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    Heyhey, Im starting Uni in September and like most people, I intend to have a budgeting plan- or at least an attempt at one! So in afew weeks im going to sit down with my parents and work out what expenditure i have, my expected income and expected outgoings.

    Can anyone tell me what to expect with my outgoings? So far i have the following:

    Tuition Fees (£100 per month)
    Relevant Books (No idea!)
    Accomodation/Rent + Bills (Unsure as of yet)
    Internet Access (£17 per month)
    Mobile Phone Bill (£30 per month)
    Food (Unsure as of yet)
    Socialising (No idea!)
    Clothes (Based on the above)
    Misc. Spending Money (Based on the above)

    Also, could anyone give me an idea into how much you spend on the above? Along with any other large payments you may have.

    Thanks
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    food and toiletries (i added toiletries incase you need them, lol) - £30
    books - £8-10
    socialising - £3-£10
    clothes - £10
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    This is the budegeting guide (per week) that I looked at in the uni prospectus that I'm going in. Different prospectus might say something different for the budgeting stuff.

    Rent and bills: £70
    food and toiletries: £30
    phone/mobile: £0-30
    books and equipment: £8
    clothes and shoes: £10
    birthday presents etc...: £3
    TV license: £2.50
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    I would imagine internet access is cheaper than you put down, and you can find out rent from your unis accommodation office - though £200-£300 pm (uncatered) is a rough guide. Food costs depend on how much you eat and what - I know people who spend anything from £10 to £30 a week.

    Remember to include one off expences like freshers week / summer ball.
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    (Original post by loftx)
    I would imagine internet access is cheaper than you put down, and you can find out rent from your unis accommodation office - though £200-£300 pm (uncatered) is a rough guide. Food costs depend on how much you eat and what - I know people who spend anything from £10 to £30 a week.

    Remember to include one off expences like freshers week / summer ball.
    I thought internet connection was included in the rent or does it depend on the uni.
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    (Original post by trev)
    I thought internet connection was included in the rent or does it depend on the uni.
    I think it depends on the uni...
    you don't have transportation costs in your budget yet - will depend where you study of course and how far halls/supermarket/town centre/home are from where you live.
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    Don't forget, you have to pay your tuition fees all in one go, and you have to pay accomodation fees at the beginning of each respective term! You aren't allowed to pay a little bit each month, as far as I know.
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    Don't forget, you have to pay your tuition fees all in one go, and you have to pay accomodation fees at the beginning of each respective term! You aren't allowed to pay a little bit each month, as far as I know.
    It will depend on your uni - most unis split tuition and accommodation into 3 payments because that's how you get your loan. For this reason i can't see why you would want to pay it monthly, but if you were in serious financial difficulty the uni would probably let you pay differently
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    (Original post by trev)
    food and toiletries (i added toiletries incase you need them, lol) - £30
    books - £8-10
    socialising - £3-£10
    clothes - £10
    No way, you'd have to be a hermit to spend that little on socialising. And books will cost more too, depending on your course and the university library. But remember, you will have to pay some things in bulk sums so having a weekly budget is probably a little useless.
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    here's mine a week

    socialising- £10
    food- £10
    books - hardly anything! probably about £60 all year
    clothes- £5/10
    other bits and pieces (birthday present etc.)- £5
    travel- £5/10 a week
    phone- £20 a month

    i always reckoned about £50 a week if you don't count fees and rent

    lou xxx
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    Here's mine, but I usually go over:

    Weekly Expenses

    Food Shopping £25
    Travel & Transport £10
    Entertainment & Eating Out (Incl. Lunch) £10
    Clothing £7
    Stationary & Books £5

    Monthly Expenses

    Gas £5*
    Electricity £17*
    Telephone £5*
    Mobile Phone £25
    Internet £10*
    Rent £325*

    Annual Expenses

    TV Licence £60.50*
    Water Rates £130*

    Items with a * are a half-share cost between 2 people. Budget was compiled last year so some things (like TV licence has gone up I think? and I've changed internet providers so it's a little bit cheaper now) have changed.

    Obviously if you're staying in halls, then things like electric, gas, heating, water costs are included in your rent.
 
 
 
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