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I can’t afford uni, I’ve just done first year and that was fine, but now I’m going into second year and my dad has just lost his job. We have no money and I can’t afford the rent and bills for our shared student house and that’s not even thinking about prices for food and other stuff. My maintenance loan nowhere near covers the price. We are in talks with sfe about it but they said that it might be that nothing changes! What should I do? Get a another loan? I’ve worked all summer and still don’t have enough. I’m already looking for work at uni which isn’t ideal but I will have to.
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(Original post by Kostarexe)
I can’t afford uni, I’ve just done first year and that was fine, but now I’m going into second year and my dad has just lost his job. We have no money and I can’t afford the rent and bills for our shared student house and that’s not even thinking about prices for food and other stuff. My maintenance loan nowhere near covers the price. We are in talks with sfe about it but they said that it might be that nothing changes! What should I do? Get a another loan? I’ve worked all summer and still don’t have enough. I’m already looking for work at uni which isn’t ideal but I will have to.
If your financial situation changes you may be eligible for extra support or a bigger loan? Maybe you could get another loan from the bank?
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Exeter offers things such as the Hardship Fund which helps those struggling. Get in touch with the guild!
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Goodluck OP. I would say the only way to pay your immediate bills is to quickly find a working student job.

I support myself through my studies, but Ive personally no clue what I would do in this situation apart from contact family and ask for loans to pay the immediate bills like rent, all the while furiosly applying for jobs.

Can you ask some family members to help you out? Your university should get informed and if they can provide loans that should help (like the other user mentioned a hardship fund).

Your network of family friends, university, most of these should be asked and informed for assistance.
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(Original post by Kostarexe)
I can’t afford uni, I’ve just done first year and that was fine, but now I’m going into second year and my dad has just lost his job. We have no money and I can’t afford the rent and bills for our shared student house and that’s not even thinking about prices for food and other stuff. My maintenance loan nowhere near covers the price. We are in talks with sfe about it but they said that it might be that nothing changes! What should I do? Get a another loan? I’ve worked all summer and still don’t have enough. I’m already looking for work at uni which isn’t ideal but I will have to.
Hello Kostarexe,

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing financial difficulties. The best advice I can suggest is contacting the Guild Advice Unit so that they can talk through your options. If you need to access the hardship funds they will be able to support you through the application process. Information about this can be found here.

I know that you have said that you are looking for part time work- have you used Careerzone? They advertise lots of part time work opportunities for current students if you have not already found that part of the website. There are a lot of students who do work part time during their studies so although it is another commitment on your time it is possible to manage.

I hope that this helps- please be assured that the Guild will be very happy to help and advise you so do get in touch with them.

Melody
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