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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Hopefully, but I doubt it with the money for me

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    What's so expensive? On the max loan + bursary you get a decent amount. Most reasons why people fall into debt is because of clubbing etc. as that is where most cash is lost.
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    What's so expensive? On the max loan + bursary you get a decent amount. Most reasons why people fall into debt is because of clubbing etc. as that is where most cash is lost.
    Because I get the lowest loan pretty much - the loan will hopefully cover the rent but it'll be my money feeding me

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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    What's so expensive? On the max loan + bursary you get a decent amount. Most reasons why people fall into debt is because of clubbing etc. as that is where most cash is lost.
    Nope, I get a non-existent maintenance loan, yet my parents are *******s who probably wouldn't even support me during uni. People who are eligible for max loans should consider themselves lucky.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Because I get the lowest loan pretty much - the loan will hopefully cover the rent but it'll be my money feeding me

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    I feel your pain, we'll get through.
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    I don't know about Newcastle but I doubt you'll fit in at any university, you'd be very lucky to have flatmates who don't drink, a lot of people who don't drink are introverts who like the solitude or are too anxious to form proper social groups. So in other words universities are basically giant drinking places.

    I know, I know, join a society. Oh wait most societies just go drinking to socialise anyway.
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    (Original post by whorace)
    I don't know about Newcastle but I doubt you'll fit in at any university, you'd be very lucky to have flatmates who don't drink, a lot of people who don't drink are introverts who like the solitude or are too anxious to form proper social groups. So in other words universities are basically giant drinking places.

    I know, I know, join a society. Oh wait most societies just go drinking to socialise anyway.
    That's the most absurd thing I've heard all day, that you can't make friends without drinking... What a load of shite.

    There's paint balling, movies, sports, shooting, hackathons, conventions, eating out. You can go to parties and not drink...

    I know plenty of social extroverts that don't drink. Some don't do it, quite literally, for the GAINZ, others for religious reasons, others for taste reasons.

    You can't just marginalise everybody that doesn't drink regularly as a bunch of introverted weirdos that don't go outside. That's simply not true.
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    That's the most absurd thing I've heard all day, that you can't make friends without drinking... What a load of shite.

    There's paint balling, movies, sports, shooting, hackathons, conventions, eating out. You can go to parties and not drink...

    I know plenty of social extroverts that don't drink. Some don't do it, quite literally, for the GAINZ, others for religious reasons, others for taste reasons.

    You can't just marginalise everybody that doesn't drink regularly as a bunch of introverted weirdos that don't go outside. That's simply not true.
    I totally agree. It's unhelpful people like him that cause all the fractions. I'm not introverted, I just don't like the taste of booze. Would you drink a pint of tepid bog water just to fit in? Hmm, me neither. Sure, you like the taste of beer. Go ahead, I'm not stopping you. But leave those of us who don't, or who don't drink because of something else, alone.

    One article from a reputable source (I forget which one) said that a lot of people in our age range were going teetotal. With rising costs at Uni, lots of folks want to make the most of it. Having a hangover in a Monday morning lecture is not conducive to learning a lot, is it? The rise of social media allows embarrassing snaps to get out quicker, and they go straight into the mitts of future employers. This is another factor. International students have a high ratio of teetotalers because of the the phenomenal cost of a British education as well as the varied religious beliefs.

    Teetotalism has done me no harm yet.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Because I get the lowest loan pretty much - the loan will hopefully cover the rent but it'll be my money feeding me

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    Ah, I see. That's really unlucky. The system in THEORY should work, the idea being that if your parents earn over a certain amount that they SHOULD be able to support you; obviously this isn't applicable to all families and so some will not benefit from it.

    The Unis give out bursaries, sports grants, and additional funding should you fit the criteria. Aside from that, a part time job of 2 days a week (12hs) would probably be enough to support you (£112 extra), without hindering your studies too much. Even with the full support I plan on getting a job.
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    Ah, I see. That's really unlucky. The system in THEORY should work, the idea being that if your parents earn over a certain amount that they SHOULD be able to support you; obviously this isn't applicable to all families and so some will not benefit from it.

    The Unis give out bursaries, sports grants, and additional funding should you fit the criteria. Aside from that, a part time job of 2 days a week (12hs) would probably be enough to support you (£112 extra), without hindering your studies too much. Even with the full support I plan on getting a job.
    Yeah, but due to my dyspraxia I'm not sure I'd be able to cope with uni and a job. I just hope I get PIP when they take me off the DLA.

    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    I feel your pain, we'll get through.
    That's the hope
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Yeah, but due to my dyspraxia I'm not sure I'd be able to cope with uni and a job. I just hope I get PIP when they take me off the DLA.



    That's the hope
    Hmm, the system is really unfair. My brother in Uni knows well off people who's parents have divorced and get money showered on them by SFE. Other people who are 'theoretically' well off - their parents earn above the threshold - but who's assets are frozen or unavailable for whatever reason get disadvantaged. Hmm. No good.

    I'm lucky enough that my Dyspraxia is quite tame on the scale so I can just about manage working. I do so now, and although I feel the extra time would be useful for revision because I procrastinate like no tomorrow at least I get the CV experience. I'm also lucky enough that I've saved enough not to need to necessarily work at Uni. Of course, you are not so lucky and so it is a real pain for you. You might want to look into informal work with the Uni, like helping at the Union shop or at open days because as far as I have heard they tend to be flexible with shifts and you can just say no if you can't do it.

    I'm sure you have already done the research but be sure to squeeze as much value out of your DSA payment as possible, it can help with the purchase of equipment and provision of practical support at Uni, like organisation help, extra time and even a little leniency on some non-critical deadlines.
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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    Hmm, the system is really unfair. My brother in Uni knows well off people who's parents have divorced and get money showered on them by SFE. Other people who are 'theoretically' well off - their parents earn above the threshold - but who's assets are frozen or unavailable for whatever reason get disadvantaged. Hmm. No good.

    I'm lucky enough that my Dyspraxia is quite tame on the scale so I can just about manage working. I do so now, and although I feel the extra time would be useful for revision because I procrastinate like no tomorrow at least I get the CV experience. I'm also lucky enough that I've saved enough not to need to necessarily work at Uni. Of course, you are not so lucky and so it is a real pain for you. You might want to look into informal work with the Uni, like helping at the Union shop or at open days because as fart as I have heard they tend to be flexible with shifts and you can just say no if you can't do it.

    I'm sure you have already done the research but be sure to squeeze as much value out of your DSA payment as possible, it can help with the purchase of equipment and provision of practical support at Uni, like organisation help, extra time and even a little leniency on some non-critical deadlines.
    Ahhh, no I hadn't heard about some of those things; thank you.

    PS: hehe, fart

    Yes I'm that mature
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Ahhh, no I hadn't heard about some of those things; thank you.

    PS: hehe, fart

    Yes I'm that mature
    Pfft. Give the man a rest! Shh, I'll surreptitiously edit that one now!!!
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Ahhh, no I hadn't heard about some of those things; thank you.

    PS: hehe, fart

    Yes I'm that mature
    Here's one of the options available if you do choose to go with Newcastle,
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/jobs/fi...c.php#benefits

    You apply during a window, and they send you open positions at the uni and if you have got time and want to do it, you just pick one. Nice hourly rate and a decent-ish amount of work available. I'll definitely be signing up.
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    Of course you'll still fit in and make friends at uni if you don't drink! I made three great friends (who I'm going to stay in touch with after uni) and not once have I gone out drinking with them!
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    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    Pfft. Give the man a rest! Shh, I'll surreptitiously edit that one now!!!
    (Original post by tecwhizz)
    Here's one of the options available if you do choose to go with Newcastle,
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/jobs/fi...c.php#benefits

    You apply during a window, and they send you open positions at the uni and if you have got time and want to do it, you just pick one. Nice hourly rate and a decent-ish amount of work available. I'll definitely be signing up.
    Ahhh OK, cheers
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    Hi, I'm similar to you. Not a fan of clubbing etc but I fell in love with Newcastle University so made it my firm. I'm just hoping I'll be able to fit in as I'm really not interested in the partying lifestyle and don't want to be in accommodation where everyone is partying as it would be annoying to cope with being sober as I don't drink haha.
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    (Original post by ilyicecream10)
    Hi, I'm similar to you. Not a fan of clubbing etc but I fell in love with Newcastle University so made it my firm. I'm just hoping I'll be able to fit in as I'm really not interested in the partying lifestyle and don't want to be in accommodation where everyone is partying as it would be annoying to cope with being sober as I don't drink haha.
    Welcome to the society of teetotallers and quiet, moderate drinkers (me). What course you applied for?
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    (Original post by ilyicecream10)
    Hi, I'm similar to you. Not a fan of clubbing etc but I fell in love with Newcastle University so made it my firm. I'm just hoping I'll be able to fit in as I'm really not interested in the partying lifestyle and don't want to be in accommodation where everyone is partying as it would be annoying to cope with being sober as I don't drink haha.
    What subject?

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    Uni isn't all about clubbinnyou know. Deadlines/exams/group presentations/individual presentations are waiting for you gd luck.
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    I think that the Universities should make accommodations subject specific, as all the students doing real subjects would be constantly busy, creating a nice and calm learning (and living) environment. And all the sports science students etc. could trash their accommodation and do whatever they want without annoying anyone else. Obviously there are exceptions, but certain types of people usually are attracted to the certain types of subjects.
 
 
 
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