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    (Original post by brownsugar-xx)
    Ah okay, that's good to know. Half of the £100 comes out of my first SAAS payment so it'll be £50 for the first 2/3 nights. Thanks!
    I know you're not counting food in that but I'm afraid to say that unless you're not very sociable then £50 isn't going to go very far
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    (Original post by orange crush)
    I know you're not counting food in that but I'm afraid to say that unless you're not very sociable then £50 isn't going to go very far
    Well i don't drink that much if that's what your thinking, plus i'll have bought a wristband to get into events soon. If worst comes to worst i'll just use my overdraft.
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    So the payment comes a few days into freshers? That's not too bad, yeah I can budget it for the first few days


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    (Original post by Marty_0)
    I'm trying to budget for the start of my university year and I dont have the slightest clue as to what I should budget for to spend on freshers week. What about past freshers.. what did you spend? and freshers this year coming - what do you think?

    I am planning on stocking up on vodka and other spirits to keep in my dorm for serious pre drinks. I won't have much money to take to freshers with me but my freshers only lasts for a week anyway as my course starts quite early. But i'd say just buy serious spirits and take them with you as a pre drink is always a good option!
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    Hey guys does anyone know what events will be on for freshers week?

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    Well that was a very nice response. Lots of informative and refreshing answers. Thanks guys :-)
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    (Original post by crayon)
    Hey guys does anyone know what events will be on for freshers week?

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    It really depends on your university. Usually a lot of nights out/pub crawls etc. in the evenings but some events that don't involve drinking if that's not your thing. Ask on the thread for your university for the specifics!
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    FWIW - I spent £250 in freshers week. :3
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    I was only able to spend £20 during my Fresher's. I come from a low-income family, and at the uni where I was, I got my funding the week after Fresher's, otherwise I would have gone out a lot more often.
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    (Original post by HannahH9055)
    Oh my god I am no where near gonna be able to take £300! I have a passport I use for ID Now but it's out of date but it works in my town in the clubs and my step dads a police officer and he says that they don't look at the valid date so I'm hoping it's the same in Warrington and Chester where I'm going


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    Can't we just use uni ID? I don't have a drivers licence and I hate taking my passport out with me, scared I'll lose it
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    (Original post by bananaminion)
    Can't we just use uni ID? I don't have a drivers licence and I hate taking my passport out with me, scared I'll lose it
    No you cannot use any ID other than a PASS approved ID, Passport or Drivers licence. Spend the £50 now even if you don't drive. If you lose a driving licence it's £20 to replace opposed to a passport's stupidly high fees.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    Wait, what?

    Are you guys talking about £300-350 on going out; or are you talking about books and stuff?

    Even for a real idiot, £350 sounds a lot on just going out and getting hammered. On the other hand, £350 on all the books, socs etc sounds very low.
    The thread asked for freshers week as a whole... The £250 I spent during freshers week went towards a whole range of stuff...

    • A food shop (I drove to uni on my own so didn't have anyone to pay for it for me)
    • IKEA shop (I needed to pick up some more stuff as I was moving into a house instead of halls)
    • A wristband to get into places
    • £30-40 a night going out
    • Buying stuff at uni
    • Course materials
    • Edit: I also stopped off at my old uni on the way and hung out with them which involved going for lunches and buying stuff to eat from Tesco so that was about £40 too.
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    No you cannot use any ID other than a PASS approved ID, Passport or Drivers licence. Spend the £50 now even if you don't drive. If you lose a driving licence it's £20 to replace opposed to a passport's stupidly high fees.
    Are PASS ones accepted everywhere then? Because they're only like 15 quid compared to 50 - and a provisional licence is acceptable right?
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    (Original post by bananaminion)
    Are PASS ones accepted everywhere then? Because they're only like 15 quid compared to 50 - and a provisional licence is acceptable right?
    Provisional licence is accepted everywhere and is preferable. PASS is also accepted everywhere legally, however they're a pain in the arse sometimes and some people have to argue that they should be accepted.
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    Provisional licence is accepted everywhere and is preferable. PASS is also accepted everywhere legally, however they're a pain in the arse sometimes and some people have to argue that they should be accepted.
    Ah ok thank you, will have to weigh it up I guess and spend some monies
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    (Original post by bananaminion)
    Ah ok thank you, will have to weigh it up I guess and spend some monies
    You can get ID'd for crazy things, for instance cutlery and the likes of - so definitely worth having. It'll be valid for a number of years too
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    Just get a provisional. You'll probably want one at some point anyway so may as well eat the cost just now.
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    Yeah won't we get some kind of student card that shows were at Uni that we can use?


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    (Original post by HannahH9055)
    Yeah won't we get some kind of student card that shows were at Uni that we can use?


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    They won't be accepted in most places with a uni. Only actual ID.
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    (Original post by HannahH9055)
    Yeah won't we get some kind of student card that shows were at Uni that we can use?


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    Uni ID's won't be approved because not only are they not a legal form of identification but also because some people go to university at 17.
 
 
 
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