Oh no.. what are you considering instead, living in a shared house? I know it is expensive
to live in Oxford. I don't think you would have the same experience if you didn't live in the college..
I am not sure what I will do, I have a boyfriend and we rent a house at the moment. He wants to come to Oxford with me but I am not sure it will be possible because of the cost and whether I would actually want to live out of the college... but equally I am not sure if he could afford to live in our current house on his own (it is an hour away from ox)... arghhh!
I tried not to thing about this kind of stuff, or even to discuss it with my boyfriend because I thought I wouldn't be offered a place anyway and certainly didn't want to jinx it!
I feel for you not having family in the country, it does change the situation for you. What will your boyfriend do? Do you live together at the moment?
Re a grant, I hope to be able to get something, but I am not entirely sure whether I will qualify for anything. I am technically an independent student (been working full time for three years+) and even though I moved out of my parents house after sixth form, I still use their address for all my correspondence, banks, etc because I seem to move frequently! Because of this, I don't know if their income will count, in which case I would get next to nothing - even though they will not be giving me any money! Confusing...
P.s. I have seen that this forum is pretty strict on what to post where etc, am I going off topic here?????