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    (Original post by AdorableDrip)
    I'm getting about 6K and living in London.


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    That's great if ur rich and have a job but here I am poor and without time for a goddamn job
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    That's great if ur rich and have a job but here I am poor and without time for a goddamn job
    You aren't planning to get a job at uni? Wow, you are going to have a tough time.
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    You aren't planning to get a job at uni? Wow, you are going to have a tough time.
    1) my course is lecture heavy and 2) I'd rather get a 1st than have money to spend on crap lol
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    1) my course is lecture heavy and 2) I'd rather get a 1st than have money to spend on crap lol
    That really isn't relevant. You will struggle when you leave uni if you have no job experience
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    (Original post by TheOpinion)
    That really isn't relevant. You will struggle when you leave uni if you have no job experience
    I'm going into scientific research Hun I doubt I can get a job/experience anywhere else but in the uni labs lol

    Plus don't see how a job at primark or something would help lol. I've already had a job in retail for a year and it's done nothing for my future
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    I'm going into scientific research Hun I doubt I can get a job/experience anywhere else but in the uni labs lol

    Plus don't see how a job at primark or something would help lol. I've already had a job in retail for a year and it's done nothing for my future
    You won't leave uni straight into professional work, it's not common
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    (Original post by TheOpinion)
    You won't leave uni straight into professional work, it's not common
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    ... Lol "not common"

    But of course not, I'll be doing a PhD first
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    That's great if ur rich and have a job but here I am poor and without time for a goddamn job
    I'm not rich? And I don't have a job. I also don't have time and I'm extremely poor


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    (Original post by AdorableDrip)
    I'm not rich? And I don't have a job. I also don't have time and I'm extremely poor


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    Well I don't know where you're getting your money from but for me to live at UCL I need just over £13k (which i initially worked out before hand, but recently confirmed it with UCL and their average cost of living per year is close to what I had in mind). £10k from loan, £2k from UCL and £1k from my mom as that's all she can afford and I'm just about getting there.

    Accomodation alone costs £6k so you're either lying, living somewhere for free or you have some other income you didn't mention (or you're homeless idk)
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    Well I don't know where you're getting your money from but for me to live at UCL I need just over £13k (which i initially worked out before hand, but recently confirmed it with UCL and their average cost of living per year is close to what I had in mind). £10k from loan, £2k from UCL and £1k from my mom as that's all she can afford and I'm just about getting there.

    Accomodation alone costs £6k so you're either lying, living somewhere for free or you have some other income you didn't mention (or you're homeless idk)
    My accommodation is £5k


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    I'm about £2000 short. Can't get enough loans. Can't go to university.
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    (Original post by AdorableDrip)
    My accommodation is £5k


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    So you're saying you're living on just about £1k yeah? That's £25 a week lol
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    I'm more stressed about how long it's going to take to pay off . . .

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    In reality, most people aren't going to pay it off if they just pay the minimum amount monthly back due to not the large debt but also interest etc. :gasp:
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I'm about £2000 short. Can't get enough loans. Can't go to university.
    You could pretty easily earn that much over summer if you get a job.

    Not saying jobs will fall into your lap easily, but there is no sense not trying (if you're not) and saying you can't go to university.
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    So you're saying you're living on just about £1k yeah? That's £25 a week lol
    Yes, my shopping comes to £20 a week. Why is that hard to believe? Is it because you're unable to compromise and believe you can do things on minimum money? You'll have a hard time at uni with that attitude trust me.


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    (Original post by AdorableDrip)
    Yes, my shopping comes to £20 a week. Why is that hard to believe? Is it because you're unable to compromise and believe you can do things on minimum money? You'll have a hard time at uni with that attitude trust me.


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    Lmao no my point is 1) how do you pay for transport 2) phone bills 3) all of your shopping 4) supplies 5) books and resources 6) guessing you have 0 social life

    Calm down Hun I'll have a good time at uni because I'll have everything I need with the right budget
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    Lmao no my point is 1) how do you pay for transport 2) phone bills 3) all of your shopping 4) supplies 5) books and resources 6) guessing you have 0 social life

    Calm down Hun I'll have a good time at uni because I'll have everything I need with the right budget
    I put £20 a month on my Oyster card and I'm fine. It's £1 pretty much anywhere off peak with my student card.
    My phone bill is £15 a month because I've had the same contract for ages, it's not that much and I've got unlimited everything. I just told you my shopping, it's not hard or expensive. Supplies? Like what? My books are paid for by the uni and the ones that aren't I just use the library. My social life is pretty good actually, I usually go out 3 times a week. If you know the right places it's fine.

    It's hard not to get everything you 'need' with 11K.




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    I put £20 a month on my Oyster card and I'm fine. It's £1 pretty much anywhere off peak with my student card.
    My phone bill is £15 a month because I've had the same contract for ages, it's not that much and I've got unlimited everything. I just told you my shopping, it's not hard or expensive. Supplies? Like what? My books are paid for by the uni and the ones that aren't I just use the library. My social life is pretty good actually, I usually go out 3 times a week. If you know the right places it's fine.

    It's hard not to get everything you 'need' with 11K.




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    Hun you said you have £6k a year, £5k accomodation. Leaves £1k. That's £100 a month. You said your shopping is £80. So that leaves £20. You said that goes in your Oyster card.
    So where's the money for your £15 phone bill? And your apparently good social life? You have to pay for entry to most clubs. Obviously you have more money than you previously said.

    Now you're saying you have £11k?? Lol that's £5k more than you said beforehand? Quite lying to try and prove a point lmao bye Hun
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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    Hun you said you have £6k a year, £5k accomodation. Leaves £1k. That's £100 a month. You said your shopping is £80. So that leaves £20. You said that goes in your Oyster card.
    So where's the money for your £15 phone bill? And your apparently good social life? You have to pay for entry to most clubs. Obviously you have more money than you previously said.

    Now you're saying you have £11k?? Lol that's £5k more than you said beforehand? Quite lying to try and prove a point lmao bye Hun
    No, I'm saying YOU bragging about getting 11K trying to say you can survive with anything less


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    (Original post by RonnieRJ)
    Well I don't know where you're getting your money from but for me to live at UCL I need just over £13k (which i initially worked out before hand, but recently confirmed it with UCL and their average cost of living per year is close to what I had in mind). £10k from loan, £2k from UCL and £1k from my mom as that's all she can afford and I'm just about getting there.

    Accomodation alone costs £6k so you're either lying, living somewhere for free or you have some other income you didn't mention (or you're homeless idk)
    What does their £13k a year include? You won't be at uni every single week. You won't need textbooks for every single subject and can pick some up second hand.

    I studied in London. I walked most places; so rarely had to top up my oyster card. I think I bought something like 2 textbooks in my year at uni. Food cost me no more than £25 a week.
 
 
 
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