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    (Original post by Amysgotapillow)
    It's not that they are outright refusing, yes my parents earn in the high bracket but we've recently moved house, to a much bigger house, their mortgage is much higher so effectively they have less money.

    I'm going to be doing Fine Art/Photography, so I'm going to be a poor art student for a while anyway.

    I posted this thread out of frustration confusion and stress, but I think the best thing for me is to take out a gap year and earn more to support myself, as well as hopefully gaining real life experience and more to add to a portfolio.

    going to still apply this year, but defer it and go in september 2014.
    That sounds like a plan I was going to suggest going medevil with a bow and arrow but yours is probably better

    omg i feel this so much :| has anyone got any budgeting tips?? no idea how i'm gonna be able to afford my books and study materials let alone have a social life...

    Find out roughly how much money you will have. Loans/grants/savings/money from parents. Then look at what you need to pay. Rent/food/mobile phone so on. Try to budget for most things. I budget for rent/food/mobile phone/travel/car insurance/tax/mot/tv licence/car parking permit/extras. I will funding my cost by my job and basic maintenance loan. So am saving loads at moment while working. I haven't done a budget for freshers week. But am intend to work up until I week before going to uni. So should have salary left to pay for freshers.

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    You don't have to live in uni accommodation if you can't afford it. There are separately owned halls in most cities, I briefly considered this one http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-27876074.html for next year, but I'd rather move into a house or flat, even then you can normally get something for under £60.
    A room in those halls would cost you £1,125 for 35 weeks which would leave you with £67.and some change per week for 35 weeks which is plenty and I am sure there is something in a similar price range nearby.
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