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So I don't get a grant or a bursary or anything like that, and my maintenance loan doesn't even cover my accommodation so I have none left over. Using my savings and parents help, I should be on about £380 a month, but hoping to get a job up there of course! And hoping to spend less to save for summers and things. This is in York in self catered accommodation. I'm pretty good at budgeting, is there anything I would have to scrimp on? I do like to go out, a lot...
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If you have £380 left over after your accommodation, you're doing very well.
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If you have £380 left over after your accommodation, you're doing very well.
Per month, as spending money for food and going out and things? Some people have said nights out are like £30 in York!
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£4 a week. I'm living off my savings instead and looking for a job.
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Is your £380 a month before or after accomodation? If your accomodation is yet to be taken out of that, you'd struggle... Otherwise, it's plenty.
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Is your £380 a month before or after accomodation? If your accomodation is yet to be taken out of that, you'd struggle... Otherwise, it's plenty.
It's after- I'm a fresher so my halls have been paid for so it's just nights out/food/shopping. But I'm going up with lots of pasta and pesto and things like face wipes and toothpaste?
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380 is a lot you lucky *****
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£380 a month is more than enough. I will be on £240 a month.
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£380 a month is more than enough. I will be on £240 a month.
Are you in catered halls? I kind of wish I had gone catered now!
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Are you in catered halls? I kind of wish I had gone catered now!
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so like £60 a week for everything?!
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(Original post by aj-star)
So I don't get a grant or a bursary or anything like that, and my maintenance loan doesn't even cover my accommodation so I have none left over. Using my savings and parents help, I should be on about £380 a month, but hoping to get a job up there of course! And hoping to spend less to save for summers and things. This is in York in self catered accommodation. I'm pretty good at budgeting, is there anything I would have to scrimp on? I do like to go out, a lot...
I'm on £100-£120 p.w. that's all accommodation paid at Lancaster and the first year was easy on that going out at least 3 times a week, not heavily pre-drinking and quite a few drinkings in clubs. That's also cinema and other nights like pub quiz's. That also left enough for christmas and easter ect. so you should be fine; a lot I could have cut back on if need's be, best of luck,

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Per month, as spending money for food and going out and things? Some people have said nights out are like £30 in York!
Depends how much you drink etc. That's £95 per week - the average student probably lives on £40!

I'm managing OK on £30 and have been out a couple of times.
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thanks a bunch for all your help!
i was hoping about £25 a week for food, £20 x 3 nights out, and the rest for little frivolities like magazines or coffees?
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thanks a bunch for all your help!
i was hoping about £25 a week for food, £20 x 3 nights out, and the rest for little frivolities like magazines or coffees?
£20 x 3 nights out a week? I'm sure you could do 2 nights out a week on £15 each time and then fill the rest of your time with free stuff.
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I'm on £100-£120 p.w. that's all accommodation paid at Lancaster and the first year was easy on that going out at least 3 times a week, not heavily pre-drinking and quite a few drinkings in clubs. That's also cinema and other nights like pub quiz's. That also left enough for christmas and easter ect. so you should be fine; a lot I could have cut back on if need's be, best of luck,

Tom

thank you! i also get money for christmas and easter so i don't have to save as such, but it would be nice to get a job to be able to afford to! i'm used to pre drinking a lot- lived in paris last year where the club prices were ridiculous so i'm ok with that! thanks for your help
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