I understand that what I say may come across as somewhat spoiled and I would like to say that it's not what I would like to put myself across as and nor do I think I'm particularly spoiled. Tell me if I'm wrong though!
I'm twenty years old and I've recently accepted a place to study law at Glasgow university after two years of studying a college course in the same city. I found that in the two years of being at college that the two hour a day commute was draining and I felt like it spoiled both my years of study. Commuting to university would be set to be even more demanding than that of which I faced in the prior two years and I can only see it making this year even more miserable.
I've discussed in little detail with my parents about moving out and in short, I've had little success in persuading due to the financial strain. I'm wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position and if you've come up with any solutions to your problem then please feel free to tell me!
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- 26-07-2014 20:23
- 26-07-2014 21:15
If you've already applied for a student loa
- 26-07-2014 21:19
*if you've already applied for a student loan and grant that's a good starting point if your from a low income family pretty much all your costs should be covered. Also try explaining to your parents about how you'll learn to be independent after all you'll have to move put some time. Also moving into uni accommodation means you'll have security on site plus bills included. So it won't be a big shock to do everything on your own like you will have to do when you move out properly. Also in the long run you could save money by living there instead of commuting.
- 27-07-2014 20:51
I would look at the cost the cheapest halls at my uni were £60 per week you'll possibly have 3-4 days in uni a week especially in first year. the two hour commute is likely to cost at least £20 each day I mean even the 1 hour journey from my house in reading to where I went to uni cost that when I traveled home for weekends cost that much so even if you travel from branch stations it's reasonable to assume you'll be paying about that much even with a student rail card.
if you have access to a copy of excel and know how to use it make spread sheet and just show him how much i'll cost to live out how much you'll save over each term and over the year once he sees how much you'll save each year he should yield. if not point out how much easier it will to be to study without a 2 hour journey each end resulting in better grades and job done.
hope that helps.Last edited by jonathanemptage; 28-07-2014 at 14:07.