I am a student starting (Hopefully) at BIMM Manchester this year, I have already done a first year at staffs that was daunting and I am into my overdraft quite a lot.
As some of you may know BIMM does not offer accommodation, so you have to apply for it separately, also BIMM requires a deposit of around £585 before you initially start the course to secure your place.
I have had such a nightmare trying to secure accommodation, which i have now done however it is super expensive and they are asking for instalments before starting and I have a week to cancel and get my deposit back (hence posting here)
I cannot give them any money until I get my student loan in september (As I dont start my course until then.) and once I do I will have no student loan left to live on.
I want to contact landlords to try and sort this and see if i can stay in a shared house but I don't have any rent money to give to them until I get these student loans. I only have just enough for my course deposit and about 400 spare (including deposit I just paid to halls).
Do I risk going without accommodation secured until close to october and see if there is any places left? Or do I contact Unite (current halls i secured and see if they can set up a personal payment plan to fi around me and just bank on getting a job!?
Does anybody know if I am applicable for any grants or anything?
My mother is disabled and doesnt have an income and I dont have a father, so I cant really rely on anybody to ask for financial help.
Edit: ( I have also been debating staying at home and travelling as its only 1 bus and 45 minutes on a train that isn't that expensive or even getting a car out of the student loans that would be my rent)
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