Funding uni and workWatch
I have gcses and I started sixth form but dropped out earlier this year as I didn't get on well with it due to bad mental health and not knowing what I wanted to do. I'm think of doing an online course I think it's called an Access to higher education diploma or something like that which would then be used to get me to uni or I'd use it to get into a job another way (I'm thinking paramedic and so I'd get a student paramedic role instead of uni but I'm unsure yet).
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Do those who go to uni or are about to go to uni, do you work and if so full time or part time? Like how do u fit work around your study and what sort of work sector are you in? How do you afford to pay for accommodation (not in halls) and for the education, like what help is there if I was to go to uni at 19/20/21 ISH?
For rent/food/etc, I manage just with my student loan and some money from my parents (still totals to less than the full maintenance loan), and occasional casual work like open days and babysitting.
Most of my friends at uni also don’t work. Those who do generally work part time in shops or cafes.