed cooking, otherwise it would be too much.
    Ohh London living - thaat's why, I did wonder why your loan was so much as well!
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    (Original post by bananaminion)
    Ohh London living - thaat's why, I did wonder why your loan was so much as well!
    yeah haha. I actually got more but i think thats the loan limit so all the loan you are entitled to over that figure gets chucked in the grant pot. happy days. I just want to start uni now tbh, hopefully results go well. good luck.
 
 
 
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