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    I've got about £700 in the bank at the moment but I'm aiming to have hit £1000 (and keep it in 4 figures) by the time I start. I've been working lots of overtime at M&S
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    I have £5500 so far, and I hope to get it up to £8000ish by next year.

    Don't want to scrounge off my parents - I want to be totally independant!
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    i've oscillated wildly from -400 to 1800...currently i'm on 880 but i reckon that'll be down to 400 by the time i get there....i'll be getting a job
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    Got about £400 saved. I'm getting £1 500 in grants and a scholarship of £1000 from leeds uni although i only get £500 the first year and the other £500 the second year depending on 1st year results.

    With this and my student loan i thought i was going to be ok til I read this thread :eek: Got no choice really I have to be ok cos my mum cant afford to help me out
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    Worryingly little
    I've had a job in a bar since March, but despite having to turn down shifts left right and centre during my A-levels, since the summer began the work has really dried up. They've had to cut costs, which has led to me getting one shift every 2-3 weeks on average at the moment. I wasn't able to find another summer job because my town is overrun with returning students and once it goes past June, there just isn't any work to be found. I had a few hundred in my account after A-levels but blew it on trips away, clothes for uni, and petrol visiting friends all over the country. Despite promising myself I'd keep my balance over £500 now, I currently have £40
    I'm hoping to claw it back by the time I start uni though. I'm doing temp work for my mum and taking any shifts I can get at work. I'm also owed nearly £200 in wrongly taken tax from my bar job - if I can figure out how to get it back ASAP I'll be very happy.
    My dad is paying for my accommodation and I know he'll try and help me out beyond that if he can, but I'm on my own when it comes to day-to-day finances. I just want enough in my account to get by on a shoestring without having to get a job straight away.
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    (Original post by slowjamz)
    Worryingly little
    I've had a job in a bar since March, but despite having to turn down shifts left right and centre during my A-levels, since the summer began the work has really dried up. They've had to cut costs, which has led to me getting one shift every 2-3 weeks on average at the moment...
    i'm sure they've got jobs going as bouncers at the lizard lounge :mad:
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    i'm sure they've got jobs going as bouncers at the lizard lounge :mad:
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    (Original post by slowjamz)
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    sorry, thought u were someone else off the bristol forum
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    parents paying fees, and food allowance
    loan covering accomodation
    £1400 saved up for other stuff (clubs, goin out, essentials etc)

    was aimin for 2k, but 1750 may be more realistic now
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    (Original post by Leeroy)
    parents paying fees, and food allowance
    loan covering accomodation
    £1400 saved up for other stuff (clubs, goin out, essentials etc)

    was aimin for 2k, but 1750 may be more realistic now
    Well apparently if I applied for a loan I wouldn't get squat. I've saved up a few grand and let me tell you saving is one of the hardest things I've done. I can imagine it will soon run out and I'll be left to my own devies as parents have 'let me go',lol so they say. 2 weeks into uni my mother will be worrying again.
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    Hmm - well - I've earnt a fair bit over the year, however - I have had to spend a lot of it on various things. My last paycheque should be for about £200 and I won't receive it until about 3 days before I start uni -so I'll have that - plus the £100 in my ISA. And hopefully about another £250 on top of that if I manage to put it aside - although I have a lot of 'neccessary' items to buy etc - including a new passport, for my expedition to Iceland next year, plus another £50 I have to send off to the people organising that trip. But it's my bday 2 days before I move in so hopefully I won't have to shell out too much on books etc because I'm getting money for that sort of thing for my birthday.

    However I think a bit of overtime may be neccessary now to boost my cash flow a bit - sigh :rolleyes:
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    My boyfriend is starting Liverpool to do vet sci and he has over £13,000 BUT we just got a well swanky apartment in Liverpool city centre to live in so that has taken a bit of a chunk out of that!
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    i have £1900 in my account at the moment (saved over the last few years)
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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    i have £1900 in my account at the moment (saved over the last few years)

    I have 11p
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    (Original post by 411?)
    I have 11p
    i'll wire you 9p if you want (20p is far more useful )
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    £o

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    About £2500 saved by the time i go in october.. but my parents are helping out with fixed costs like the accommodation.. i really want to avoid getting into debt, and want to spend as little of my loan as possible, so im working out a rough budget, which i know i wont manage to stick to... but i want to at least try
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    Well I have taken a gap year, and I'm getting a job. So for uni nxt year I should have atleast £5,000 to spare for uni. It should get me through the first year.
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    I don't have alot saved, but those jolly people at the institute of Physics have decided to give me £750 at the beginning of the first and second years, result!
 
 
 
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