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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Budgeting for London is going to be a complete nightmare :emo:
    You lot are mad for applying to London unis.

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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Budgeting for London is going to be a complete nightmare :emo:
    How are you affording it? Family support?

    Tried to price up me at imperial and just wasn't happening.... my grant would have been 8,200/year and you need around 2500/month to live in knightsbridge. was gutted

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    How are you affording it? Family support?

    Tried to price up me at imperial and just wasn't happening.... my grant would have been 8,200/year and you need around 2500/month to live in knightsbridge. was gutted

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    Have you heard back from Emma?
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    You lot are mad for applying to London unis.

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    But its London... :moon:

    (Original post by rachelc142)
    How are you affording it? Family support?

    Tried to price up me at imperial and just wasn't happening.... my grant would have been 8,200/year and you need around 2500/month to live in knightsbridge. was gutted

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    Ive got enough savings and other financial stuff to burn through two years. Probably going to need family support for the third though.

    £2.5k per month?! :eek:

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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Budgeting for London is going to be a complete nightmare :emo:
    I know mate I seriously don't see how I'm going to manage if I get into the place I applied to in Camden. I'm planning to work relentlessly over summer (I'll literally do every day. I've practically done that for the past two years with work experience so it shouldn't be too hard) and reckon that at a push I might be able to scrape about £5000 in three months. That will be a significant contribution but honestly I don't know how I'm going to make it through the year
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    Have you heard back from Emma?
    Dya mean at Cambridge? I applied for trinity hall not emma sorry! Have you?

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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    I know mate I seriously don't see how I'm going to manage if I get into the place I applied to in Camden. I'm planning to work relentlessly over summer (I'll literally do every day. I've practically done that for the past two years with work experience so it shouldn't be too hard) and reckon that at a push I might be able to scrape about £5000 in three months. That will be a significant contribution but honestly I don't know how I'm going to make it through the year
    Yeah Camden is a seriously costly place to be going to University. UCL reckon you'll need to spend around £322 per week. Queen Mary is in a chavy the more affordable area of East London (thankfully not Shoreditch) so it's about 10-15% cheaper if I went there. It's going to be a massive struggle getting through it all though. It might be worth keeping an eye on a website called Moneysavingexpert. There's usually a ton of good tips to find savings from all sorts of places.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    I know mate I seriously don't see how I'm going to manage if I get into the place I applied to in Camden. I'm planning to work relentlessly over summer (I'll literally do every day. I've practically done that for the past two years with work experience so it shouldn't be too hard) and reckon that at a push I might be able to scrape about £5000 in three months. That will be a significant contribution but honestly I don't know how I'm going to make it through the year
    Dude, I really don't mean this to sound like I'm being blunt its a genuine question, but why did you apply for somewhere you can't afford?

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Dya mean at Cambridge? I applied for trinity hall not emma sorry! Have you?

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    Oh my bad, thought you applied to Emma:lol:
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Dude, I really don't mean this to sound like I'm being blunt its a genuine question, but why did you apply for somewhere you can't afford?
    Uhhh, well, not that it's any of your business but the course I applied to has very few establishments to choose from anyway, and it so happens that the one in London is the oldest and largest and specialises in the course that I want to study.

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    Yeah Camden is a seriously costly place to be going to University. UCL reckon you'll need to spend around £322 per week. Queen Mary is in a chavy the more affordable area of East London (thankfully not Shoreditch) so it's about 10-15% cheaper if I went there. It's going to be a massive struggle getting through it all though. It might be worth keeping an eye on a website called Moneysavingexpert. There's usually a ton of good tips to find savings from all sorts of places.
    Mmm yes looking forward to having Lidl spaghetti rings for every meal Moneysavingexpert is good yeah. Check out Save The Student too, there's some great stuff on there
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Uhhh, well, not that it's any of your business but the course I applied to has very few establishments to choose from anyway, and it so happens that the one in London is the oldest and largest and specialises in the course that I want to study.
    ....... you didn't have to answer me if you thought that was such a big deal to answer

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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Mmm yes looking forward to having Lidl spaghetti rings for every meal Moneysavingexpert is good yeah. Check out Save The Student too, there's some great stuff on there
    Jack Monroe seems to have some decent meals to cook on the cheap (soup at 19p? :eek:). Ah haven't heard of that website, thanks
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    ....... you didn't have to answer me if you thought that was such a big deal to answer
    You acknowledged yourself that you thought it was a tactless thing to ask :dontknow:. Either way I have an offer for my backup so if by later in the year it's apparent that London just isn't feasible then I'll go somewhere cheaper. It's my problem, not yours, chill.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    You acknowledged yourself that you thought it was a tactless thing to ask :dontknow:. Either way I have an offer for my backup so if by later in the year it's apparent that London just isn't feasible then I'll go somewhere cheaper. It's my problem, not yours, chill.
    No, I acknowledged it could come across as being tactless and so thats why I brought it up.
    There's really no need to be hostile. I was asking to try and offer advice or help of some kind, not aggravate or take the piss out of you? I'm sorry you took it that way

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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Jack Monroe seems to have some decent meals to cook on the cheap (soup at 19p? :eek:). Ah haven't heard of that website, thanks
    Cheers, will check that out.

    I don't know if you're on Facebook but Save The Student put up a thing every few days with a load of deals on. They're often not really my thing (it's frequently clothing and such that isn't my style ) but they're worth checking out every now and again
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Cheers, will check that out.

    I don't know if you're on Facebook but Save The Student put up a thing every few days with a load of deals on. They're often not really my thing (it's frequently clothing and such that isn't my style ) but they're worth checking out every now and again
    You could live off instant noodles for a few years? :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    You could live off instant noodles for a few years? :dontknow:
    Challenge accepted
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Challenge accepted
    Not the healthiest option though :lol:
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    Got an interview at Christ's. They haven't given me a date yet though.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Got an interview at Christ's. They haven't given me a date yet though.
    Well done mate
 
 
 
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