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I was just wondering how much ppl survive off at uni a week - at d mo ive worked out il av a mere £30 a week 2 live off in d first term. Uni is so god damn expensive iv spent just under a grand already and im 2 weeks from starting uni. No doubt il av 2 use my overdraft 2 survive. Do ppl use credit cards 2? if so which bank got d best rates.
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you could always have a part time job - an extra £40 - £60 a week will always come in handy and thats just a couple days working
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You can spend £10-20 on food a week, if you do your own cooking and only buy value brands.

Then if you feel you have to get drunk when you go out you could drink before you go as that is much cheaper. Or you could just stick to coke.

Credit cards aren't a good idea, as they have high interest rates and you will end up owing far more than you borrowed if you only make the minimum payments for a while. It's much better to use your interest free overdraft.
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Uni isn't expensive, unless you have to pay your own fees.

I can survive on £15 a week at a push, not including rent. But then again. I am a bit of a hermit and rarely go out.
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i just had to pay my fees and my loan will pay my accomadation for the first term with £100 left over

so at the mo my savings ( that i have left ) mean i got £500 to live off until my next loan installment - but i am also working
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God damn yeah I forgot my student loan covers my rent and food for the academic year. I take it back, uni is expensive! :eek:
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£80 I think is a good figure.
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i reckon i cud survive off £20 quid for food easily, but i dont kno how much im gona have left out of my loan and overdraft for socialising, i reckon il get a part time job
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£80 per week!!!

im hoping about half of that per week!
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If your accomodation is catered 7 days a week, how much would people spend eating out?
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if i was to live just on my loan then...

my first installement of £1398 - first accom installment £1172 = £226

£226 / 10 weeks ( first term ) = £22.60 per week to live on

o dear - i got to pay £10 per week for my mobile

£12.60 to live on !! this is when a job looks real good - extra £65 per week
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Why don't you work during the summer and apply for sponsorship?
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(Original post by purplecrayon)
£80 per week!!!

im hoping about half of that per week!
I somehow spent £180 a week last year. (not including rent, but including a holiday, and like everything except rent). But it's still an obscene amount. I think if you expect to spend considerably less than that then it's not going to happen unless you have generous parents who drive to uni and buy you groceries and pay your tuition fees and bills etc. Though if I spend anything like £180 a week this year I won't make it to Christmas.
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I somehow spent £180 a week last year. (not including rent, but including a holiday, and like everything except rent). But it's still an obscene amount. I think if you expect to spend considerably less than that then it's not going to happen unless you have generous parents who drive to uni and buy you groceries and pay your tuition fees and bills etc.
I spent about £200 a week also! And that is not including the holiday I had in the summer hehe
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im number crunching at the mo...and thinking!

£500 savings at the mo ( plus tutition fees paid ) / 10 weeks = £50 per week + £22.60

= 72.60 per week

+ £65 from work = £137.60 per week - easily live off

i think the key to living comfortable is to save and work
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Depends on whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, if you love to go out then I assume the cost would be considerably more. I hope to get by on £10-15 per week as I am in catered halls and thus I have no need to buy food.
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To those spending 200 a week; Was that on "going out" or food, clothes etc?
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To those spending 200 a week; Was that on "going out" or food, clothes etc?
It came about from a combination of big purchases (holiday abroad, digital camera + printer, dinner jacket suit, ball ticket) all of which cost me in the hundreds. Then in the first term I bought loads of things like an iron, a CD player etc (things for your room). Then lots of "I'm bored, I'm going to Sainsburys." "I'm bored, I'm going to London." "I simply have to see this band, I'm going to buy really expensive tickets off ebay, then buy a full price train ticket to Manchester." Then yes I spent a shitload on alcohol and going out.
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Goodness me. Where did you buy your dinner jacket from? Parents can't have been pleased!
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Goodness me. Where did you buy your dinner jacket from? Parents can't have been pleased!
Burton. My parents don't mind so much, they didn't actually give me that much money, it just means I'm exceptionally far into debt now =P
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