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    too much

    3000something for tuition fees, about the same for rent. 400ish for travelling and say maybe 500 on top of that for myself and a bit more for food. id say about 8-9000?
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    (Original post by Lulope)
    How did that work?
    I lived at home for my first year, paid my tuition fee with my maintenance grant and bursary, and my job paid for other general things.
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    About £8,000 first year if you include interest on top
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    (Original post by Pinball_heart)
    I lived at home for my first year, paid my tuition fee with my maintenance grant and bursary, and my job paid for other general things.
    Then it was still costing you. :yep:
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    I've somehow managed to spend £2400 the first term alone.

    And that's not including the tuition fees. :sigh:
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    (Original post by hontoir)
    Yes, I used to commute every day into Swansea,

    tuition fees £1800
    rent £2400
    petrol £2150 approx
    car 1 £1500 (amount i lost when selling afterwards)
    car 2 £8000 (cost to buy)
    car 3 £4700 (restoration)
    drink £2000 approx

    which is £22,550
    Haha. Very funny. :/

    I think I've got enough to see me through uni at 12k a year, so all is good
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    (Original post by lilangel890)
    Haha. Very funny. :/

    I think I've got enough to see me through uni at 12k a year, so all is good
    I dont see anything funny about it tbh.. :confused:
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    Then it was still costing you. :yep:
    If you read my first post I said technically debt free.
    I didn't say free.
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    (Original post by Pinball_heart)
    If you read my first post I said technically debt free.
    I didn't say free.
    Q. How much did your First Year cost?
    A. NOTHING.


    :p: It's no big deal. Just saying.
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    (Original post by hontoir)
    I dont see anything funny about it tbh.. :confused:
    3 cars. Ha
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    (Original post by lilangel890)
    3 cars. Ha
    Well i have owned car 3 since i was 15 and still do

    car 1 i sold (thort i made that obvious)

    and i bought car 2
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    (Original post by hontoir)
    Well i have owned car 3 since i was 15 and still do

    car 1 i sold (thort i made that obvious)

    and i bought car 2
    :rolleyes:
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    umm my income for the year is in the region of £7500, but I expect to have about £2000ish if not more (hopefully more) saved by the end of the year (before I start second year) assuming I get the same income again (I'll probs have a bit less - I won't have a job) I want to still manage to save £2000 ish. Keep building on those savings to minimise debt when I leave uni.

    I should get a Job
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    Around £10k including fees.
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    I don't get fees

    Accomodation about 2,300 for 10 which my mum is indly playing
    Saas gives me 200 quid for 10 months, so thats another 2000
    At the start the books were about 90, the culinary stuff was about 100, extra crap was about 100
    Then of course freshers I spent about 200 on nothing

    Overall about £5000


    :| Gosh! And I earned 1000 over christmas and I dont have a penny to show for it :|
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    Makes you wonder doesnt it?

    If most of us manage to survive on £8-12k a year, why do so many people with £20k+ salaries manage to get into horrendous amounts of debt?
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    I live at my parents house and get my fee's payed for me, got a 3 grand loan out for cloths/booze/food etc which is just enough for them often im skint lol
    so 3k for the 30 odd weeks
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    So far I have saved £2500 I think I could save above £5000 come September, plus my grant which would be probably £3000. £8000 will be enough for year 1 right? RIGHT?!
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    A LOT
    I worked, had help from my parents, and STILL went into my overdraft at the end of every term. And I'm not one of those people who goes out drinking all the time/goes on mad shopping sprees. I was even on a budget on £30 a week for a while, and I stuck to it for almost a whole term. IDk where the money went :iiam:
    To be fair though, my loan didn't even cover my accommodation fees....
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    People are making it out as if it costs loads. I go to uni in Leeds and probably paid £4,000 for accomodation which included food and then had a £40 a week budget so £2,000. Then add another thousand for travel expenses, presents, excessive weeks etc. so overall about £7,000.

    But you can do it much more cheaply. I was in catered accomodation which while easy and sociable doesn't save you money. Go for the cheapest accomodation (providing it's not really far out meaning you pay what you saved back in travel expenses) and look for self-catered accomodation. If you cook as a pair you can save a fair bit of money - probs make it about £10-15 a week and making packed lunches will also save you a fair deal.

    I also have a shopping addiction. If you draw out money at the beginning of the week and then not draw out any more, you will know exactly how much you have to spend. It's easier to see how when you spend £5 on lunch, you have exactly £5 less to spend when you go out.

    My boyfriend doesn't spend as much as me, and still gets on fine at uni :-)
 
 
 
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