It's easy enough to live off Wheat Crunchies and tap water for a while, but £30 is certainly not going to be nice living. At all. And yes, it is as expensive as the prospectus says.
£30 a week doesn't quite approximate to a 'Wheat Crunchies and tap water existence'! With £30 - you could buy ready meals and a general shop for the week at Sainsbury's, and have a tenner to spare. Or you could eat in the canteen in the evenings and have cash for a lunchtime meal at the LSE - although sadly not in the Garrick.
Then it seems to me that I am going to live on hard days with or without part-time jobs...
If money is a big issue, think about applying for a scholarship - they are very generous, and from what I've heard, not enough people apply for them (largely because of their mistaken belief that they won't get one).
but the financial support depends on the parent's income, right? so it is impossible to get money when both parents work though you have three younger brothers and sisters?!
@e11even: let's try to spend less than 30 pounds a week, that would be real fun - a "who-knows-how-to live-the-cheapest-competition"
I may be wrong, but I don't think that all the scholarships are means-tested. In any case, the five minutes that it takes to fill out an application, on the off chance that it may be successful, is worth the investment of time & effort. Have a look at the relevant sections of the LSE website.
Lol, you survived on apporximately £30 a week, as you said earlier on. How bad can it be?
Not really that bad to be honest. You spend £20 in Sainsbury's (which gets you more than enough food for the week) and keep a tenner for whatever may crop up during the week. Or, you go to M&S and spend £30 on some nice food lol. It's not as big a hardship as it sounds - although it does mean staying in for the week. Luckily I only did it once, lol.
All the way from Brunei, I hardly have enough luggage space as it is .
I can imagine you've got more pressing considerations than ready meals! Having to fit your life into twenty kilos isn't fun - but some people get around this by getting their parents/relatives to bring a lot of supplies when they visit.
sorry to change to subject but you mention freshers fortnight at lse- whats it like?
To be totally honest, I thought that the freshers' events were ****. Whoever organised the whole thing made the big mistake of hosting EVERYTHING at the LSE, and whilst the Union building is OK in small doses - it became a bit tiresome at the fifth time of asking. London has perhaps the most rich and varied assortment of nightlife out of anywhere on the planet. Would it have been asking too much to venture outside the LSE buildings and actually go to a few of these venues during the Freshers' Fortnight? Most of the events were forgettable. I've had some amazing nights out in London but none of them took place during the freshers' weeks.
I'm pretty sure that you would have a better time during the freshers' fortnight at Warwick, UCL, Manchester, Nottingham, and a plethora of other institutions...
Whatever you do, do not block book the freshers' events and do not buy a gold card. Both activities could only be described as faux pas.
Done again - I would probably have upped sticks and gone to Nottingham for the week, as I hardly remember most the people I met in FW anyway, lol.