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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Sorry to hear that :/ how comes you have an essay I thought you were doing maths at Warwick ?
    Yes. The second year essay. I have no primary sources and have just believed the (almost certainly correct, as it's all old and not remotely contentious) things I have found on Wolfram and stack exchange and Wikipedia, but I can't source them obviously, nor can I not source them as I have used a lot of ideas in proofs from them and it would be borderline plagiarism.
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    You lot need to budget :rofl:

    I could do about £20 a week excluding nights out
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    £10 per semester
    Pot noodles all day everyday.
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    Hahaha, I spent over £900

    I lack the ability to say no when asked to go to social events, and I rarely cooked (living in self-catered)...
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    AH really ; how much did you spend in your first sesmester not including food and rent
    about a grand on gym membership and other one off payments. Xmas i spent so much
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    about a grand on gym membership and other one off payments. Xmas i spent so much
    I think many students tend to sPlash out when they first get their student loan but I guess you'll spend less next semester as you won't need to buy the gym membership again for example !
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    Self catered and keeping in mind that last term was also freshers so was signing up for stuff:
    Societies: £150
    Archery Equipment: £300
    Train journeys: £100
    Comic Con: £200
    Extra stuff for my flat and course: £50-100
    Christmas: £50
    Food: £20 every 10 days or so

    So probably around £1000 but a lot of this was one off expenses that were unique to moving in. I also had to pay my car tax, insurance and repairs which was £800 or so. Also doesn't account for things like my phone bill.

    This term I expect to spend £20 per 7-10 days on food and that's it. I've had to pay £350 towards my house for next year but again that's a somewhat unique cost. My only actual outgoing cost for the next 12 weeks will be food. So of my £700 left from my loan I should have about £400 of that leftover at Easter. It's really not difficult to budget and not spend. Not drinking, smoking, etc. helps as well.
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    (Original post by TheExtrovertGod)
    You lot need to budget :rofl:

    I could do about £20 a week excluding nights out
    So not £20 a week then :lol:

    I keep track of every penny I spend and need to spend. Give myself what I can afford to give myself which is £45 a week and means I'm fairly comfortable without wasting money on stuff I don't need
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    (Original post by JustAGeogStudent)
    Hahaha, I spent over £900

    I lack the ability to say no when asked to go to social events, and I rarely cooked (living in self-catered)...
    Oh my and yh you see so many people who say they won't go out cause they have no money yet still end up going when people beg them and end up knee deep into their overdrafts ; I know someone who was in like -250 by the end of the first semester
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Self catered and keeping in mind that last term was also freshers so was signing up for stuff:
    Societies: £150
    Archery Equipment: £300
    Train journeys: £100
    Comic Con: £200
    Extra stuff for my flat and course: £50-100
    Christmas: £50
    Food: £20 every 10 days or so

    So probably around £1000 but a lot of this was one off expenses that were unique to moving in. I also had to pay my car tax, insurance and repairs which was £800 or so. Also doesn't account for things like my phone bill.

    This term I expect to spend £20 per 7-10 days on food and that's it. I've had to pay £350 towards my house for next year but again that's a somewhat unique cost. My only actual outgoing cost for the next 12 weeks will be food. So of my £700 left from my loan I should have about £400 of that leftover at Easter. It's really not difficult to budget and not spend. Not drinking, smoking, etc. helps as well.
    AH fair enough it looks like you spent money on sensible things like societies and sports memberships so it's not too bad
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    (Original post by Rodney98)
    £10 per semester
    Pot noodles all day everyday.
    Are you serious ? If so that's very impressive
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    AH fair enough it looks like you spent money on sensible things like societies and sports memberships so it's not too bad
    While that's true I wouldn't have been able to do it if I were relying solely on my student loan. For example someone else might have spent £300 on alcohol over the semester. They might have gotten the same enjoyment I got out of archery. It doesn't matter where the money goes, providing you spend money within your means. I'd be in the same scenario as every other poor student if I spent £300 when I only had £200.

    Spending money on sensible things is not sensible if you don't have the money to spend. That's where most people go wrong.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    In my first semester I spent around £300 altogether as I'm in catered halls so don't need to buy food
    Would you say this is a lot or not much compared to what you spent ?
    Do you recommend living in catered halls in terms of costs?
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Are you serious ? If so that's very impressive
    Growing up poor taught me a lot of things.
    It is possible I just really love pot noodles .
    I'm a loner so I don't go to pubs, parties, student fairs and other stuff.
    When I see something I like I always think twice about it.

    If I get bored with pot noodles I have, lasagna or ratatouille spaghetti.

    When my mum came to campus she nearly fainted by the thought of her son not taking care of his diet.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    In my first semester I spent around £300 altogether as I'm in catered halls so don't need to buy food
    Would you say this is a lot or not much compared to what you spent ?
    How much is your rent?
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Are you serious ? If so that's very impressive
    I'd rather just be in debt than live on pot noodles all semester :lol:
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    About £1500
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    While that's true I wouldn't have been able to do it if I were relying solely on my student loan. For example someone else might have spent £300 on alcohol over the semester. They might have gotten the same enjoyment I got out of archery. It doesn't matter where the money goes, providing you spend money within your means. I'd be in the same scenario as every other poor student if I spent £300 when I only had £200.

    Spending money on sensible things is not sensible if you don't have the money to spend. That's where most people go wrong.
    Yeh your last point is very true ; good to see you'd rather spend cash on sports than alcohol haha.
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    (Original post by Raizelcadres)
    Do you recommend living in catered halls in terms of costs?
    The way my uni organises catered halls is extremely good as I get breakfast dinner and also get £27 on a meal card each week which I can spend at any of the places on campus offering food and in my case that's a lot of places so I end up not spending any money on food but I still know of people who will order takeaways for example which is rather silly
    Look at what your uni charges for catered halls cause in some cases it really isn't worth it as some palces I know only give you a certain amount of money on a card and you're expected to get all your food with it or other places won't provide meals at the weekend so in these cases it's probably better of going self catered
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    (Original post by Rodney98)
    Growing up poor taught me a lot of things.
    It is possible I just really love pot noodles .
    I'm a loner so I don't go to pubs, parties, student fairs and other stuff.
    When I see something I like I always think twice about it.

    If I get bored with pot noodles I have, lasagna or ratatouille spaghetti.

    When my mum came to campus she nearly fainted by the thought of her son not taking care of his diet.
    Yeh living off that sort of food isn't good for your health however you've saved a lot of money doing so ; perhaps consider buying cheap fruit / veg as well
 
 
 
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