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Inb4 idiots suggesting prostitution. :awesome:
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Pah! That, sir, is more like a god-like banquete for the rich and famous.

If you want budget, there's only one way to go.

Asda 8p noodles.

And as for OP, by no means do I condone it, but if you have a lucky streak in you, my old flatmate walked into a casino with a quid and walked out with a grand. Tru dat.

(Disclaimer: At the risk of sounding racist, he actually was chinese, and he was also a prolific gambler.)

In all seriousness - fleabay some crap? I got £100 quid for my PSP, bought on a whim in my first year and sold in my second year when I wasn't so 'flash 'arry'.
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There is the option of an overdraft but that is not free money. An overdraft ideally needs to be paid back before you graduate.

Getting a job is easier said than done.

Try selling your stuff. Do you qualify for any extra student finance? Can you ask your parents for a little bit more money?
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(Original post by powered_by_pies)
Pah! That, sir, is more like a god-like banquete for the rich and famous.

If you want budget, there's only one way to go.

Asda 8p noodles.

And as for OP, by no means do I condone it, but if you have a lucky streak in you, my old flatmate walked into a casino with a quid and walked out with a grand. Tru dat.

(Disclaimer: At the risk of sounding racist, he actually was chinese, and he was also a prolific gambler.)

In all seriousness - fleabay some crap? I got £100 quid for my PSP, bought on a whim in my first year and sold in my second year when I wasn't so 'flash 'arry'.
Yeah, I've got a DS and games I could sell at home, but the games are probably worth more than the machine now - it's one of the very first ones, blue, and very scratched up indeed. Still, I've got the newest Mario and Zelda games to sell, so I might make £15 each on those maybe. As for the casino, I heavily doubt it. My lucky streak was confined to winning a raffle once in year 5.

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Jobs are a funny thing. When you need a job - you can't get one. My situation, I no longer need a job - but have had 2 offers (1 this morning..) - and 4 interviews to follow :rofl:. I am wondering where these were months ago (when I actually applied -_-)
Yeah, I know that feeling! I could get jobs before, but now, as soon as it looks like I'll be selling my kidneys, I can't find anything
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Online gambling systems.
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There is the option of an overdraft but that is not free money. An overdraft ideally needs to be paid back before you graduate.

Getting a job is easier said than done.

Try selling your stuff. Do you qualify for any extra student finance? Can you ask your parents for a little bit more money?
I have the overdraft, but I'd rather not go into it. I get a bursary in December, which is £300, but I don't want that to be eaten entirely by overdraft so that I'm in this situation again next term.

I don't qualify for anything else, and my mum's got pretty much nothing else she can help with. The £50 shopping and my phone is pretty much all she can help me with, which I'm totally grateful for, but then I'm screwed.
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I have the overdraft, but I'd rather not go into it. I get a bursary in December, which is £300, but I don't want that to be eaten entirely by overdraft so that I'm in this situation again next term.

I don't qualify for anything else, and my mum's got pretty much nothing else she can help with. The £50 shopping and my phone is pretty much all she can help me with, which I'm totally grateful for, but then I'm screwed.
Nothing wrong with using overdraft - and you don't have to pay it back until 1 year after graduation anyway.
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Yeah, but that's only if psychocustard has a student account.

Not everyone opts for one. Although that's a thought, anyone remember that programme on the BBC about that student who opened a load of accounts, and got that seemingly 'magic debit card' that never stopped working?

Could give that a go ;-)
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Yeah, but that's only if psychocustard has a student account.

Not everyone opts for one. Although that's a thought, anyone remember that programme on the BBC about that student who opened a load of accounts, and got that seemingly 'magic debit card' that never stopped working?

Could give that a go ;-)
I have a student account, and I have the overdraft, but like someone else has said - it's not free money, and I don't want to be constantly in debt for the entire time I'm at uni
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EMA? I don't know if EMA applies for Uni students...
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EMA? I don't know if EMA applies for Uni students...
Srsly? *facepalm*
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I have a student account, and I have the overdraft, but like someone else has said - it's not free money, and I don't want to be constantly in debt for the entire time I'm at uni
Hmm, fair enough I guess. I threw my overdraft right out the window, started spending it before I even started uni Then again, I've always been abysmal with money.

Have you tried your uni's hardship fund? They tend to help you out with grants if you can prove to them you literally have no means to live. So if you show them a recent bank statement, and push the '£50 tesco shop a month' to the side, they might be able to help you.

Beware though, it's not there to have the mickey taken out of it, it's for students who have genuine financial trouble!
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Have you applied to Mcdonalds?
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Don't buy textbooks - use the library - and get a job. It's what I'll be doing and I won't get the Tesco monthly shop either
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Yeah, but that's only if psychocustard has a student account.

Not everyone opts for one. Although that's a thought, anyone remember that programme on the BBC about that student who opened a load of accounts, and got that seemingly 'magic debit card' that never stopped working?

Could give that a go ;-)
Yeh, the same guy who now owes about £100 000 000 to the bank now!!
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this is why im so scared of going to uni, i'll be so broke all the time ahhh uni is so scary
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psychology memory experiments should get you an extra tenner a week. Beyond that, look into the uni for jobs maybe security, telephone fundraising ect- finally don't be afraid to ask people who are close to lend a helping hand. The uni maybe able to sort you out with more bursaries- talk to the finance office.
What are pyschology memory experiments? lol.
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Have you applied to Mcdonalds?
I did a while back, got the job, then they told me that my ear piercings aren't appropriate... Thing is, with the style of jewellery, I can't actually get them out myself. Then, there's my being picky, veggie, and generally hating McDonalds in it's entirety, which I know is silly at this point.

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Hmm, fair enough I guess. I threw my overdraft right out the window, started spending it before I even started uni Then again, I've always been abysmal with money.

Have you tried your uni's hardship fund? They tend to help you out with grants if you can prove to them you literally have no means to live. So if you show them a recent bank statement, and push the '£50 tesco shop a month' to the side, they might be able to help you.

Beware though, it's not there to have the mickey taken out of it, it's for students who have genuine financial trouble!
Yeah, I know about that. I was going to ask about it tomorrow, probably. I don't want to take the piss too much though, seeing as there's students who haven't had loans and things, and apparently the uni's being pretty tough with paying accommodation fees so people need it far more than I do.
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Farmfoods!
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I did a while back, got the job, then they told me that my ear piercings aren't appropriate... Thing is, with the style of jewellery, I can't actually get them out myself. Then, there's my being picky, veggie, and generally hating McDonalds in it's entirety, which I know is silly at this point.


Yeah, I know about that. I was going to ask about it tomorrow, probably. I don't want to take the piss too much though, seeing as there's students who haven't had loans and things, and apparently the uni's being pretty tough with paying accommodation fees so people need it far more than I do.
Then you can't honestly complain about being unable to get a job. My girlfriends a veggie and works at McDonalds. If you have alternative ear piercings and you can't take them out for work you'll probably find you have difficulty with quite a few high street places. As discriminative as it is. What earings do you have?

If you're picky about jobs and then complain about finding one, then it's your own fault to be perfectly honest. When I was 16 without any qualifications I managed to find a job within a week. There are absolutly loads of temping jobs going for Christmas now too.

A girl who used to work with me got a job after being in the country for a week. There are jobs out there, you just don't want to do them.
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