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    Hi guys,

    I didn't plan on going to Uni this year but received a clearing offer from Liverpool uni to study biological sciences and now I really want to take it... The only thing holding me back is the stress of everything being so last minute! I basically have less than a month to sort out my accommodation, student loan, and all my basic supplies. Despite doing a lot of research, I still have a lot of unanswered questions that I wondered if any of you could help me with.

    1) Accommodation:
    What are my chances of getting on-site accommodation this late? Do I have to pay a deposit? Are there any places I should avoid? If I am unable to get university accommodation, I know the uni still help to get private accommodation with their partnerships but is this more expensive? And less sociable?

    2) Student loan:
    I would be applying very late for a student loan and since it takes up to 6 weeks to come through, I may not receive it until the 2nd week of uni. Does this mean that my tuition wouldn't be paid until my 2nd week? Are there issues with this?

    3) Other stuff:
    Do I need a car? I live in Leeds and do drive but, after experiencing the expense of a car and its insurance, I'm not sure if I really need it for uni. I'm not planning to be going home every weekend so it seems kind of pointless to me... Can I claim some kind of student transport card?

    Right, I think that's it! I'm sorry for asking a million questions but I'm bloody stressed and don't want to dive into something so big without considering it properly. If you've read this far you've got the patience of a saint, haha!


    Don't know about accommodation or student finance however you don't need a car. Literally in London it'll be so much cheaper to travel by train or bus! Don't bother with the hassle of a car!!
    Order an 18+ student Oyster card and that'll give you 30% discounted travel on off peak travel cards and monthly travel cards.

    You wont need a car in Liverpool, there are buses or trains everywhere. Student fare is £1.80 on arriva and £1.70 on stagecoach.
    You can buy termly passes so there is that to think about too. It would cost you a fortune to park so public transport would be your better option.
    Cant help with the other questions but i imagine a quick call to student services would sort them out.
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