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    If this thread has already been done, someone please direct me to it.

    I've always heard London is the most expensive place to live and go to uni at but I've also been hearing mixed things about tuition fees. I've been told by some people that all of the universities generally have around the same tuition fees but I've been told by a few others that some actually have higher tuition fees. I wanted to settle it because me and my family don't have that much money and I wanted to conclude what universities I won't be able to afford to go to.
    Thanks.

    Edit: Sorry I didn't so much mean tuition fees (although I am curious) as the more expensive halls at unis. Me not that bright.
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    The tuition fees will be about the same
    Some universities actually lower there tuition fees to let more less wealthy students apply.
    Some down from £3000 to as low as £2000 i think or is that £2700?

    London is very expensive mainly because of the accomodation and stuff.
    It will cost a bomb and u will be under a lot of debt.
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    The majority of universities are charging £3000 per year in tuition fees from 2006, but if your household income is less than £33 000 you'll get a maintenance grant from the government of up to £2700 a year. All universities have their own grants, bursaries and scholarships as well. Apart from London, I think Exeter and Royal Holloway are probably the most expensive, and the northern unis are the cheapest.
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    I heard Bristol was pretty expensive. I'm used to London now - it really depends how you live on whether it's expensive or not.
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    i htink it has to be in london...UCL, IC and LSE area
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    Yeah I've heard Bristol is expensive too. But I think it really depends more on your spending habits than anything else.
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    (Original post by goku999)
    It will cost a bomb and u will be under a lot of debt.

    Nice pun :p:
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    The majority of universities are charging £3000 per year in tuition fees from 2006, but if your household income is less than £33 000 you'll get a maintenance grant from the government of up to £2700 a year. All universities have their own grants, bursaries and scholarships as well. Apart from London, I think Exeter and Royal Holloway are probably the most expensive, and the northern unis are the cheapest.
    But Edinburgh, Durham and St. Andrews all buck the trend of cheap northern universities to varying degrees. That said, I've never though of Edinburgh as being northern!
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    I believe that Imperial College London has the highest student accomodation prices in the country - £128 a week for a single ensuite room (in our premier hall of residence), soon to be £144 a week!

    Mind you, compared to the block of expensive apartments just 30 metres away, where renting a 3 bedroom flat costs you £2500-£3000 A WEEK, we've got a very good deal going! The hall is right next to the Royal Albert Hall, in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea, Chelsea FC is the local football club, and Harrods is one of the closest supermarkets! Not to mention the many international embassies around, and the V&A, Natural History Museum and National Science Museum within 5 minutes walk!
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    (Original post by 4Ed)
    I believe that Imperial College London has the highest student accomodation prices in the country - £128 a week for a single ensuite room (in our premier hall of residence), soon to be £144 a week!

    Mind you, compared to the block of expensive apartments just 30 metres away, where renting a 3 bedroom flat costs you £2500-£3000 A WEEK, we've got a very good deal going! The hall is right next to the Royal Albert Hall, in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea, Chelsea FC is the local football club, and Harrods is one of the closest supermarkets! Not to mention the many international embassies around, and the V&A, Natural History Museum and National Science Museum within 5 minutes walk!
    Which is all very nice if you can afford it rather than hiding in your room dressed in rags eating beans on toast for the 6th week running :p:
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    Bristol is an expensive city. I don't know about the uni halls etc.
    But having family in Plymouth when comparing the prices of everything it is always cheaper there. Quite expensive houses in Bristol as well.
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    Yes, Exeter is expensive by virtue of its accommodation. Highest priced halls are £130 per week, but at least you're getting what you paid for: double bed, en-suite, catered, heated towel rail, new facilities, view over the valley etc. The self catered is really expensive too. And the worst accommodation is £60, would be worth about £35 in my opinion.

    However, I have a friend studying in Canterbury who pays £100 for a self-catered, rather dingy place.
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    buckinghamshire is hella expensivo.
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    buckinghamshire is hella expensivo.
    I'll second that. Even the university is(uni of buckingham)-its independent so tuition fees cost a bomb. And the other uni is *****.(bcuc)
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    (Original post by Sorani)
    I've been told by some people that all of the universities generally have around the same tuition fees but I've been told by a few others that some actually have higher tuition fees. I wanted to settle it because me and my family don't have that much money and I wanted to conclude what universities I won't be able to afford to go to.
    erm..you pay tuition 'top up fees' after you've graduated? so as long as you plan on getting your own job, i don't see how your family income will preclude you from being able to afford them? & if anything, you'll be lucky in having less to pay back by virtue of your family position..

    ..oh & i imagine most of the unis charging the full £3,000 will generally be "richer" more "prestigious" ones - so offering relatively whopping bursaries to those students who win places on merit but 'can't afford' to go..


    but that's just tuition fee rants - on general living expenses - i guess i'd just say what everyone else had - london is expensive. south is also generally more expensive than the north. but certain unis massively subsidise uni accom. & have pretty generous hardship grants - which is nice of them.. :p:
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    :bawling: Sorry for my last comment, whoever neg repped me :bawling:

    I won't do it again
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    (Original post by PQ)
    http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-file...08/23/bank.pdf

    2004 Student Living Index of the cheapest/most expensive student cities in the UK
    Woo Cardiff was no. 5 for cheapest cities. I'm so happy I'm going to Cardiff
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    bristol is fairly expensive. Its not so bad in halls, although there are going to be price rises but private accmodation is quite pricey depending on where you want to live.part of the problem is that the student areas tend to be in the most desireable parts of the city and as such a lot of students are paying the premium for location. it is possible to live fairly cheaply, you jsut have to go quite far from the uni and into the less desireable places. Average rent would be from about £290- 310 per month. Also you have to pay for a 12 month lease unlike a lot of uni's. Ho
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    (Original post by PQ)
    http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-file...08/23/bank.pdf

    2004 Student Living Index of the cheapest/most expensive student cities in the UK
    Don't know quite where they got the idea that Cambridge students need to spend £170 a week not including accommodation... I'd have to try fairly hard to spend even half of that.
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    (Original post by Butterfly)
    Woo Cardiff was no. 5 for cheapest cities. I'm so happy I'm going to Cardiff
    Yeah ive heard its really cheap there, im so excited now
 
 
 

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