(Original post by Gemma :)!)
All of the house contracts around our uni run from July-July.. so you'd be out of the house before the summer holiday anyway if this is the case. None of my friend's houses run from Sept-Sept so the slightly less loan isn't a problem to rent- just a problem that they don't have as much to fritter away on absolute crap which is what's happened for most of the past 2 years haha x
Oh, and where you say "Student Finance get everything wrong".. would you be able to go to uni at all if it wasn't for them and their loan? I very much doubt it, so just accept the fact that they don't have to pay for you to bum around for another few months after you graduate.
Sorry if this sounds harsh but I think you need to listen to yourself.
You clearly haven't read it then.
If they gave me no money from the moment I graduated, but gave me the same while I was there (in September and so on), then I wouldn't complain.
But, I struggle to live on what I do already, and to get a couple hundred pounds less in September will make things even more difficult for me.
They DO get everything wrong. Claiming to have lost documents, and then miraculously finding them; taking the ENTIRE year to give my friend their loan, when there was nothing wrong with her application.
Please don't defend them. There should be loans, that much is right, and it's good there is loans... But their system and the way they run things is ridiculous.
I'm not moaning about not getting money after graduation, but they aren't doing it this way. I AM getting money after I graduate, but just less in every installment, making living even more hard considering the cost of living in general has gone up.