Maintenance Loan doesn't cover student accommodationWatch
In the meantime if you will struggle financially then speak to your landlord about adjusting your rent payment dates to spread the cost. Find some work asap (even cleaning work can pay quite well and work around uni time). Sign up for a student bank account with the largest interest free overdraft in yr 1 and talk to your university about hardship funds.
Thank you for your help though, you've cleared up some of my thoughts. I'll call SFE today and ask for more information.