Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    flu camp
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (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
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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...
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    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.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Find out more

    Accommodation profiles:

    Prodigy Living

    Prodigy Living

    Accommodation in 15 cities across the UK, with 24 sites providing modern, stylish en suite and studio rooms close to the major universities.


    iQ Student Accommodation

    iQ Student Accommodation

    Great value student rooms in city centre locations all across the UK


    X1 Lettings

    X1 Lettings

    Luxury student accommodation in Liverpool & Manchester.


    Collegiate Accommodation

    Collegiate Accommodation

    "This is student living. Just better."


    Scape Student Living

    Study Inn

    Providing stunning high quality, boutique student accommodation throughout the UK


    The Student Housing Company

    The Student Housing Company

    Award-winning student accommodation across the UK.


    Universal Student Living

    Universal Student Living

    “All-inclusive student accommodation in prime locations across the UK.”

    Articles:

    Student accommodation articles What to take to uniDo I need a TV licence?

    Quick link:

    Unanswered student accommodation threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.