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    Hello,

    I want a single room at university but I can't afford it. Any idea what I should do?
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    a) work so you can afford it
    b) get a double room
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    (Original post by Asuna Yuuki)
    a) work so you can afford it
    b) get a double room
    a) I'm £1700 short of being able to afford it so would need to somehow get that money by the time I get to University.
    b) I can't, I'm an introvert.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    a) I'm £1700 short of being able to afford it so would need to somehow get that money by the time I get to University.
    b) I can't, I'm an introvert.
    Are you "just" an introvert, or do you have a disability (eg aspergers) that has contributed?
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Are you "just" an introvert, or do you have a disability (eg aspergers) that has contributed?
    No, just an introvert.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    a) I'm £1700 short of being able to afford it so would need to somehow get that money by the time I get to University.
    b) I can't, I'm an introvert.
    I'm afraid being introverted isn't really grounds for financial support if you don't earn the money to pay for the single room, then that's your option.
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    (Original post by Asuna Yuuki)
    I'm afraid being introverted isn't really grounds for financial support if you don't earn the money to pay for the single room, then that's your option.
    It should be!

    I'm just an incredibly private person and can't imagine living in the same room as someone I've never even met before. :P
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    No, just an introvert.
    If you did have a disability there may be help available, but unfortunately your options are just as Asuna Yuuki has said - unless you want to pick a different uni that has cheaper accommodation.
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    It might not be as bad as you think. Surely they try to pair you up with someone with similar interests?

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    It might not be as bad as you think. Surely they try to pair you up with someone with similar interests?

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    I'm not quite sure. How would they know if I have similar interests to other people, do you mean like if they're doing the same subject or something?
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    Hello,

    I want a single room at university but I can't afford it. Any idea what I should do?
    i'm in the same boat. I'm staying at home and commuting (then again i'm a postgrad so i don't get funding from Student Finance whatsoever; I get my tuition fees paid for, but no living costs paid for).

    Have you tried looking for a flat/house share? Have you looked at less desirable parts of the city/town that you're in? Student areas in my experience are usually more expensive.


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    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    i'm in the same boat. I'm staying at home and commuting (then again i'm a postgrad so i don't get funding from Student Finance whatsoever; I get my tuition fees paid for, but no living costs paid for).

    Have you tried looking for a room share? Have you looked at less desirable parts of the city/town that you're in? Student areas in my experience are usually more expensive.


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    I can afford a twin room if necesarily, which is essentially a room share I think.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I can afford a twin room if necesarily, which is essentially a room share I think.
    sorry i mean house share lol


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    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    sorry i mean house share lol


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    Perhaps, I might look into it.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I'm not quite sure. How would they know if I have similar interests to other people, do you mean like if they're doing the same subject or something?
    I believe they make you fill in a questionnaire etc. I had to fill in a question for grouping people together in blocks in halls.

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I believe they make you fill in a questionnaire etc. I had to fill in a question for grouping people together in blocks in halls.

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    Ah, was that when you apply for the accommodation because they haven't said anything about that but accommodation isn't available for application yet, so that might be why.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    a) I'm £1700 short of being able to afford it so would need to somehow get that money by the time I get to University.
    b) I can't, I'm an introvert.
    £1700 could pretty easily be earnt working over summer.

    Failing that look for private accommodation as opposed to uni ones? They're usually miles cheaper anyway.
 
 
 
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