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    I'm so confused.

    Travelling via train:
    Pros- quickest way of travelling and cheaper than accommodation
    Cons- 2h journey, need to catch two trains

    Accomadation:
    Pros- don't need to travel far, etc
    Cons- very expensive and I'm sure I can't afford it, don't know the type of people u will live with.


    Advice?

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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    I'm so confused.

    Travelling via train:
    Pros- quickest way of travelling and cheaper than accommodation
    Cons- 2h journey, need to catch two trains

    Accomadation:
    Pros- don't need to travel far, etc
    Cons- very expensive and I'm sure I can't afford it, don't know the type of people u will live with.


    Advice?

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    is the 2 hour journey each way or combined both there and back? Also do you know what your timetable will be like?

    With the people thing don't worry about, 99% of people I have met all really like their flatmates
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    is the 2 hour journey each way or combined both there and back? Also do you know what your timetable will be like?

    With the people thing don't worry about, 99% of people I have met all really like their flatmates
    2h one way.

    Oh okay 😊
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    2h one way.

    Oh okay 😊
    imo that is too much, especially if you're in 4/5 days a week. Just think thats 4 hours a day travel where you potentially can do nothing (though this depends on the environments you can do work in).

    Also depending on the arrival time of the trains and how regular they are, you may have to get the train that would get you to uni 30 minutes to an hour early as the other train would mean you would be late or miss the lecture. Which if you have 9am starts would make it a very early start on those days

    If you're only in 2 days a week you could make it work but anymore then I think it is too much time for travelling

    If you don't mind me asking, why don't you think you'll be able to afford to move out?
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    imo that is too much, especially if you're in 4/5 days a week. Just think thats 4 hours a day travel where you potentially can do nothing (though this depends on the environments you can do work in).

    Also depending on the arrival time of the trains and how regular they are, you may have to get the train that would get you to uni 30 minutes to an hour early as the other train would mean you would be late or miss the lecture. Which if you have 9am starts would make it a very early start on those days

    If you're only in 2 days a week you could make it work but anymore then I think it is too much time for travelling

    If you don't mind me asking, why don't you think you'll be able to afford to move out?
    Since, the course is specific, I'm sure I will have to attend at least for 3 days if not more! I think living there will be best studying wise, but the costs are putting me off.

    I don't think I can afford it cuz my parents don't work, neither have I ever worked, and I have realised you can't really take a "loan". I am just clueless how you pay etc. Like can you take a loan etc.

    I'm stressed. Tbh deep inside my parents don't want me to move out
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Since, the course is specific, I'm sure I will have to attend at least for 3 days if not more! I think living there will be best studying wise, but the costs are putting me off.

    I don't think I can afford it cuz my parents don't work, neither have I ever worked, and I have realised you can't really take a "loan". I am just clueless how you pay etc. Like can you take a loan etc.

    I'm stressed. Tbh deep inside my parents don't want me to move out
    why can't you get a loan for living? Every person that is a uk student (or EU student that has lived in the uk for 3 years I think but you would need to check this one) are eligible for a loan for living, known as a 'maintenance loan' and as your parents dont work you would probably be in the lowest income bracket which gives you more than enough to live and rent accomdation + if you are Uk student that you can get a bursary (free money) depending on what uni you attend
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    why can't you get a loan for living? Every person that is a uk student (or EU student that has lived in the uk for 3 years I think but you would need to check this one) are eligible for a loan for living, known as a 'maintenance loan' and as your parents dont work you would probably be in the lowest income bracket which gives you more than enough to live and rent accomdation + if you are Uk student that you can get a bursary (free money) depending on what uni you attend
    Hm oh yh! 😊
    Well ill get £1000 grant from nhs and approx £4000 bursary. That's enough for the accomadation. Deep inside I don't wanna take a maintenence loan but probs have to
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Since, the course is specific, I'm sure I will have to attend at least for 3 days if not more! I think living there will be best studying wise, but the costs are putting me off.

    I don't think I can afford it cuz my parents don't work, neither have I ever worked, and I have realised you can't really take a "loan". I am just clueless how you pay etc. Like can you take a loan etc.

    I'm stressed. Tbh deep inside my parents don't want me to move out
    You should be entitled to a student loan? Double check this HERE

    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Travelling via train:
    Pros- quickest way of travelling and cheaper than accommodation
    Cons- 2h journey, need to catch two trains

    Accomadation:
    Pros- don't need to travel far, etc
    Cons- very expensive and I'm sure I can't afford it, don't know the type of people u will live with.
    4 hours a day is a lot to travel - I wouldn't do this if you can help it. I reckon you are better off staying in student accomodation. Where are you going to uni? Most people don't have major problems with their flatmates and if there big problems (such as bullying etc) if you are in halls run by uni most will allow you to move flats. It is a good experience too and yeah, worth it imo.
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Hm oh yh! 😊
    Well ill get £1000 grant from nhs and approx £4000 bursary. That's enough for the accomadation. Deep inside I don't wanna take a maintenence loan but probs have to
    As far as I know you should be able to get a maintenance loan from SF as well as the bursary + grant?
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    I'd definitely go for the accommodation unless you're attending a university in London(because that's a whole different can of worms.)
    One of my uni's is an hour away from home and accommodation > travelling, but it is personal preference. Most people like the space away from home and you may have issues socialising if you're so far away.
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    (Original post by donte)
    I'd definitely go for the accommodation unless you're attending a university in London(because that's a whole different can of worms.)
    One of my uni's is an hour away from home and accommodation > travelling, but it is personal preference. Most people like the space away from home and you may have issues socialising if you're so far away.
    (Original post by Jenx301)
    As far as I know you should be able to get a maintenance loan from SF as well as the bursary + grant?
    (Original post by Jenx301)
    You should be entitled to a student loan? Double check this HERE



    4 hours a day is a lot to travel - I wouldn't do this if you can help it. I reckon you are better off staying in student accomodation. Where are you going to uni? Most people don't have major problems with their flatmates and if there big problems (such as bullying etc) if you are in halls run by uni most will allow you to move flats. It is a good experience too and yeah, worth it imo.
    Thanks for the advice people xx
    I'm trying to figure out the costs
    I'd love to go far and live at coventry, but as a Muslim girl I don't think I'll be able to blend in.
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    (Original post by donte)
    I'd definitely go for the accommodation unless you're attending a university in London(because that's a whole different can of worms.)
    One of my uni's is an hour away from home and accommodation > travelling, but it is personal preference. Most people like the space away from home and you may have issues socialising if you're so far away.
    whats wrong with london, just wondering because that's where i want to study
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Thanks for the advice people xx
    I'm trying to figure out the costs
    I'd love to go far and live at coventry, but as a Muslim girl I don't think I'll be able to blend in.
    As long as you don't judge other people for having different beliefs/values to you then you will be fine.... and I mean stuff like drinking/sex etc. I lived with a muslim girl in first year she was fab and got on with everyone. She didn't drink etc but she still spent time with us etc so it's cool. It's not an issue really for most people
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    (Original post by BlaG-)
    whats wrong with london, just wondering because that's where i want to study
    Nothing particularly. It's just extremely expensive (That's why you get a larger maintenance loan if you attend a London uni.) and a lot of the accommodation can be small and sub-par despite costing so much. For some people it works out a lot cheaper and more comfortable to live outside London and travel in everyday.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    As long as you don't judge other people for having different beliefs/values to you then you will be fine.... and I mean stuff like drinking/sex etc. I lived with a muslim girl in first year she was fab and got on with everyone. She didn't drink etc but she still spent time with us etc so it's cool. It's not an issue really for most people
    Hm ok. Doubt I'd be allowed to live there dunno y I'm dreaming . But when do u get the maintance loan?
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    (Original post by donte)
    Nothing particularly. It's just extremely expensive (That's why you get a larger maintenance loan if you attend a London uni.) and a lot of the accommodation can be small and sub-par despite costing so much. For some people it works out a lot cheaper and more comfortable to live outside London and travel in everyday.
    i live in london, do you mean the food etc. or the uni its self
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Thanks for the advice people xx
    I'm trying to figure out the costs
    I'd love to go far and live at coventry, but as a Muslim girl I don't think I'll be able to blend in.
    There are plenty of muslim girls (If that is the religion where you wear a head scarf thing, sorry about my ignorance I don't know much about these things, I don't mean to be offensive) at my university and when I have visited others they are there too, i wouldn't worry about feeling like the odd one out if this is the case as you wouldn't be.
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    There are plenty of muslim girls (If that is the religion where you wear a head scarf thing, sorry about my ignorance I don't know much about these things, I don't mean to be offensive) at my university and when I have visited others they are there too, i wouldn't worry about feeling like the odd one out if this is the case as you wouldn't be.
    Yeah I suppose is there any chance u can only have girls at ur accommodation? Cba to wear headscarf inside
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Yeah I suppose is there any chance u can only have girls at ur accommodation? Cba to wear headscarf inside
    At most universities there are girls only blocks or floors, you would have to check with your individual university though and may have to make it a request but just drop your university accommodation team an email about it
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    At most universities there are girls only blocks or floors, you would have to check with your individual university though and may have to make it a request but just drop your university accommodation team an email about it
    Thanks x I can't wait!
 
 
 
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