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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    I graduated in 2012. What are the biggest challenges that you as students are facing today?
    Finances. Hugely.

    I’m a student who has to take a year or two off before university because I can’t get enough of a loan to cover my funds whilst at Uni. I’m sure plenty of students at university also struggle financially.
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    Finances. Hugely.

    I’m a student who has to take a year or two off before university because I can’t get enough of a loan to cover my funds whilst at Uni. I’m sure plenty of students at university also struggle financially.
    Thanks for sharing this. I am sure it is much harder than when I was there since the tuition fees were increased. How are you planning on building your finances?
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    Tuition have nothing to do with living costs at uni
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    Thanks for sharing this. I am sure it is much harder than when I was there since the tuition fees were increased. How are you planning on building your finances?
    Interestingly, it’s not tuition fees that are the issue. It’s the maintenance loan (that covers accommodation, food etc.) that you can only get a certain amount for depending on your parents income.

    I’ll be taking a gap year or two and working full time in retail, saving up around 18-20k in order to then have funds at university. Unfortunately it’s my only option! x
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    (Original post by FloralHybrid)
    Interestingly, it’s not tuition fees that are the issue. It’s the maintenance loan (that covers accommodation, food etc.) that you can only get a certain amount for depending on your parents income.

    I’ll be taking a gap year or two and working full time in retail, saving up around 18-20k in order to then have funds at university. Unfortunately it’s my only option! x
    See im left £150a week after rent
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    (Original post by FloralHybrid)
    Interestingly, it’s not tuition fees that are the issue. It’s the maintenance loan (that covers accommodation, food etc.) that you can only get a certain amount for depending on your parents income.

    I’ll be taking a gap year or two and working full time in retail, saving up around 18-20k in order to then have funds at university. Unfortunately it’s my only option! x
    I see my mistake. Yes I remember this. Well done for saving up. You have just offered others a solution to that. I am sure working part time there is also an option?
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    See im left £150a week after rent
    Where do you for University? Is this manageable or you just keeping you head above the water?
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    Where do you for University? Is this manageable or you just keeping you head above the water?
    I’m at Brunel and it’s £150a week after rent. That’s £150 for food
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    I graduated in 2012. What are the biggest challenges that you as students are facing today?
    Living life.
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    I’m at Brunel and it’s £150a week after rent. That’s £150 for food
    Really I went to Brunel for a Foundation degree. I was in Clifton Hall. Perhaps you can try budgeting? I remember sometimes I literally ate noodles, or toast and beans for dinner sometimes.
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    Living life.
    What part of living?
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    Really I went to Brunel for a Foundation degree. I was in Clifton Hall. Perhaps you can try budgeting? I remember sometimes I literally ate noodles, or toast and beans for dinner sometimes.
    I don’t need to budget a £150 a WEEK for food
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    I don’t need to budget a £150 a WEEK for food
    So if £150 is left for food after rent, is there anything left for anything else?
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    So if £150 is left for food after rent, is there anything left for anything else?
    Well basically that is my only cost other than rent to so I suppose it’s £150 for food, beer, clothes and goods which is more than plenty
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    Well basically that is my only cost other than rent to so I suppose it’s £150 for food, beer, clothes and goods which is more than plenty
    That's great. Thought you were suggesting £150 is a too little for you.
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    So if £150 is left for food after rent, is there anything left for anything else?
    Well basically that is my only cost other than rent to so I suppose it’s £150 for food, beer, clothes and goods which is more than plenty
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    (Original post by MopaniMK)
    What part of living?
    haha everything, I don't really like my uni
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    I see my mistake. Yes I remember this. Well done for saving up. You have just offered others a solution to that. I am sure working part time there is also an option?
    Indeed, I could work part time whilst at University. But rather than overloading myself whilst I’m there given I’d need to be working sort of 20+ hours a week, it’s better to work now and be able to focus solely on my studies once I get there. ☺️
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    haha everything, I don't really like my uni
    If you hate it perhaps consider a move? I know it is expensive, but are you willing to go through the years unhappy?
 
 
 

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