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    Just starting to plan for university next year (not in London)and needed some help from you guys.
    How much is it nowadays to survive in university for a year excluding accommodation. (Would £2000-3000 be sufficient?)
    I know it varies depending on which part of the UK you are in but an approximation will do.
    I will not be studying in London.

    Could someone use their experiences to break it down for me per week on what they spend their money on?

    Thanks guys.
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    (Original post by mselby)
    Just starting to plan for university next year (not in London)and needed some help from you guys.
    How much is it nowadays to survive in university for a year excluding accommodation. (Would £2000-3000 be sufficient?)
    I know it varies depending on which part of the UK you are in but an approximation will do.
    I will not be studying in London.

    Could someone use their experiences to break it down for me per week on what they spend their money on?

    Thanks guys.
    I can't really give a break down because my first year was catered and it was one big sum of money (obviously I didn't have the responsibilities of buying food or anything like that), but £2,000-3,000 seems like more than enough to me! With a good budget you should be fine
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    Yes 2-3k should be enough to survive.

    2k would give you £38.40 to live off if you were living away from home for the whole 52 weeks of the year, or around £47.50 a week if you go for the standard student 42 weeks of the year.

    3k would give you £57.60 for 52 weeks or £71.40 for 42 weeks.

    This is what my budget looks like (monthly) to give you an idea of what I spend money on. Obviously your accommodation costs will likely vary wildly. (The last 2 columns are dark because I have not yet found somewhere to live for those months and so I have added estimations). Transport included 2 term time bus passes and occasional visits home.

    http://i.imgur.com/TLiMgba.png?1
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Yes 2-3k should be enough to survive.

    2k would give you £38.40 to live off if you were living away from home for the whole 52 weeks of the year, or around £47.50 a week if you go for the standard student 42 weeks of the year.

    3k would give you £57.60 for 52 weeks or £71.40 for 42 weeks.

    This is what my budget looks like (monthly) to give you an idea of what I spend money on. Obviously your accommodation costs will likely vary wildly. (The last 2 columns are dark because I have not yet found somewhere to live for those months and so I have added estimations). Transport included 2 term time bus passes and occasional visits home.

    http://i.imgur.com/TLiMgba.png?1
    80 pound a month on food xD da***
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    80 pound a month on food xD da***
    that's easy if you're organised, we normally manage that per person between the two of us, can be much less
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    80 pound a month on food xD da***
    Yeah just realised that's a little off base, some weeks I spend around £20 others around £25 it should be around £100 per month. But my socialising/ going out budget is higher than it needs to be as rarely go out. So it evens out.
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    Your uni might have a page eg
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/funding/living-costs/ which isn't going to be 100% accurate but you can change things as you wish.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    that's easy if you're organised, we normally manage that per person between the two of us, can be much less
    get outta here. theres no aldi or lidl nearby me and as theres a free bus to tesco I go there.

    you must prepare all your meals at home...and only £20's worth for one week for two! miserable stuff
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    get outta here. theres no aldi or lidl nearby me and as theres a free bus to tesco I go there.

    you must prepare all your meals at home...and only £20's worth for one week for two! miserable stuff
    I said per person, it's £35 in total each week as an average and we re certainly not miserable We spent £45 at asda last week and that will last us 2 weeks as we ve got a lot of stuff left in from previous weeks.
    If you only buy value or own brand products it's pretty doable (brands are a waste of money in my mind).
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I said per person, it's £35 in total each week as an average and we re certainly not miserable We spent £45 at asda last week and that will last us 2 weeks as we ve got a lot of stuff left in from previous weeks.
    If you only buy value or own brand products it's pretty doable (brands are a waste of money in my mind).
    oh yeh for two tis a lot handier! for one less so...yeh just end up spending more

    yeh I guess if yeh can get non brands all the time tis doable. aldi is very doable at £40 a week. its hard never to eat out though ..at least in college p
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    oh yeh for two tis a lot handier! for one less so...yeh just end up spending more

    yeh I guess if yeh can get non brands all the time tis doable. aldi is very doable at £40 a week. its hard never to eat out though ..at least in college p
    I keep treat food in the freezer so never eat out, it's all about will power. Living on my own I never hit over 25, I froze a lot of stuff so never wasted any food.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I keep treat food in the freezer so never eat out, it's all about will power. Living on my own I never hit over 25, I froze a lot of stuff so never wasted any food.
    you crazy p

    its something to work to...but my gf for example couldnt live like that...I probably could but compromise is key
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    you crazy p

    its something to work to...but my gf for example couldnt live like that...I probably could but compromise is key
    Not really, as long as it tastes good, the cheaper the food the better. I d rather spend money on other stuff like a mortgage deposit
 
 
 
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