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    i'm pretty fortunate, in that my parents have said (fingers crossed) they will pay for accommodation, books and food. for socialising, clothes and toilettries im on my own. im planning to read medicine, so i guess a part time job isn't an option. how much should i save for the first year?
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    thanks!
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    Remeber, you only really need to have enough to cover your first term. You should be able to work enough in the holidays to cover the rest of your time at uni. Obviously try and save as much as possible but don't feel you need to save everything straight away. Who is paying your fees? Because if it's your parents then as far as i can tell you've got your whole loan to spend on just going out. That's loads!!!!

    My Nottingham website says in a year the avergae spending is 400 on clothes. Try and work out how much you would spend a week. How much does alcohol cost you? Clothes? Transport? See how much you spend now and up it a little bit for uni due to going out more etc. That should give you a good idea of how much you need to save. O and remember that Freshers week is likely to be expensive too. xx
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    (Original post by mousey)
    You should be able to work enough in the holidays to cover the rest of your time at uni.
    Do not rely on this though! Trust me, finding a job in the holidays can be a hell of a lot harder than you'd think - many companies don't want students who'll be leaving after the holidays!

    Best thing to do is get a job over the summer with a company who will take you back over the winter and easter
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    ^^ I'll second that. It's always safe to make sure you can cover all your outgoings and as for how much to save - save as much as you can, what's the harm in having more money than you need? :confused:

    Personally, I'd never spend all my savings anyway - put some away for when you graduate, you'll want it when you want to buy your own place, car, etc.
 
 
 

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