Can’t afford uni in London? Second year Watch

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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?
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Surely You can get the government to make them sign something saying you are an independent student
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