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    (Original post by Libtolu)
    My mates families are all on far far lower pay than mine but they get way more than me for christmas and birthdays and just in general.

    They go on holidays as well(as do i) so that in turn proves that they see more money from their families even if mine earns more and my mum earns like 300 over the boundary for ema. it really does suck.
    So let's draw the boundary £300 later just for your requirements..
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    So let's draw the boundary £300 later just for your requirements..
    Wait, are you saying you have the power to change this right now?
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    My Man brings home the bacon
    Expenditure - Mortgage, Car, Food & Shoes =)
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)
    why do you want to know, op?
    I am going to be an undergraduate next year, hopefully in England, and I want to know how people spend their money, and how they are financed, so that I can 'figure it out' for myself. :cool:
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    (Original post by Omani_Me93)
    What is your source of income?
    How do you spend your money?:p:
    Pre-uni - job
    uni - parents ^.^
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    (Original post by sadiechantel)
    Part time job
    spent on everything and anything, i spend far far too much
    Oh and rich dads :love:
    u got 2 dads
    lmao
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    Student loan, grant, bursary, scholarship, online surveys.

    Spent on: Rent, food, travel [around London], gifts for family and the odd shopping bill or item they need, phone credit, books, clothes and accessories, socialising.
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    Student loan..

    Spending most of my money on travel at the moment (on exchange in MEXICO!!!)
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    Student loan to pay for my accomodation/living costs.

    I also had a job up until I started uni, so saved up a lot of money from that. Went back to the same job over christmas to earn a bit more.
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    Job, parents, ebay.

    Food, skiing stuff, car, petrol.
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    Bursaries, scholarship, student loans... Though some of my money hasn't come through yet it seems...
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    The bank of mum for now. In about 9 months it should be SF with any luck
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    Got a student loan and grant which all goes towards my fees and accommodation.
    Got a part-time job for other stuff. Try and save about £100 a month and normally buy a nice dress or clothes (no more than £60) every month and the rest goes on goes on going out, food and general living costs
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    Parents pay for accommodation and i pay for everything else with money i earned before university. (SAAS pay tutition fees).
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    (Original post by alixxxxxx1)
    Got a student loan and grant which all goes towards my fees and accommodation.
    Got a part-time job for other stuff. Try and save about £100 a month and normally buy a nice dress or clothes (no more than £60) every month and the rest goes on goes on going out, food and general living costs
    How difficult is it getting a part-time job as a student?

    I like your 'strategy' (Y)
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    So let's draw the boundary £300 later just for your requirements..
    yes please
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    Before uni, I had a part time job and lived off of that.
    Now I'm at uni, my grandparents help out my parents with accomodation and my student loan goes into my parents' account. I have a direct debit of £250 from them on the 1st of every month.
    Over christmas they and my grandparents all clubbed together to get me a laptop and digital camera, plus sorting out my phone contract each month. So I just budget that £250 for food, clothes, textbooks, travel and going out each month.
    However, though my dad earns way above the means tested threshold, the mortgage, having 4 young siblings back at home and it having just been christmas means they're a bit strapped for cash right now so after my exams are finished next week, I'm going to do my best to find a good part time job so they can reduce my direct debit to £100-150 a month.
    I've got some savings but they're for my mum's birthday in May (she hasn't bought any new clothes for herself in about 5 years, so I'm going to take her shopping and get her a whole new wardrobe, which is gonna cost haha.)
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    (Original post by Omani_Me93)
    How difficult is it getting a part-time job as a student?

    I like your 'strategy' (Y)
    i found it really hard i just got lucky and out of 50 or so things i applied for i got 2 interviews...one unsuccessful (didnt really want the job anyway luckily) and the other successful. you've just got to keep trying really and have some experience
 
 
 

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