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    I submitted my UCAS form, 3 graduate diplomas in nursing and 2 courses that are 3 years. Applied to 3 central London uni's as well as Kingston and Middlesex. Presuming I get an offer I would be entitled to over £7500 a year of NHS bursary.

    I aim to pay around £100 per week for accommodation including heating/lighting and I can cook my own food well, so won't buy packaged meals but I'm really worried I won't be able to afford living in the capital! I will be moving out from home to go to London and plan to base myself there when I graduate, which'll be in 2/3 years time. As the courses are pretty intense I don't expect to do much clubbing either, or have a job.

    I would have £3000+ of bursary left over from rent. I am taking about £750 with me to uni and I have a bank account from my parents with around £2k but that's for emergencies/post-graduation. I'm unable to save much money from now til September too.
    Do you think it's enough?? I'm thinking of changing a UCAS choice if it isn't.

    Sorry for the rant btw.
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    It should be enough. Unless you're one of those who goes out drinking most nights?
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    (Original post by FudgeStick)
    I submitted my UCAS form, 3 graduate diplomas in nursing and 2 courses that are 3 years. Applied to 3 central London uni's as well as Kingston and Middlesex. Presuming I get an offer I would be entitled to over £7500 a year of NHS bursary.

    I aim to pay around £100 per week for accommodation including heating/lighting and I can cook my own food well, so won't buy packaged meals but I'm really worried I won't be able to afford living in the capital! I will be moving out from home to go to London and plan to base myself there when I graduate, which'll be in 2/3 years time. As the courses are pretty intense I don't expect to do much clubbing either, or have a job.

    I would have £3000+ of bursary left over from rent. I am taking about £750 with me to uni and I have a bank account from my parents with around £2k but that's for emergencies/post-graduation. I'm unable to save much money from now til September too.
    Do you think it's enough?? I'm thinking of changing a UCAS choice if it isn't.

    Sorry for the rant btw.
    how is that not enough?
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    If you can find accom that £100 a week I dont see why not , you could always get a part time job (I know it's hard with nursing but can be possible) but even without I think you'll be fine .
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    I just read somewhere you need a minimum of £10k to live in London per year. London weighting for the bursary is only £1000 more than if I was living in, say, Manchester or Leeds.
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    You will be fine.

    Just need to have good money management.

    Don't blow it all on booze and drugs, etc.

    Have a good time, yes, cheaply.

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    I don't see a problem unless you pay fees from the bursary?
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    (Original post by Fusion)
    I don't see a problem unless you pay fees from the bursary?
    No fees...I suppose I shouldn't be so worried. :o:
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    (Original post by FudgeStick)
    I just read somewhere you need a minimum of £10k to live in London per year. London weighting for the bursary is only £1000 more than if I was living in, say, Manchester or Leeds.
    I live on 7k per year and cope fine. I usually have change (at least £20) from my £80pw budget. But then again, I don't go out drinking or go to parties.
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    £100 a week including heating isn't likely to be possible in central London, but you could do it in outer London.
 
 
 
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