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    Obviously university life can be rather expensive, especially as some are living on campus or rented accommodation down the road. Not that I want to generalize, but I'd imagine a good percentage of TSR participants have to pay for their own study.

    Are you planning on working whilst at university?

    The other question is aimed at those who have already done a year at least at university whilst juggling both lives.

    Did it affect your university results?
    Was it extremely stressful, and how many hours did you do per week at what times.

    Sorry for the vastness of questions. A girl friend recently graduated whilst in a 20 hour per week job and still managed to get a 2:1. I know she is academically extremely bright, but I need to understand if this is possible amongst the normal Joe Bloggs.

    Thank you!
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    i worked last year whilst at uni, 16 hours a week. it might not take time away from your uni work, but away from social - i had to work at 8am on saturdays so couldn't go out on fridays :eek:

    plus i ended up hating the job which didn't help

    i think its obviously better not to work if you can, but its not always possible.

    if you are going to work i'd find a job that you will enjoy, possibly relevant to what you want to do in the long run, and for as few hours as you can
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    I'm going to come back and work at Waitrose when I'm home for the holidays. No work for me while I'm studying.
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    wel im planning on workin around 17 hrs a week and more durin the hols - the less debt im in by the time ive finished the better!!
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    ^^ yeah the same

    working whilst in uni is the only way i can afford to do it
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    I'm planning on working about 2 full days a week, so 16 hours or so. I worked out that if I don't get a job then I'll have exactly £2.07 per week to live on! :eek:
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    I definitely need to work however am currently undecided as to how many hours! I work on a sunday (6hours at waterstones) and have the option to work saturdays as well (8.5 hours). But im dont know whether this will be too much, coz i wouldnt really be able to go out fri or sat night, and the weekend is really the only proper time i will get to spend with my boyfriend. Do u think this is too much, and i should just stick with 6 hours??!

    Sorry to crash the thread by the way!!
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    £2.07 a week!!? yikes, lol, im gonna live of about £70 a week for food n booze n things!
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    im working at boots in an airport at the moment just on the weekends but when i start uni i am planning to carry on with the job, so on sat and sundays i will be working 5am - 2pm but it means i cant socialise on fri and sat night which will be a bummer
    but i need the cash! i guess im gunna party during the week, just hope i can get up in the morning!
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    I have to fully support myself. My husband and I are both students and not eligable for loans etc (although we may....hehe..working on that now).
    Neither one of our parents can support us, unfortunately. But that has never stopped me. I have worked through most of university and I am going to do it again.
    I will possibly work full time hours. I am a very organised person and work has never stopped me from achieving good grades.
    Even though it may cut some of my social time short, I always manage to meet my friends, go to all the gigs etc I want to and visit friends and family all over Europe. On top of that I also make music and am working on an exhibition with my friends.

    Sometimes I do wish my days were longer, but if you wanna do what you want to do and so on, it works.
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    Im intending to work 16 hours at the shop i currently work at. I took the idea of getting a job close to my campus(20 mins walk) so i could start soon after/before uni. I think im working 10-6 on Sundays (paid lunch), 5-9 Thursdays and afew odd hours now and then. Might have to cut down the hours but i'll see how I get on- i figure 10am on a Sunday gives enough recovery time- and both finishing times will allow me to party straight after work.. plus the extra £88 will come in handy!
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    I did 15-20 hours a week working for Pizza Hut last year. Yeah the hours were unsociable (it was often 3-4 evenings a week finishing anytime from 10-12) but it meant I saved money as I couldn't go out and spend it as much!! And you don't miss out on that much. In my opinion a job is well worth it!! Overall last year I got 58% which is a high 2:2 and since I only needed to pass to get into yr 2 I was well chuffed!!
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    I work 18.5 hours a week (in a job i really enjoy) for £10.50(ish) an hour.

    Although my job isn’t directly related to International Relations (it is in the political field), it’s absolutely fascinating.
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    (Original post by martynwilliams)
    I work 18.5 hours a week (in a job i really enjoy) for £10.50(ish) an hour.

    Although my job isn’t directly related to International Relations (it is in the political field), it’s absolutely fascinating.
    Wow thats gd money!

    I am definately gonna hav 2 work but i dunno how many hours or wen i fit it in! Will jst hav 2 wait and c.
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    I'm going to have to get a job.My incomings and outgoings are just frighteningly far apart.
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    (Original post by parties-r-us!)
    £2.07 a week!!? yikes, lol, im gonna live of about £70 a week for food n booze n things!
    £70 a week! You lucky.... :p:
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    yeah £70 pound is a bit i have like 40 a week, including like food and clothes etc. I need a job desperately, i want to finish my driving lessons and test aswell while at uni, but im not too sure thats going to happen.
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    Screw working at uni!
    -Its suppost to be the bast time of your life, i'll think about the debt at the end.

    -Plus i might get some cash during my intergrated year in industry?


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    I didn't plan on working before I went to uni as I can get hold of as much money as I need to. Took an 8 hour job out of sheer boredom at the end of the first semester though and stayed with it for nearly 3 years. Left at the end of last year though, and it's been a lot less pressure since then.

    Obviously depends on the workload of your course, but I'd say that if you can manage without a job then that's the way I'd go.
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    i dont intend to work at uni, but to make sure i have enough money i have saved up a lot of money by working full time over the summer, so i now have me loan and my saved money to live off, which would give me about £60 a week after all me outgoings have been paid!

    I also intend to go back to my job when i come home at christmas and next summer, to save up more money.
 
 
 
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