Living in London as undergraduate?Watch
Im not one to go out to party often etc. so would be a sensible non extravagant lifestyle. ( Applying to Uni in september). I dont want to be working part time since i want to keep my head on studying. Thanks
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If you want to actually live, do not study in London. Your income will be swallowed up by extortionate rent and prices of goods. I'm on the outskirts of London and about a 40 minute train journey into the capital. Much cheaper to live and much more enjoyable as you will enjoy London for what it is, rather than what you have to put up with every day.
I don't live in London at all, I'm on the outside of London in Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire is ok! Student Housing in London is just as outrageous as private rent. I was paying £1000 a month for a Unite Students flat and all you got was a shared kitchen and a tiny room!
I don't know where hertfordshire is tbh, im from manchester, any advice on areas i should look into for cheap accomodation? Or any uni's which should have priority? The main attraction for London to me is its 'law central' and the nightlife is amazing. Since you seem to know about it would love to hear any suggestions.
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I'm in Oxford and that's bad enough. These landlords just LOVE bleeding students dry for some sadistic reason which should be illegal! Could not imagine the horrors of prices in London.
Pick unis outside of London. There's plenty of opportunities to live in London after your graduate when you can actually afford to. But, why bother if you know you won't be able to afford it? (I base this conclusion on your premise of asking about London's prices).
I say, go for cheap places if money is a concern for you. I've had money issues for uni and it's one of the worst things you could experience, esp as a student where you have to budget regardless of where you live already.
Although the London universities have great employer links and you've got the buzz of living in London, it felt more like I would be going to work each day, rather than being at university. Obviously it depends on the uni as to the structure of the campuses etc, but generally life is more complicated, and as I want to one day work/live in London, I chose to firm a different university so that I can have a few years of carefree student life, and not miss out on the full student experience.
Hope this helps!