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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    you need to find cheaper accommodation and/or a job quickly

    can yo find enough food to survive on £10 a week? probably... however you'll be really unhealthy (living on rice/pasta) and you will have nothing at all for extras - socialising, clothes, train home, etc - expenses will likely come up at some point in the year whether it's ripping your jeans, shoes wearing out or your laptop breaking, you really need a bit more than the bare minimum
    I have to get four trains home so it looks like i'll never be going home again haha. It's also stuff like books, makeup, cleaning products, hygiene products and trips organised by the uni that i won't be able to afford
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    My accommodation will cost £5,800 overall. My overall student finance = £6,200
    That leaves £400 for 10 months
    £400 divided by 10 = £40 per month
    So, £10 per week
    Find a cheaper accommodation. Problem solved.


    Or as several people have said and you have ignored each time....get a job.
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    I am literally going to be the poorest student ever. I'll probably only shower about once a month just so i can save on shampoo body wash....
    Consider yourself lucky tbh. Taking into account accommodation costs, I'll have negative £700 to survive the year on.

    I'll literally have to steal shampoo and food.
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    My accommodation will cost £5,800 overall. My overall student finance = £6,200
    That leaves £400 for 10 months
    £400 divided by 10 = £40 per month
    So, £10 per week
    Lol you actually only have about £9 a week because a month is longer than 4 weeks.

    Get a job, simple and/or find cheaper accommodation if you can but at this point it may be too late if you've signed contracts etc and will need to pay cancellation fees.
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    My accommodation will cost £5,800 overall. My overall student finance = £6,200
    That leaves £400 for 10 months
    £400 divided by 10 = £40 per month
    So, £10 per week
    Don't you have any savings? Why don't you get a part time job?
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    I have to get four trains home so it looks like i'll never be going home again haha. It's also stuff like books, makeup, cleaning products, hygiene products and trips organised by the uni that i won't be able to afford
    Try to spend £5 per week instead of £10, and save the rest. Cheap pasta/rice - 20p pasta should last almost a week. Milk is about £1, bread is about £0.50 in supermarkets. Don't buy from your local shop, only buy groceries from supermarkets even if you have to walk further.
    That's £20 per month - buy cheap makeup, only the basics and save the rest. Cleaning and hygiene products aren't that expensive (for non-branded) - maybe £5 a month including makeup. That leaves £15 per month for savings. Budget properly and you'll be able to afford books and Uni trips as well.
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    Bob basics, supermarket own brand. Noodles, rice, pasta, oats, tinned food, bags of frozen veg. Maybe find cheaper accommodation as well.
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    Change your accomodation and get a one around £4500. Thats £100 per month saved. Then get yourself a job working 1 day a week. theres another £200per month easy.

    There you go, an extra £75 per week.
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    Why dont you get a student account?

    Good Website: http://www.savethestudent.org/money/...-accounts.html
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Find a cheaper accommodation. Problem solved.


    Or as several people have said and you have ignored each time....get a job.
    i have applied for many jobs already... it's not really up to me whether people want to employ me or not. Also uni accommodation is very limited so i can't really pick and choose. Also i have signed a contract so...
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    (Original post by LPauling)
    Don't you have any savings? Why don't you get a part time job?
    Many jobs have been applied for, it's just if i get any of them
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    (Original post by Paris Richardson)
    Falmouth University also have an student ambassador system! This means you can apply to be an student ambassador for the University and most importantly earn money. I think its around £6.70 per hour. Your job will entail working open days, assisting at interview days and site visits! And best of all you chose when you want to work so it doesn't interfere with your University work. This definitely helped me get through Uni, and looks great on your CV.
    I think i can only do this is the second year though?
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    beans on toast ini
    lol

    here's what you do

    1.get you loads of tins and some bread...
    2. freeze your meats and reuse, freeze, repeat process lmao
    3. eat.
    I'm gonna get so fat though omg
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    (Original post by stripystockings)
    Try to spend £5 per week instead of £10, and save the rest. Cheap pasta/rice - 20p pasta should last almost a week. Milk is about £1, bread is about £0.50 in supermarkets. Don't buy from your local shop, only buy groceries from supermarkets even if you have to walk further.
    That's £20 per month - buy cheap makeup, only the basics and save the rest. Cleaning and hygiene products aren't that expensive (for non-branded) - maybe £5 a month including makeup. That leaves £15 per month for savings. Budget properly and you'll be able to afford books and Uni trips as well.
    That's sound advice tbf, i think it may be difficult to get use to to begin with, but after a while it will probably just become a natural part of my routine
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    Get a quick summer temp job and earn a little bit more cash before you go to uni.

    Look into some part time work near uni, if things get really tough - speak to your university, they should offer some support/advice
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    (Original post by Kstim)
    Change your accomodation and get a one around £4500. Thats £100 per month saved. Then get yourself a job working 1 day a week. theres another £200per month easy.

    There you go, an extra £75 per week.
    Can't change my accommodation and i've applied for as many jobs as there are available in such a small town
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    My student finance has come through and i have worked out i will only have £10 a week to live on, how the hell am i going to live on this? Does anyone have any tips on living on such a *****y income??? Also my parents can't help me out as they both work on minimum wage. Im so so so so so annoyed. Am i just not going to be able to have a social life? Is shopping in pound land going to be my life now?
    learn to be thrifty, list your expenditures and try and find ways you can budget
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    If you go to a gurdwara I know they normally give out meals to anyone in the afternoon (part of their religion). I have this as a back up plan in case I run out of money. You can't really live off 20p noodles- you'll end up sick. If worst comes to worst it will get a decent meal inside you.For a back up have you checked if you can get any additional bursaries from your university? Lots do music scholarships, support for those on low incomes etc. I'm sure churches/mosques/the christian union might help but then you would probably have to explain your circumstances. idk about anyone else but I'm a proud person and would struggle with that.
    If that fails I'm sure you could ask the union to help you get a job while studying? It's not ideal but it seems necessary.
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    You will have your student overdraft to tide you over, but you need to spend all summer trying to get a job. Upi only need one and then you will be fine.
    You also dont seem to have taken notice of Tigerrags point about a current year assessment.
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    If that is not an option have you looked into other universities with cheaper accommodation? (Ik its a last resort)
 
 
 
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