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    So I'm planning on going to Manchester university full time, and my biggest concern is expenses. I'm from EU so I won't be able to apply for maintenance loans, and the university limits the work to 20 hours a week which is 576£ a month on the national living wage.I've done a bit of arithmetic and here's the layout of my estimated expenses in Manchester.

    200-250£/m for a room
    175£/m for food.
    Which leaves me with 151£ a month left for things like transport (planning on walking wherever possible)

    I'm wondering if this is a viable route?if this isn't viable I'm thinking of Student Loan Company as a possible temporary solution.
    Also distance learning isn't really an option as I want to study physics which will require lab work.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Your food bill seems rather high?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Your food bill seems rather high?
    Is it? I don't live in Manchester yet so my price estimates are based on educated guesses
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    Yes you can easily eat well (meat/fish everyday) for £100 a month
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    (Original post by FurudoErika)
    So I'm planning on going to Manchester university full time, and my biggest concern is expenses. I'm from EU so I won't be able to apply for maintenance loans, and the university limits the work to 20 hours a week which is 576£ a month on the national living wage.I've done a bit of arithmetic and here's the layout of my estimated expenses in Manchester.

    200-250£/m for a room
    175£/m for food.
    Which leaves me with 151£ a month left for things like transport (planning on walking wherever possible)

    I'm wondering if this is a viable route?if this isn't viable I'm thinking of Student Loan Company as a possible temporary solution.
    Also distance learning isn't really an option as I want to study physics which will require lab work.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    SLC will only fund your living costs if you've lived in the UK for the last 5 years so they wouldn't be a temporary option.
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    Your rent seems very low, you will struggle to find somewhere that cheap a month.
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    I would recommend living full time, part time living likely comes with some serious logistical (and biological) difficulties.


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    your food bill is too high, if you're really short on money you can manage on £20 a week (obviously then you need to budget for toiletries, cleaning stuff etc) but £25-30 should be the maximum really

    your rent estimate is also really low, I haven't seen student accommodation much under £300 and I don't live in a city, I doubt you will find anything for £250 or less

    I think once you get a realistic rent figure you are not going to have enough to live on
 
 
 
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