Okay, let me start by saying that I'm really sorry if this is in the wrong place but I thought it would make sense to ask this to students who are/have been using the Kingston accommodation.
I am planning to go to Kingston to do engineering in September (firm choice, conditional offer). I have done my student finance and I am set to get £5038 maintenance for the year, but the cheapest accommodation at Kingston is £4300, and the 'recommended' accommodation based on the fact that I am studing in the roehampton vale campus is £4840 for the year. This would only leave me with £198 to live off of for the whole year. My parents don't earn a huge amount of money but I am pretty confident that I don't qualify for any extra bursaries.
I was wondering if this is the norm that other people go through? That much left over doesn't seem a lot to live off of, and I wouldn't even be able to make the rent using the instalment pay method.
Any advice/help is much appreciated, thanks
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