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    So yeah...I got an unconditional offer from one of the unis I applied to but I don't like DON'T have the money to pay for my accommodation. And no, my parents CAN'T help me. I also can't get a job and pay rent because I'm not a British citizen...because if you're not a UK citizen you need a work permit in order to get a job...and it's almost impossible to get a work permit if you're not already a student.

    Any suggestions of what I can do other than hang myself, shoot myself, put a needle in my eye etc?
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    So yeah...I got an unconditional offer from one of the unis I applied to but I don't like DON'T have the money to pay for my accomodation. And no, my parents CAN'T help me. I also can't get a job and pay rent because I'm not a British citizen...because if you're not a UK citizen you need a work permit in order to get a job...and it's almost impossible to get a work permit if you're not already a student.

    Any suggestions of what I can do other than hang myself, shoot myself, put a needle in my eye etc?
    Speak to student support services at your (potential) university. They may be able to offer you a bursary or even find you some cheaper accommodation.

    Can you not get a job back home and safe up until it's time for you to pay?
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    Shift foods, na'm saying?
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    There are ways. The university must have come across this sort of thing before and the student services team will know how to help. Most uni's I spoke to when I applied said they have a policy that nobody should drop out due to lack of money.
    Good luck
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    Win the lottery? :dontknow:
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    prostitution (of yourself or others)...gun running, drugs smuggling, contract kills....
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    (Original post by M_E_X)
    Speak to student support services at your (potential) university. They may be able to offer you a bursary or even find you some cheaper accommodation.

    Can you not get a job back home and safe up until it's time for you to pay?
    Jobs back home(eastern europe) pay very little, there's no way i can save 3000 pounds(something like that) in 8 moths.
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    (Original post by Conor Tickner)
    There are ways. The university must have come across this sort of thing before and the student services team will know how to help. Most uni's I spoke to when I applied said they have a policy that nobody should drop out due to lack of money.
    Good luck
    Interesting

    I'll call them and ask if I can deffer my entry till next year becasue I haven't managed to save enough money and then, hopefully, they'll say something along the lines 'we have a policy that nobody should drop out due to lack of money, maybe we can help by blablabla' ...wishful thinking but I'll try.
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    very wishful thinking!
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    right, if you don't have ~£3k for accommodation how do you expect to be able to afford £10k+ for international fees?
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    Get a loan from the university??? And see if there is anyway that the uni can get around the whole work status problem..
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    The OP says they're from eastern europe, presumably in the eu so would pay eu tuition fees.
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    (Original post by sadie-kiki)
    right, if you don't have ~£3k for accommodation how do you expect to be able to afford £10k+ for international fees?
    the OP is from the EU so they pay home fees & get a loan for that
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    the OP is from the EU so they pay home fees & get a loan for that
    well if they're from the EU there's nothing to stop them from coming over here first and working :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by sadie-kiki)
    right, if you don't have ~£3k for accommodation how do you expect to be able to afford £10k+ for international fees?
    those are covered by the student loan company.
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    (Original post by sadie-kiki)
    well if they're from the EU there's nothing to stop them from coming over here first and working :rolleyes:
    if you don't know what you're talking about you should just shut up. romanian and bulgarian nationals still need a work permit in order to work in the EU.
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    I'm pretty sure you - as a student - could get said working permit...
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    All I'll say is talk to the university before dropping out, there is usually help available.
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    If you can't afford to pay your rent then don't come to the UK. Nobody is going to pay it for you when you get over here.

    There are many many students who struggle for money, you're kidding yourself if you think in the current economic situation, that universities have spare money to subsidise somebodys living costs.
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    if you don't know what you're talking about you should just shut up. romanian and bulgarian nationals still need a work permit in order to work in the EU.
    yes...and?
    you're just making excuses. If a random person from there with no qualifications from bulgaria can get a work permit to come here and wash cars, you, with presumably post leaving school ones and a place a university, would in all probability be given one too. As far as I can see this thread is attention seeking and you're just not committed enough to get off your backside and work here. Have you even tried to get a work permit? What about in any other european country? As a citizen of an EU member state there are far lower hurdles to jump over to get work, you just need to make the effort.
 
 
 
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