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Poll: How many weeks of student accommodation do you need?
38 / 41 Weeks (Excludes the summer holidays) (49)
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51 Weeks (Including all holidays) (18)
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(Original post by dremmel)
well my rent is £55 without food included, i dont buy books EVERY week, as i'd have around 37 books (for 1 year) stationary wise... obviously pens and paper last longer than 1 week!
food... err its 2006 and shops sell cheap food!
i dont go to the cinema but even if i did i have orange so get it cheaper or something
and drink/going out wise, i go to the pub every day... during free lessons and such, then go out properly about twice a week...
just because i have "around £10 a week" doesnt mean every week i have £10
some weeks i'll have like £40 because i havent spent it.... other weeks i wont be able to afford to go out at all because i've spent it
Of course it doesn't, but if you spend £40 one week, that's like 3 weeks living without food. I know food is cheap, but £10 a week does not buy much food. That's less than 50p per meal. Well done if you manage that, but I'm seriously surprised. That would be impossible in Oxford - not having kitchens eating in hall is the cheapest way. And buying any books, going out at all, buying any little miscellaneous thing would add to that.
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(Original post by Drogue)
I know food is cheap, but £10 a week does not buy much food.
If you shop for economy branded pasta, rice and the like, and get your veg at a market, £10 is plenty for a week's food for one person.
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True, but including phone, going out, and every other expenditure?
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(Original post by Drogue)
Of course it doesn't, but if you spend £40 one week, that's like 3 weeks living without food. I know food is cheap, but £10 a week does not buy much food. That's less than 50p per meal. Well done if you manage that, but I'm seriously surprised. That would be impossible in Oxford - not having kitchens eating in hall is the cheapest way. And buying any books, going out at all, buying any little miscellaneous thing would add to that.

lol i dont "live without food" i SAVE the £40 from previous weeks.... and generally dont just buy food for each week as tins last for years and i dont really eat food that goes off quickly like milk.... i dont drink milk... only thing is bread but i hardly ever get that...
didnt you read b4? i dont have a phone contract... only pay as you go
do you actually buy a book every week?!
i obviously do manage it since im alive to tell you about it

what is every other expenditure?! maybe i shud write a book on how students SHOULD live... without constantly asking for handouts from mummy and without getting into debt?
honestly if you think food costs £10 a week your OBVIOUSLY shopping in the wrong places!
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lol i dont "live without food" i SAVE the £40 from previous weeks.... and generally dont just buy food for each week as tins last for years and i dont really eat food that goes off quickly like milk.... i dont drink milk... only thing is bread but i hardly ever get that...
didnt you read b4? i dont have a phone contract... only pay as you go
do you actually buy a book every week?!
Obviously not. But I'm not talking about each week, I'm talking about on average - so if I buy a book every month (about right) I spread that cost over the month, when working out how much I spend per week. And I never said anything about your phone, but PaYG still costs money. I don't doubt that you do do it, I'm just glad I don't live on tinned food, can use my phone to make calls, get to go out occasionally, don't have to worry too much when buying a book for my course, and can even go out to dinner with friends every now and then.

Plus you can't like on £10 a week in Oxford - some colleges charge you £300 a term for food as a flat rate, others you pay for what you eat, but a min of about £1.50 per meal.

(Original post by dremmel)
honestly if you think food costs £10 a week your OBVIOUSLY shopping in the wrong places!
Didn't you read my posts? We don't have kitchens, we have to eat in hall. We don't have a choice here.

Meh, come the summer and internship wages, it'll all be quite sweet!
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(Original post by dremmel)
i can hardly afford my flat next year, as beautiful as it is im gonna have to work my bum off to be able to survive, unless i can live on £20 a week but this guy....
I just noticed this, sorry if you've worded it badly or something and I've got it wrong but...You're living on £10 a week at the moment, supposedly? Why are you worried about having to live on £20 a week..?
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I just noticed this, sorry if you've worded it badly or something and I've got it wrong but...You're living on £10 a week at the moment, supposedly? Why are you worried about having to live on £20 a week..?

lol good spot... i meant a month not a week... sorry bout that
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I would obviously prefer a 41 week tenancy because I have no reason to be up here in the summer and of course the financial implications. I was lucky that I got July and August half rent! From what I've heard, thats pretty rare now. They should at least offer half rent if not a 41/51week tenancy, but then again, if you were a landlord, would you honestly do that out of goodwill? Unless you didnt need the money of course, which is hardly going to be applicable.

Thank god I will be no longer renting from June - never ever again, even if I have to live at home until I'm 30 (OK, I may be considering that 1 in a few yrs but anyway, you get my point :rolleyes: )
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Do you agree that large companies who own student villages, should allow 41 contracts? i'd say its different for private landlords who strugle to offer the 41 week contracts but most of them do give half rent throughout the summer holidays if your contracted to a 50+ week contract.

really want to send the results of the poll to the company, it would be helpful if a few more of you could vote on which one you prefer?
thanks in advance
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Do you agree that large companies who own student villages, should allow 41 contracts? i'd say its different for private landlords who strugle to offer the 41 week contracts but most of them do give half rent throughout the summer holidays if your contracted to a 50+ week contract.

really want to send the results of the poll to the company, it would be helpful if a few more of you could vote on which one you prefer?
thanks in advance
regardless of how many houses the landlord owns, losing 10 weeks rent from hundreds of people could send them into bankruptcy... im sure everyone would complain if they didnt get 10 weeks wages, or 10 weeks worth of loan!
i know its tres poo that big businesses force poor students to pay for weeks we do not need but its just the way of the world!
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I wish all students got the full £8,000 regardless of parents income, its a struggle for the middle class who have other children to support, if my siblings went to Uni as well it would be impossible as I only get a small amount of the loan. I'd prefer the 41 week contract I made the mistake of being a first year and not really thinking housing contracts through as I had never moved house before, its going to be depressing seeing a chunk of money go out of my bank which I could of used to learn to drive etc.

I'm not really sorry for landlord I am with they own loads of houses in the area and some of the rooms are very small can hardly fit anything in and let are the same price as the large rooms £90 a week, it's about £4,000 from each student. They are making a fortune of the backs of poor students, I am definitely going to get a cheaper contract with a lesser time (41 Weeks) which will save me a ton of money I can use for improving my chances of employment.
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I wish all students got the full £8,000 regardless of parents income, its a struggle for the middle class who have other children to support, if my siblings went to Uni as well it would be impossible as I only get a small amount of the loan. I'd prefer the 41 week contract I made the mistake of being a first year and not really thinking housing contracts through as I had never moved house before, its going to be depressing seeing a chunk of money go out of my bank which I could of used to learn to drive etc.

I'm not really sorry for landlord I am with they own loads of houses in the area and some of the rooms are very small can hardly fit anything in and let are the same price as the large rooms £90 a week, it's about £4,000 from each student. They are making a fortune of the backs of poor students, I am definitely going to get a cheaper contract with a lesser time (41 Weeks) which will save me a ton of money I can use for improving my chances of employment.
If there are multiple children at university then the household income is split across those children which means that for most families they would get some additional loan.

I'm not sure why you bumped a thread from 2006.
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