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    (Original post by HarrietROAR)
    Im dyscalculic. So its a learning difficulty :/

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    Well the DSA assessor will decide what's best for you like I'm dyslexic so I got a laptop with specialist equipment, a printer, extra time for assessments and exams, one to one study skills support and extended library loans.




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    Maintenance Loan: £5429
    Maintenance Grant: £252
    Bursaries: 0
    Scholarships: 0
    Savings: £1400 atm and still got a few more weeks at work so around £1800
    Money from Parents: Haven't spoke about it but they said they will donate

    Accommodation Cost: £4992-£5850 depending on where I get placed
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: Probably in the minus figures😂
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    (Original post by Kmb123)
    Maintenance Loan: £5429
    Maintenance Grant: £252
    Bursaries: 0
    Scholarships: 0
    Savings: £1400 atm and still got a few more weeks at work so around £1800
    Money from Parents: Haven't spoke about it but they said they will donate

    Accommodation Cost: £4992-£5850 depending on where I get placed
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: Probably in the minus figures
    That accommodation is expensive, you planning on studying in London?
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    (Original post by David B)
    That accommodation is expensive, you planning on studying in London?
    No, I live in London but I want to go to Brighton
    I have no idea why it's so expensive, aside from that what I've applied for is self catered with an en suite
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    (Original post by Kmb123)
    No, I live in London but I want to go to Brighton
    I have no idea why it's so expensive, aside from that what I've applied for is self catered with an en suite
    Is the en-suite really necessary? Considering how much money you'll have, it doesn't sound like you'll have much money leftover.
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    (Original post by David B)
    Is the en-suite really necessary? Considering how much money you'll have, it doesn't sound like you'll have much money leftover.
    I think its down to personal preference .I cannot share a bathroom with anybody outside my family as weird as that sounds.I'd rather not have money for food ,use that money to cover the cost of the ensuite accommodation than share a bathroom with total strangers.Im obsessed with a sparkling clean scented bathroom .
    Maybe guys don't mind sharing a bathroom (I assume you're a guy from your name 'David' ) as girls .
    My accomodation (given I get into my firm) is about 5700 and I only get 3600 loan and no grants but it's catered so I guess its a decent price


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    (Original post by David B)
    Is the en-suite really necessary? Considering how much money you'll have, it doesn't sound like you'll have much money leftover.
    Well it's up to them... I'd get an en-suite too; even if it does leave with no money because I'd have my own bathroom.


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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Well the DSA assessor will decide what's best for you like I'm dyslexic so I got a laptop with specialist equipment, a printer, extra time for assessments and exams, one to one study skills support and extended library loans.




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    I suppose. I spoke with my uni and they said theycould get me extra time and support if i needed it. But with dyscalculia its not like a laptop or anything could help yknow? Its a weird one

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    (Original post by livealittle)
    I think its down to personal preference .I cannot share a bathroom with anybody outside my family as weird as that sounds.I'd rather not have money for food ,use that money to cover the cost of the ensuite accommodation than share a bathroom with total strangers.Im obsessed with a sparkling clean scented bathroom .
    Maybe guys don't mind sharing a bathroom (I assume you're a guy from your name 'David' ) as girls .
    My accomodation (given I get into my firm) is about 5700 and I only get 3600 loan and no grants but it's catered so I guess its a decent price


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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Well it's up to them... I'd get an en-suite too; even if it does leave with no money because I'd have my own bathroom.


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    Personally in my opinion those who would rather be in bigger debt or have no left over money for an en suite need to sort their priorities out but each to their own..

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    (Original post by HarrietROAR)
    I suppose. I spoke with my uni and they said theycould get me extra time and support if i needed it. But with dyscalculia its not like a laptop or anything could help yknow? Its a weird one

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    You'll still get support though maybe not the equipment but the Uni will support you!


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    (Original post by David B)
    Is the en-suite really necessary? Considering how much money you'll have, it doesn't sound like you'll have much money leftover.
    Honestly I just couldn't face having to share a bathroom with strangers, I mean it's okay to share it with family but even then I'm constantly cleaning it.
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    (Original post by HarrietROAR)
    Personally in my opinion those who would rather be in bigger debt or have no left over money for an en suite need to sort their priorities out but each to their own..

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    Yeah so? I like my personal space plus you don't know who you are sharing with until you get there... Also you may get someone who lacks personal hygiene. But if they are struggling for money, they could get a job.


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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Yeah so? I like my personal space plus you don't know who you are sharing with until you get there... Also you may get someone who lacks personal hygiene. But if they are struggling for money, they could get a job.


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    Exactly how I feel, I couldn't deal with someone who'd leave hair down the plug hole and just make a mess in general. I just happen to like my privacy
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    (Original post by David B)
    Well I've seen the old threads about how much people are getting and was wondering how much people are going to be getting for 2014.

    In the past I've seen that there are people who are only getting like £30 a week which doesn't seem very much to live on for the entire week. Also mention how much your accommodation is going to cost because it'll be interesting to know

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


    Accommodation Cost:
    Weekly spend after Accommodation:

    Mine are.

    Maintenance Loan: £3862
    Maintenance Grant: £3387
    Bursaries: N/A
    Scholarships: £2400
    Savings: None
    Money from Parents: None

    Accommodation Cost: £3403 (37 Weeks)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £168
    I'm just finishing, but I suppose you could say that had I filled this out last year, it would be:


    Maintenance Loan: £0
    Maintenance Grant: £0
    Bursaries: £0
    Scholarships: £0
    Savings: £12000
    Money from Parents: £12000

    Accommodation Cost: £185 /wk
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £160
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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Yeah so? I like my personal space plus you don't know who you are sharing with until you get there... Also you may get someone who lacks personal hygiene. But if they are struggling for money, they could get a job.


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    Meh, as i said, my opinion. Ive both shared and had an ensuite. Its not that hard. You establish ground rules or clean up when its getting gross.

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    (Original post by livealittle)
    I think its down to personal preference .I cannot share a bathroom with anybody outside my family as weird as that sounds.I'd rather not have money for food ,use that money to cover the cost of the ensuite accommodation than share a bathroom with total strangers.Im obsessed with a sparkling clean scented bathroom .
    Maybe guys don't mind sharing a bathroom (I assume you're a guy from your name 'David' ) as girls .
    My accomodation (given I get into my firm) is about 5700 and I only get 3600 loan and no grants but it's catered so I guess its a decent price


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    (Original post by simplylldxo)
    Well it's up to them... I'd get an en-suite too; even if it does leave with no money because I'd have my own bathroom.


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    (Original post by Kmb123)
    Honestly I just couldn't face having to share a bathroom with strangers, I mean it's okay to share it with family but even then I'm constantly cleaning it.
    To be honest my first choice was an en-suite, but I didn't get it which I wasn't too sad about. I just wanted one for more convenience. At least I'll save some more money this way.
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    Maintenance Loan: £3610
    Maintenance Grant: £0
    Bursaries: £0
    Scholarships: (If I achieve AAA I’ll get £1000 cash + £2000 off accomodation)
    Savings: £2160 per year (if I keep my Saturday job)

    Money from Parents: N/A – maybe the odd care package now and again

    Accommodation Cost: £3588
    Weekly spend after Accommodation with scholarship: £137

    Weekly spend after Accommodation without scholarship: £55

    ... So I really need to get AAA
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    Maintenance Loan: £3600 ish? (The minimum)
    Maintenance Grant: £0.00
    Bursaries:
    £0.00
    Scholarships: £0.00
    Savings: A few grand, but doesn't mean that i want to use it to cover uni costs...
    Money from Parents: Some towards accommodation (not decided on figure yet)

    Accommodation Cost: £3552 (37 Weeks)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £13.50 plus anything my parents can afford to donate

    I agree that SF is unfair, for example i have a brother also at uni on the minimum loan so my parents are expected to support both of us plus my eldest brother who's just moved out and themselves just on their earnings and the minimum grant.
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    (Original post by David B)
    Is the en-suite really necessary? Considering how much money you'll have, it doesn't sound like you'll have much money leftover.
    Where im going all the rooms are en suite so you dont have much of a choice plus the accommodation is pretty cheap 116.50 per week for self catered en suite or 144.50 for catered en suite
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    (Original post by Pryender)


    Maintenance Loan: £3600 ish? (The minimum)
    Maintenance Grant: £0.00
    Bursaries:
    £0.00
    Scholarships: £0.00
    Savings: A few grand, but doesn't mean that i want to use it to cover uni costs...
    Money from Parents: Some towards accommodation (not decided on figure yet)

    Accommodation Cost: £3552 (37 Weeks)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £13.50 plus anything my parents can afford to donate

    I agree that SF is unfair, for example i have a brother also at uni on the minimum loan so my parents are expected to support both of us plus my eldest brother who's just moved out and themselves just on their earnings and the minimum grant.
    I agree SF is soo unfair.wow that must be tough for your parents.
    Me and my brother are 5 years apart and it's just us 2 phewww


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