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    Hey,

    I'm hoping to go into uni in September 2011 and I'm kind of scared about how I'm going to finance it.
    Looking at the Student Calculator, I'm going to get £2906 and £3497 a year off the government and £1000 off the university.
    If my accommodation was £75 - £90 a week on a 40 week let, would I still have enough money left per week to get me food, books and the odd night out?

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    Well, worst case scenario your accomodation is £3,600 for a 40 week let. You have £3,803 a year left to fund everything else, which works out at £316 a month, or £79 a week. Do you think you can live off £79 a week?
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    Wow they starting early this year. You will have enough, in fact you will be comfortable.

    Edit: Just seen your UCAS choices, this saddens me, SERIOUSLY, you want to do business and you cant calculate a simple amount of money, FML.
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      Part time job, is not rocket science.
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      (Original post by lazy smurf)
      Wow they starting early this year. You will have enough, in fact you will be comfortable.

      Edit: Just seen your UCAS choices, this saddens me, SERIOUSLY, you want to do business and you cant calculate a simple amount of money, FML.
      Just noticed this too. What a pity.
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      (Original post by lazy smurf)
      Wow they starting early this year. You will have enough, in fact you will be comfortable.

      Edit: Just seen your UCAS choices, this saddens me, SERIOUSLY, you want to do business and you cant calculate a simple amount of money, FML.
      (Original post by TravelGuru)
      Just noticed this too. What a pity.
      Woah, woah easy with the hating....obviously I worked things out before I came on here, but I just wanted to know if in practice the budget still extends well.

      Jesus Christ, excuse me for being thorough
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      (Original post by TravelGuru)
      Well, worst case scenario your accomodation is £3,600 for a 40 week let. You have £3,803 a year left to fund everything else, which works out at £316 a month, or £79 a week. Do you think you can live off £79 a week?
      Well I would say thats totally do-able considering I live off £79 a week and my rent is £50 of that....so actually I live off £29 to pay for shopping and bills etc....
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      (Original post by TravelGuru)
      Wow. I spend £80 a week on food alone.
      What the hell are you buying?
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      (Original post by SPMS)
      Typical TSRian - what kind of food, as that seems rather excessive.
      Oh I'm glad you think so, as I haven't been around that long. Just the normal, vegetables, fresh meat, biscuits, drink (not alcaholic) etc. This is for myself and my partner, not just me I should point out.
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      (Original post by TravelGuru)
      Oh I'm glad you think so, as I haven't been around that long. Just the normal, vegetables, fresh meat, biscuits, drink (not alcaholic) etc. This is for myself and my partner, not just me I should point out.
      To be fair £80 still seems like a lot for 2 people - Ours seems to vary week on week but it averages about £35/£40 for two of us, including a bottle of wine
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      (Original post by TravelGuru)
      Oh I'm glad you think so, as I haven't been around that long. Just the normal, vegetables, fresh meat, biscuits, drink (not alcaholic) etc. This is for myself and my partner, not just me I should point out.
      That does clear things up.

      alcoholic*
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      (Original post by SPMS)
      That does clear things up.

      alcoholic*

      Do you think that is still a lot?
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      Hey, Try going on direct gov website and finding out how much money you will get from loans and grantts etc. Many uni's publish thier own budget calacuator and you can find out how much accodmation is and work these into the spreadsheet to work out how much money you will have to play with.
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      (Original post by GeoMyles)
      Hey, Try going on direct gov website and finding out how much money you will get from loans and grantts etc. Many uni's publish thier own budget calacuator and you can find out how much accodmation is and work these into the spreadsheet to work out how much money you will have to play with.
      Don't go for a loan. As it is difficult to pay the debt after that.
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      (Original post by Wystan)
      Don't go for a loan. As it is difficult to pay the debt after that.
      What would you suggest they use then. Prehaps a grant which won't cover all your expenses or how about maybe personal savings assuming they have thousands stashed away in the bank?
     
     
     
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