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    I don't know if there is already a thread for this or not
    But i recently got through the post a form telling me the money i get from the loans form

    Does anyone have any tips on how to divide what iv got so far up
    just as a rough outline for living etc? and so i can see if i have any left at all for socialising

    For example
    I'm talking about the money you get for living
    (i might be terribly confused on this subject since my mum wont let me do anything and shes done everything but not told me)

    so you get a maintence grant for so much
    then would you just work out how many weeks (52 maybe) , what your rent is and if bills are included and see if it works out?

    sorry if im being dim witted
    thanks for any help though too
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    where you going to be studying?
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    sheffield university

    dont think its too expensive like london
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    If it is first year, your accommodation will either be for 32 or 37 weeks, generally costing between 90-120 pounds a week.
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    nope, trick is to over estimate, i think average rent up there is about 60 per week out of halls, so allow for 70, about 30 a week for food, travel- however much that is, bills outgoings tv license etc, then whatever is left is yours, plus because you have over estimated, you will have a nice little just in case fund..
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    [QUOTE=Ed.]If it is first year, your accommodation will either be for 32 or 37 weeks, generally costing between 90-120 pounds a week.[/QUOTE]


    youhave to be joking???? I paid 72 per week in London, and i pay 150 a week now in a flat on my own in London....
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    thanks the over estimation part sounds like a good idea

    im gonna have a go tomorrow i think
    i just dont want to get there and not have a good idea of how much i can spend
    like rent will be around 70-110 in sheffield and hopefully i'll get a cheaper room
    then just gotta work out food, travel, bills etc

    does everyone pretty much manage when they go and adjust to it?
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    [QUOTE=munchie_rox]
    (Original post by Ed.)
    If it is first year, your accommodation will either be for 32 or 37 weeks, generally costing between 90-120 pounds a week.[/QUOTE]


    youhave to be joking???? I paid 72 per week in London, and i pay 150 a week now in a flat on my own in London....
    I wasn't joking. Prices go up all the time, I'll be getting accommodation in central London and the cheapest was £ 80 something. What is surprising though is that student accommodation is no cheaper outside of central London. I think 90-120 is a reasonable average for first year accommodation.
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    [QUOTE=Ed.]
    (Original post by munchie_rox)

    I wasn't joking. Prices go up all the time, I'll be getting accommodation in central London and the cheapest was £ 80 something. What is surprising though is that student accommodation is no cheaper outside of central London. I think 90-120 is a reasonable average for first year accommodation.
    Hmmm, none of my mates who live in various places pay anywher near that.... £8- a week? wheeabouts? hosue share im guessing? anything included? I would hate to live central..
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    (Original post by hattilongsoks)
    thanks the over estimation part sounds like a good idea

    im gonna have a go tomorrow i think
    i just dont want to get there and not have a good idea of how much i can spend
    like rent will be around 70-110 in sheffield and hopefully i'll get a cheaper room
    then just gotta work out food, travel, bills etc

    does everyone pretty much manage when they go and adjust to it?

    you will prob find you go waaaay over in the first few months because your not used to it, but then it calms donw and you get into a rountine..
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    (Original post by munchie_rox)
    Hmmm, none of my mates who live in various places pay anywher near that.... £8- a week? wheeabouts? hosue share im guessing? anything included? I would hate to live central..
    Just standard university accommodation (remember we are talking first year.) £80 is the cheapest, I've seen university accommodation costing £145 a week. Without the extra London money my friends will struggle to pay for there accommodation out of the student loan.

    Obviously it gets cheaper in the 2nd and 3rd years.
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    (Original post by Ed.)
    Just standard university accommodation (remember we are talking first year.) £80 is the cheapest, I've seen university accommodation costing £145 a week. Without the extra London money my friends will struggle to pay for there accommodation out of the student loan.

    Obviously it gets cheaper in the 2nd and 3rd years.
    lol, just not for you
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    To prove I'm not lying http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...esidences/fees the cheapest single room (excluding that special reserved one) is £82
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    (Original post by Ed.)
    To prove I'm not lying http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...esidences/fees the cheapest single room (excluding that special reserved one) is £82

    yeah i believe you, i meant wont be cheaper in your 2nd years...as i said, it was about 72 for me in angel, but that was 4 years ago...

    make the most of your 80!
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    Rent = most expensive
    Utilities (gas, electricity, water, council tax, TV licence, contents insurance) -check that is included in your rent. You're liable for the TV licence and contents insurance at uni.
    Food = about £30 a week at Tescos/Asda (that doesn't include restaurants which will be non-existent unless someone else is paying)
    Travel to and from uni = depends on how far you are from uni (can you walk? buy a bike) also not included trips back home which will have to be severely curtailed unless you have a trust fund. Also cabs back from clubs = a thing of the past unless someone else is paying.
    Books for your course = ???? either your library will have lots of up-to-date copies or none, meaning your text books will be £30-50 a pop.
    Photocopying = you could be putting more coins in the photocopier in the library than the gambling addict at Caesar's Palace in Vegas.

    All that comes before your social life, gym, holidays, clothes, gadgets etc
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    i would do some simple research.
    find out the extact cost of ur accom. and how many weeks.i thought mine was average but have found out i stay 41 weeks at £91 so best find out.also find out location wise how far it is from your campus and if you will need bus/train you can go on their website and most tell you the fare prices etc...
 
 
 
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