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    I'm possibly going to be in the same situation...

    The only real possibilities you have were already covered here.

    1. Find cheaper accommodation
    2. Cook your own meals
    3. Find a part-time job

    I don't know what to do about going out. You may have to save clubbing for rare occasions, and stick to socializing in cheap ways ie buying some cheap beers and having a party in dorms.

    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    LOL at living on £10 a week.. Paying £9k a year+ to go to uni whilst living on £10 a week is like buying an Audi R8 and making it run on sunflower oil and pepsi
    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    I mean seriously, if your option is Uni on £10 a week or not Uni.. you surely have to go with the latter unless you can find the money from elsewhere
    What is this stupidity? You are going to university to build a successful future for yourself, not to live a lavish lifestyle. Be thankful your family can afford somewhat of the latter.

    Edit: All of these people telling OP he didn't budget properly... Jesus H Christ I'd like to see you do anything without your parents backing up your lazy lard bottoms.
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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?
    Yeah, it's a nightmare, your maintenance never covers all of your living costs. You will find though if you're good at shopping you can buy all the food you need for £10 a week.

    I would recommend getting a part time job though. A lot of students don't want to because you miss out on social life and hours of studying but it is really worth it.

    The two part time jobs I did were note taking and promoting.

    Note taking is literally going to lectures and taking notes for students with disabilities - it's the easiest job ever and pays around £10 an hour. Depending on your uni, you can do this direct through them or through an agency. If you're interested message me and I'll let you know the agencies I've worked for. One is recruiting at the moment.

    Promoting is also good as it's evening and night work so it won't interfere with lectures. Just send CVs to clubs and bars around your uni - at this time of year they will be searching for a lot of new people to take on.

    I hope this helps?
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    (Original post by LibertyMan)
    I'm possibly going to be in the same situation...

    The only real possibilities you have were already covered here.

    1. Find cheaper accommodation
    2. Cook your own meals
    3. Find a part-time job

    I don't know what to do about going out. You may have to save clubbing for rare occasions, and stick to socializing in cheap ways ie buying some cheap beers and having a party in dorms.





    What is this stupidity? You are going to university to build a successful future for yourself, not to live a lavish lifestyle. Be thankful your family can afford somewhat of the latter.

    Edit: All of these people telling OP he didn't budget properly... Jesus H Christ I'd like to see you do anything without your parents backing up your lazy lard bottoms.
    The only stupidity around here is people like you advocating someone invest close to 100k in money (fees + accomodation + opportunity cost of not working) + 4 years of their life on a £10 a week budget.

    Worrying about picking up supermarket deals and living on 16p noodles whilst having no social life is no way to live for anybody, nevermind somebody who needs to be on top of their game health, mental health and performance wise. I cannot think of a more ill judged and stupid way to give yourself a bright future

    I am doing a shop tonight and £10 will cover my petrol and beer

    If you think food and socialising costs over £10 a week are "lavish" i can only suspect you are zimbabwain or living with mummy and daddy
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    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    The only stupidity around here is people like you advocating someone invest close to 100k in money (fees + accomodation + opportunity cost of not working) + 4 years of their life on a £10 a week budget.

    Worrying about picking up supermarket deals and living on 16p noodles whilst having no social life is no way to live for anybody, nevermind somebody who needs wants to be on top of their game performance wise

    I am doing a shop tonight and £10 will cover my petrol and beer
    The important investment here is the degree, and not comfortable living, partying (its very possible to make friends and thus good connections even on a budget like that) nor petrol nor beer. You are arguing against the wind here.
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    Get a job.

    But then again, that will come with some costs - work clothes, transport, food.

    Maybe, apply for one whenever you have some time off and live at home then?
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    (Original post by LibertyMan)
    The important investment here is the degree, and not comfortable living, partying (its very possible to make friends and thus good connections even on a budget like that) nor petrol nor beer. You are arguing against the wind here.
    Comfortable living? On what planet is spending over £10 a week comfortable living?

    The degree will be a failed investment if your health and mental health are not sound and they wont be if your life for 4 years is worrying about money, turning down millions of socialising opportunities due to money and trying to find knock down supermarket deals every waking hour
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    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    Comfortable living? On what planet is spending over £10 a week comfortable living?

    The degree will be a failed investment if your health and mental health are not sound and they wont be if your life for 4 years is worrying about money, turning down millions of socialising opportunities due to money and trying to find knock down supermarket deals every waking hour
    Now we have a valid viewpoint. But it's possible and some people have no choice but to try harder odds than others. Without strength and persistence you can't achieve anything, and OP will manage if he wants to.
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    (Original post by LibertyMan)
    Now we have a valid viewpoint. But it's possible and some people have no choice but to try harder odds than others. Without strength and persistence you can't achieve anything, and OP will manage if he wants to.
    Thats a very simplistic view. Everybody is different and i have no doubt those with a passion for living frugally and seeking out and succesfully connecting with like minded others could do it but we have to assume the OP is in the 99.5% majority of people who arent like that.
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    Try approvedfood.co.uk, dirt cheap, and all in bulk, you could order for a few months at a time?xx
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    HSBC student account gives you an immediate £500 overdraft, and you can extend up to £1000 in first year, more in later years. That's an extra £25 a week, plus you get a £60 Amazon voucher
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    (Original post by Laurajayne1)
    Like i've said before it's too late now to find cheaper accommodation and to be honest i don't think the uni accommodation comes much cheaper...
    The cheapest accommodation at Falmouth is £3245 with a number of options in the £4000 range. You have chosen one of the most expensive options.
    http://www.fxplus.ac.uk/sites/defaul...2017_final.pdf

    That's a lesson for next year. Never commit to something you can't afford.
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    (Original post by difeo)
    HSBC student account gives you an immediate £500 overdraft, and you can extend up to £1000 in first year, more in later years. That's an extra £25 a week, plus you get a £60 Amazon voucher
    Santander give you an immediate £1500 and free 4 year railcard might be better off him going for that
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Visit supermarkets for free samples

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    Good tip. Which supermarkets give out free samples? Never come across any myself apart from testing a small lump of cheese once and a mininusle bit of cake. Would like to get into this . **
 
 
 
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