I'd say £500 is plenty!! (I don't spend anywhere near that much lol). My halls are around £275 a month self catering....the rest is food and socialising etc.
It might sound cliche but a LOT of it depends on whether you're a big drinker or not, my mates who drink a lot are always totally broke. I'm not that keen on it (although I always accompany them!) so I have a lot more free cash so to speak.
Your rent all depends on where you go but I tend to spent about £600 a month. Its just under £400 for rent and £50 a week for the other stuff. The £50 per week actually varies a bit week to week.
i managed to spend 4-5 grand in the first term.
but then again i am an idiot with money lol
Well put it this way i whought id experiment and not budget aand just go all out and wound up spending an easy grand a month which has got me into the mother ****er of all holes so if you wanna live ok go for 500 a month sounds like a reasonable amount.