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1. (Original post by whatacrydonnie)
You've planned a weekly budget already?!

(Original post by _Caz_)
Omg how did you manage a weekly budget already? I need tips on your organisation... Wow. Well done

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Yep haha ! Calculated my estimated student loan on a gov calculator, I've already applied for accommodation so I know 1)how much it costs and 2) my nearest aldi/lidl to work out my avg weekly shop then added personal expenses and worked out how much I will have leftover for societies/going out etc. It's all on an excel spreadsheet hahahaha
2. (Original post by rachelc142)
Yep haha ! Calculated my estimated student loan on a gov calculator, I've already applied for accommodation so I know 1)how much it costs and 2) my nearest aldi/lidl to work out my avg weekly shop then added personal expenses and worked out how much I will have leftover for societies/going out etc. It's all on an excel spreadsheet hahahaha
wow, that's impressive I'm having a mid-life crisis about university at the moment so I'm not even thinking about expenses... i guess all you have to worry about now are exams
3. How has everyone done in their A2 mocks?
My scores so far:
A2 Maths C3- A* 74/75(100/100 UMS)
A2 Further Maths FP2-A 66/75(85/100 UMS) my Maths teacher was using a slightly different textbook and missed out a small topic on Differential Equations,I am annoyed in a way though because it was potentially doable from what we had done(ie STEP style if you hadn't done it) I got 0/7 for that and 66/68 elsewhere noone in the class got more than 2/7 on that question I think-I'm not too bothered though as I only need 2 85s for my A* in Further Maths due to getting 100 in M2.
A2 Physics Unit 4 23/25(Multiple Choice) +40/50 written paper mark=63/75-A*(113/120 UMS)
AS+A2 Additional Further Maths S2 A*(75/75) (100 UMS) and M4-Pending(I haven't sat these mocks yet but I am planning to)

EDIT:I have edited the post to include my updated physics mark and STEP I mark and my Statistics mock mark.
4. (Original post by whatacrydonnie)
You've planned a weekly budget already?!
(Original post by _Caz_)
Omg how did you manage a weekly budget already? I need tips on your organisation... Wow. Well done

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You guys haven't?

From the looks of things I'll be living on soup and ramen for three years
5. (Original post by Dalek1099)
How has everyone done in their A2 mocks?
My scores so far:
A2 Maths C3- A* 74/75(100 UMS)
A2 Further Maths FP2-A 66/75(85 UMS) my Maths teacher was using a slightly different textbook and missed out a small topic on Differential Equations,I am annoyed in a way though because it was potentially doable from what we had done(ie STEP style if you hadn't done it) I got 0/7 for that and 66/68 elsewhere noone in the class got more than 2/7 on that question I think-I'm not too bothered though as I only need 2 85s for my A* in Further Maths due to getting 100 in M2.
A2 Physics Unit 4 23/25(Multiple Choice) mark for written paper is pending which will probably be much lower.
A2 Additional Further Maths S2 and M4-Pending(I haven't sat these mocks yet but I am planning to)
STEP I-Pending(I haven't sat this mocks yet but I am planning to)
woah, well done you! let's hope you can do as well in the summer!
for me it was:
A2 C3: 63ish/74
A2 English Lit (Section 2 only): 38/40 or 39/40
A2 Chemistry F324: 57/60
A2 Biology: doing it on Thursday D:
6. (Original post by techno836)
Current Year 13 Thread Mark I

Now I thought like last year we should all have our own mini briefing of our UCAS applications, so if you could PM your details like mine below and also include your University course and 18th Birthday I will add them to the expansion
(02/05/97) LSE, UoLeicester, Lancaster, City, UoReading - maths&finance
7. (Original post by whatacrydonnie)
wow, that's impressive I'm having a mid-life crisis about university at the moment so I'm not even thinking about expenses... i guess all you have to worry about now are exams
Lol I am stressting about exams already :'( aw, how come, not feeling it as much any more?

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8. (Original post by rachelc142)
Lol I am stressting about exams already :'( aw, how come, not feeling it as much any more?

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it's only January, give yourself a break there'll be plenty of time to stress over the next few months! I got rejected from my top two choices and I don't want to go to any of the unis I've got offers for. I could apply through UCAS Extra, if there are any places left, but I'd have to reject my 3 offers for an application that may not be accepted. My family say don't risk it, but friends and teachers say go for it.
9. (Original post by The Financier)
You guys haven't?

From the looks of things I'll be living on soup and ramen for three years
I haven't done one because I am still unsure about what the full list of costs will be.I don't usually finance that way anyway I just spend carefullyish and then monitor my bank account and look at short term projections based on spending that much money per week/month and if I am spending too much I try and spend less and if I am spending too little there is much more room to spend more-budgets can be a bad idea because a lot of costs can be unpredictable one off costs and the reality of how much you are going to spend can be quite different to what you think you will spend.I think this might not work for some people as a lot of people just seem to spend all they have so need restraining by a budget.

However, I do plan on making a budget to give me an idea about how much money I will have to spend I probably won't stick too tight too it, especially when I don't know how much most things cost.
10. (Original post by rachelc142)
Yep haha ! Calculated my estimated student loan on a gov calculator, I've already applied for accommodation so I know 1)how much it costs and 2) my nearest aldi/lidl to work out my avg weekly shop then added personal expenses and worked out how much I will have leftover for societies/going out etc. It's all on an excel spreadsheet hahahaha
Oh my word I need to try this! Going to struggle with food though as I have allergies. Got a steep learning curve to journey on

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12. (Original post by whatacrydonnie)
it's only January, give yourself a break there'll be plenty of time to stress over the next few months! I got rejected from my top two choices and I don't want to go to any of the unis I've got offers for. I could apply through UCAS Extra, if there are any places left, but I'd have to reject my 3 offers for an application that may not be accepted. My family say don't risk it, but friends and teachers say go for it.
Hahahaha I know I know
Hmmmm. What are the three you really don't wanna go to & why don't you wanna go there?

(Original post by _Caz_)
Oh my word I need to try this! Going to struggle with food though as I have allergies. Got a steep learning curve to journey on

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I think it's really good as I feel confident I won't run out of money and I can survive on my loan without a job oh right, will just require careful shopping and extra time I'd imagine!

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13. (Original post by techno836)
Current Year 13 Thread Mark I

Okay so I'm not sure how I posted this without actually posting it

Final year for us all (hopefully) which will probably be the hardest, not to mention how busy we are at the start of the year with UCAS, personal statements and some you's still deciding what you want to do, but I'm sure most of us here actually know what this thread is for, if you don't open this list.
List
revision tool;
place to come and rant;
place to cry and tell us how upset you are;
express how worried you are;
get away from annoying people who aren't online;
make friends with others who are online;
get help with school/homework;
or life's general problems;
but my personal favourite is to PROCASTINATE.

Now I thought like last year we should all have our own mini briefing of our UCAS applications, so if you could PM your details like mine below and also include your University course and 18th Birthday I will add them to the expansion

UCAS Applications

Okay then so for future use I have the key below regarding university colours ;-) all prepared aren't I
Black: Sent off
Blue: Interview
Green: Offer
Red: Rejection :-(

Medicine
Medicine Connections
- Techno836 (DOB: 20/02/97) UoLeeds, UoSheffield, UoManchester, UoLiverpool

Mathematics
Mathematics Connections
- Dalek1099 (DOB: 09/10/96) UoCambridge, UoWarwick, UoDurham, UoNewcastle, UoNorthumbria

Chemistry
Chemistry Connections
- L'Evil Fish UoBristol, UoNottingham, UoWarwick

Natural Sciences

- L'Evil Fish UoCambridge, UoBath

Engineering
Engineering Connections
- suarti10 (DOB: 21/03/97) UoBrunel (Mechanical), Queen Mary (Mechanical), UoSouthampton (Electromechanical), City (Electronic and Electrical), UoKent (Electronic)

Psychology
Psychology Connections
- Beaverhausen (DOB: 17/11/96) UoLeeds, UoCardiff, UoBristol, UoBirmingham, UoDurham

Primary Education with QTS
Education/Teaching Connections
- Jams97 (DOB: 17/01/97) Sheffield Hallam, Oxford Brookes, Man Met, York St. John, UoDerby

Foreign Languages
Foreign Languages
- blamethenargles (DOB: 04/12/1996) UoNottingham (Modern w/ translation), UoSwansea (Spanish), UoYork (Spanish anad linguistics), UoBristol (Spanish and German)

Best of luck to everyone regarding their studies and application, my favourite part of this will to hopefully see us all succeed when I get to update the expansions

Have a great year everyone
I have noticed how you haven't started editing the OP yet with how people's applications have went.I have got offers back from all of the 5 universities I applied to(so mark these Green) and I haven't picked my Firm and Insurance yet my Firm will definitely be Cambridge but I am having a bit of a debate with myself about whether to Insure Durham or Warwick I will probably Insure Warwick as it is one of the COWI for Maths.

Although,Durham would have a lot of benefits for me like being close to home and not having to worry about sorting out accommodation for the second,third and fourth years as I will just live at home since it is only a bus ride away from home.

I am going to an open day in the Half Term at Warwick because I realised that I have never been to Warwick compared to visiting Durham University once as well as several visits to the place as it isn't too far away and visiting Cambridge University three times.I will then make my final decision on whether Warwick will be my Insurance or whether it will be Durham.It would have been a bad idea to Insure Warwick if I hadn't been there once as I would have been really panicked once I got in about getting there.
14. (Original post by rachelc142)
Hahahaha I know I know
Hmmmm. What are the three you really don't wanna go to & why don't you wanna go there?
weeeeell, I got rejected from Cambridge and Imperial post-interview, and I have offers from UCL, Bath and Surrey. I really really reeeeally want to go to Imperial; the others just don't measure up to Imperial in terms of reputation, graduate prospects, teaching etc - at least not in my eyes, anyway. And if I went to Imperial I'd get waaaay more money from their student grant because we're pretty poor. Especially if I'm going to be living in London, it'd be nice to have that bit of extra money.
15. (Original post by Dalek1099)
I haven't done one because I am still unsure about what the full list of costs will be.I don't usually finance that way anyway I just spend carefullyish and then monitor my bank account and look at short term projections based on spending that much money per week/month and if I am spending too much I try and spend less and if I am spending too little there is much more room to spend more-budgets can be a bad idea because a lot of costs can be unpredictable one off costs and the reality of how much you are going to spend can be quite different to what you think you will spend.I think this might not work for some people as a lot of people just seem to spend all they have so need restraining by a budget.

However, I do plan on making a budget to give me an idea about how much money I will have to spend I probably won't stick too tight too it, especially when I don't know how much most things cost.
Oh hello. Long time no see...

It's true that there are some costs you can't account for, but the majority of costs are quite predictable for the average student and you can always save up some funds for the unexpected stuff under a "miscellaneous" section. Transport costs, rent, food etc. will usually be fairly consistent.
16. (Original post by whatacrydonnie)
weeeeell, I got rejected from Cambridge and Imperial post-interview, and I have offers from UCL, Bath and Surrey. I really really reeeeally want to go to Imperial; the others just don't measure up to Imperial in terms of reputation, graduate prospects, teaching etc - at least not in my eyes, anyway. And if I went to Imperial I'd get waaaay more money from their student grant because we're pretty poor. Especially if I'm going to be living in London, it'd be nice to have that bit of extra money.
So of those three I'd go for Bath, it has amazing career prospects and a very high percentage of firsts, and just in general has a very good rep.
You get a much higher grant for London because it costs so much more to live there haha - especially as ICL is in knights bridge, it costs about £2500/month to live there. You can't survive in london as a student off your loan alone, you would either need to work every spare hour or have parental backing.
So to summarise I'd pick Bath personally Cambridge and ICL are not the be-all and end-all!

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17. (Original post by rachelc142)
So of those three I'd go for Bath, it has amazing career prospects and a very high percentage of firsts, and just in general has a very good rep.
You get a much higher grant for London because it costs so much more to live there haha - especially as ICL is in knights bridge, it costs about £2500/month to live there. You can't survive in london as a student off your loan alone, you would either need to work every spare hour or have parental backing.
So to summarise I'd pick Bath personally Cambridge and ICL are not the be-all and end-all!

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Hmm, all very valid points thanks for your opinion, I'll think it through some more
18. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
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You alright Fish?
19. (Original post by whatacrydonnie)
Hmm, all very valid points thanks for your opinion, I'll think it through some more
Any time

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20. (Original post by Dalek1099)
I have noticed how you haven't started editing the OP yet with how people's applications have went.I have got offers back from all of the 5 universities I applied to(so mark these Green) and I haven't picked my Firm and Insurance yet my Firm will definitely be Cambridge but I am having a bit of a debate with myself about whether to Insure Durham or Warwick I will probably Insure Warwick as it is one of the COWI for Maths.

Although,Durham would have a lot of benefits for me like being close to home and not having to worry about sorting out accommodation for the second,third and fourth years as I will just live at home since it is only a bus ride away from home.

I am going to an open day in the Half Term at Warwick because I realised that I have never been to Warwick compared to visiting Durham University once as well as several visits to the place as it isn't too far away and visiting Cambridge University three times.I will then make my final decision on whether Warwick will be my Insurance or whether it will be Durham.It would have been a bad idea to Insure Warwick if I hadn't been there once as I would have been really panicked once I got in about getting there.
Yeah i've been really limited to my time on here now due to many reasons one after another, but more consistently that TSR has been banned on my schools computers now under "forum chat" -.-

i probably wont update it as i have a really large backflow of stuff to update from like 3 months and thats really the job of the Uni Connect

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