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Ashfire45
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Hi there! I've recently made the decision to step into the big wide world and get student accommodation - I feel like I'm missing out on Uni life with a 45 minute commute by train.

I'm ideally looking for a Studio flat, for multiple reasons. One, I'm introverted and like my own space, and secondly I'm a mature student. Thirdly, I've never really had 'space' in my own home. I don't want to move from one house of room-mates I don't like to another one, except this time living on toast and beans, LOL.

I get £775 a month from my loan. Is this a reasonable amount to pay for a studio flat with, do you think?

Are there any other better alternatives?

Am I better looking at student accommodation, or flats on Gumtree etc?

Sorry, I'm REALLY quite clueless about all this... I'm a mature student, but a sheltered one (another reason for moving out).
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(Original post by Ashfire45)
Hi there! I've recently made the decision to step into the big wide world and get student accommodation - I feel like I'm missing out on Uni life with a 45 minute commute by train.

I'm ideally looking for a Studio flat, for multiple reasons. One, I'm introverted and like my own space, and secondly I'm a mature student. Thirdly, I've never really had 'space' in my own home. I don't want to move from one house of room-mates I don't like to another one, except this time living on toast and beans, LOL.

I get £775 a month from my loan. Is this a reasonable amount to pay for a studio flat with, do you think?

Are there any other better alternatives?

Am I better looking at student accommodation, or flats on Gumtree etc?

Sorry, I'm REALLY quite clueless about all this... I'm a mature student, but a sheltered one (another reason for moving out).
Many universities will place mature students together if you ask - this is certainly something worth looking into. If you are sheltered then you may benefit from having the support of their being someone at the desk all the time who can help if you need it, and not having to manage lots of bills etc.

Whether or not your loan is enough is impossible for someone else to work out. You need to tally up the cost of the accommodation with all bills, and also your other costs (food, travel, social life). You also need to consider whether you intend to work alongside your degree, and the type of lifestyle you want to have - lots of socialising and shopping can really add up. Until you have done these sums, you won't know what you could potentially afford.
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imo 800pm is VERY unlikely to be enough to live comfortably alone... although you could look around at what's available in your city

living with others should be very doable, maybe try and find a spare room with some postgrads or something?
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