Since I got my offer yesterday, I've been looking ever more deeply at the costs involved in studying at LSE and it appears even more expensive than I'd first thought. I'd always realised that studying in London incurred much greater expense and therefore part-time (maybe even full-time) work is a must (something I'm obviously willing to do), but nevertheless, I've been going through my student finance forms tonight and it seems I'll be likely only to receive around £5k as a maintenance loan (student finance table says it should be nearer the £6.5k mark) with nothing in terms of a maintenance grant. This wouldn't even cover accommodation alone, surely? I'm not from an affluent background so it is not as if informal family loans are much of an option and what's more, I would hate to leech of them when times became hard.
Hence why now I'm wondering about the bursaries/scholarships that the uni has and naturally I thought people here on TSR who are at LSE, who may have some experiences to share, would care to divulge their financial anecdotes from their time spent in London? I am more than a little worried now and feel silly for walking so blindly into it before realising the full ramifications of such a situation