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    hi. i am 23 years old and hoping to study the extended diploma in animal management at brackenhurst come September. i currently live on my own in a one bedroom flat and have done for the last three years, i am unemployed at this moment so i am in receipt of JSA and housing benefit, with this being a full time course i do not believe i would be entitled to either of them once i (hopefully) enrol. As the course is further education and because of my age i am not entitled to student finance but as this will be my first full level 3 course it will be government funded but i am struggling to find some assistance with paying my rent and keeping my home going if i decided to go onto study. i am wondering if anyone has been in the same situation and/or if you have any help or advice as to what i could do??

    P.s Sorry for the essay but thank you for taking the time to read :-)
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    Unless you're disabled or have a child, there's no help from the government, I'm afraid.
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    So basically theres no hope of even keeping a roof over my head if i wanted to go onto study to better myself in life... How depressing :-(
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    Full time education is usually only 16 hours a week; so you should still be able to find a job?
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    Find yourself a job whilst studying though?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Full time education is usually only 16 hours a week; so you should still be able to find a job?
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    Find yourself a job whilst studying though?
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    Where will you be living? See if there's bar work or weekend work you can do outside of study hours. Even something like cleaning at the uni can be an option, usually first thing in the morning but if you need the cash then that shouldn't be an issue. Where would you be living? Do you need to move to study or can you stay where you are? If you own the flat you're currently living in, could you rent it out or sell it to make some money? Do you have anything (such as a car) that you don't really need and could sell to raise a bit? Could something as simple as changing eating habits, shopping habits and bills help, such as switching providers? I spend around £15 a week on food but I know some people who spend £60!

    Edit: What is your phone situation like? If you're paying more than £15/month then you need to reconsider where your priorities lie. Do you need an iPad? Do you need the extra pair of shoes?

    It really disappoints me these days how easily people spend money they don't have. Don't let yourself be one of them!
 
 
 
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