My parents are asking me to give them an approximation of how much a week they need to give me to get around comfortably at uni (lucky me having nice parents!) Seeing as I have no idea of how much anything like bus tickets/cabs/extra food/going out cost in Bristol I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of how much they spend in a week? I will be in a catered hall btw (Wills or HB) and I walk a lot so I don't think I would use the bus that often! Thanks to anyone who can help!
I can't say how much you'd need weekly, but make sure you have plenty on the starting few weeks - you'll need to be buying a lot of stuff then.
Im hoping that the vast expense for the first few weeks will come out of my savings, but the rest of the time im hoping to live off my loan, around £100 per week. I guess a lot of people live off their loans well enough so i doubt you'll be spending much more than this per week if you spend wisely
I think my loan will go straight into paying the fees for the hall I am in so I think I will be existing solely on parental handouts and what money I can make from working! Not an especially welcoming prospect!
your lucky you even get that. im going to be doing these next 3 years on partime work and loans/grants. i think £110 is about what you need to be comfortable, at least thats what i hear from others who are at different unis. Isnt bristol quite expensive though?
but like what if we feel like taking a part-time job so we can spend more ourselves rather than asking parents to have more money? does anyone know what can we do if we want to earn something extra for ourselves? like being a waiter in a restaurant during weekends? are there part-time job oppertunities in bristol?
I would imagine such a big city will have plenty of part time jobs....plus if your living in halls i think you can get a job in the bar for your JCR
I was also catered and definitely didn't spent £100 per week, I would say about a third of that as well! Drinks in hall are really cheap, and I never got buses or taxis as I lived in Clifton. I guess living cost would be slightly more in SB cos of transport costs, but not that much more.
I'm working in bloody Sainsbury's to be able to survive at Brizzle.
It's mind numbingly dull...but I just have to remember, each hour I work earns enough to pay for 3.6 pints of the Hiatt Baker bar's cheapest lager.
It gets me through the day.
Does the Uni have an employment office place, or do you have to seek jobs for yourself?
£8.67 is awesome pay, take it you work long shifts on a sunday then!