Can’t afford uni in London? Second year Watch

Badges: 2
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
My parents have decided they don’t want to help with uni. They also don’t want to write a letter to confirm that I am an independent student. As a result, I get a student loan of £5,600, and London rent for someone living alone is minimum £180 a week. The uni has offered to help with the situation by prioritising me for halls, however the hall prices are £220 a week. I don’t have a home to go to, so I’m looking at renting 52 weeks a year. That amounts to double my student loan.

I’m going into my final year and I have no savings - right now I can’t even put down a deposit to move out of where I am now. I start working full time in about 2 weeks - I wasn’t able to get a part time job for parts of this year, but I did some temp type roles here and there. My degree is quite time demanding and my grades have definitely suffered. That was with the added help of a university grant.

It’s a shame because I’m so close to the end but because of certain circumstances its almost impossible. This year was also really bad for mental health since I was dealing with abuse. I also haven’t had anything to look forward to because I can pretty much only afford rent, transport and food.

How do other people on minimum loans survive uni at London?
Badges: 19
Report 1 week ago
Surely You can get the government to make them sign something saying you are an independent student
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
new posts
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.


University open days

  • Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 31 Jul '19
  • Staffordshire University
    Postgraduate open event - Stoke-on-Trent campus Postgraduate
    Wed, 7 Aug '19
  • University of Derby
    Foundation Open Event Further education
    Wed, 7 Aug '19

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (137)
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (73)
No I am happy with my course choice (455)
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (107)

Watched Threads

View All