Uni flats seem so expensive!!!

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I mean my mothers 3 bed house costs £200 a month rent and some Uni flats cost £100 a week!!!!!

Is this some kind of joke????

How does a Uni student get enough money together to pay for this and shopping and other stuff???? I would be working more than I am learning!
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I mean my mothers 3 bed house costs £200 a month rent and some Uni flats cost £100 a week!!!!!

Is this some kind of joke????

How does a Uni student get enough money together to pay for this and shopping and other stuff???? I would be working more than I am learning!
Usually uni flats include internet, heating, lighting and water - most rented accommodation doesn't.
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Is your mother's house in Nigeria?*
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How the **** does a 3 bed house cost £200 a month? You mean a room in the house?

£100 a week is not unreasonable. Most uni flats have all the bills included in rent, that's water, electric, internet, gas (if applicable). Plus usually CCTV and security and such.

If it's too expensive people go into shared houses where they may pay £200-£300 a month with all bills included. Don't expect everything to be given to you.

I'm renting a flat privately and all the bills on top make it more expensive than the halls. And the flat is pretty cheap compared to other flats in the city. But I also work to cover what doesn't get covered by the loan
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My mum lives on a edgy estate that is why it is £200 a month.
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My mum lives on a edgy estate that is why it is £200 a month.
Well considering where your mum lives, I would assume you would get a maximum maintenance loan amount. £100 per week is £5200 a year. Max maintenance loan is over £8000 a year. Don't see the problem...

You can't afford it, get a flat "on a edgy estate" and pay the £100 a month. If you even manage to find such a run down place.

Like I said before, if the students can't afford the uni housing they go for a room in a shared house which is cheaper
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It will depend on the university too, for my university city (northern england) £100 would get you a small studio flat, I paid £68 a week for my halls.
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tfw you paid £127 a week on rent. I'm now only paying only £100 for a student house but meh.
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You have to understand £200 a month is incredibly cheap and not the norm.

You can find cheaper places to live for uni, but that means going into private house shares usally. Which most people don't do until second year.
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If you can't afford it then you don't deserve to go.
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I mean my mothers 3 bed house costs £200 a month rent and some Uni flats cost £100 a week!!!!!

Is this some kind of joke????

How does a Uni student get enough money together to pay for this and shopping and other stuff???? I would be working more than I am learning!
£200 per month is ridiculously low, and it's certainly not the norm, and £100 is the standard for student accommodation. Bear in mind that the figure includes services - so your water, WiFi and electricity is included for that cost, along with security, cleaning and other facilities. £100 seems to be the average and you'll probably be able to get cheaper accommodation - conversely, you can also get much, much more expensive accommodation. I'm presuming that you're getting the maximum maintenance loan, or close to that, so that should easily cover your accommodation and living expenses, providing you manage your finances carefully. If you don't get the maximum loan, you may struggle though.
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£200 a month? Oh wow that's cheap.

When I went to Bristol the most expensive room I saw was £187 a week or something :/
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£200 a month?!!

My halls accommodation in first year was £155 a week. And a shared house room was £350 a month (which was cheap compared to others). :erm:
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My halls were £57 a week
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My halls are gonna be £61.59

Wouldn't wanna pay £100...
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My halls were £125 a week
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My halls were £57 a week
How!? And where?

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Swansea university in 2007 haha sorry!
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Is your mother's house in Nigeria?*
Rude
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If you can't afford it then you don't deserve to go.
This is bull
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