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How much will you have in your account when you start uni and how long do you think it will be until you are on the phone crying to your parents/getting a job/ getting money by desperate means.


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mine is past tense..

(Original post by PublicSchoolAnn)
How much will you have in your account when you start uni
~ £6,500.

and how long do you think it will be until you are on the phone crying to your parents/getting a job/ getting money by desperate means.
employment (as planned) in summer vacation of first year.

earn money, live within your means & budget is what it takes.. :rolleyes: :p:
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I worked near full time hours while in upper school, suffice to say I don't plan to be getting into debt til at least the clinical years
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I worked near full time hours while in upper school, suffice to say I don't plan to be getting into debt til at least the clinical years
no student loan? impressive. i like the idea of kepeing my savings saved too much.. :p:
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no student loan? impressive. i like the idea of kepeing my savings saved too much.. :p:
it's gathering dust in an ISA I'm sure your employment was more *ahem* entertaining than mine
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I had £500 in my account at the start of first year. I have about £1300 right now because I've got my loan, but most of that will have to go out soon when I pay my bill. My parents don't support me apart from paying my fees, despite being assessed for ~£600 a year :mad: but I get by - will work through the summer which will help. Have about £2000 in savings but that's staying there till clinicals if I can help it!

Edit: and TOYL, my employment was for a gynaecologist. Very un-entertaining :eek:
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and TOYL, my employment was for a gynaecologist. Very un-entertaining :eek:
Oh yes, I remember your post about that. Air conditioning seemed to come up as a prime concern
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Oh yes, I remember your post about that. Air conditioning seemed to come up as a prime concern
Well, the office was a bit of an oven. Nowhere near the consulting rooms though.
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Whats all the Finance available to you e.g. student loan, how much? Travel expenses etc etc
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I have a student loan and I work during the holidays. I'm not too poor yet I'm not allowed to buy any clothes this term though!
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on the 1st october 2003 i was 6,746.56 pounds in black. reasons? 1) worked full time for 14 weeks with very little outgoings. 2) won a fair amount through betting.
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For those considering not doing so, ALWAYS take out the full student loan. If you don't need it, put it in an interest-paying account, as you'll earn more interest on it than you pay.
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For those considering not doing so, ALWAYS take out the full student loan. If you don't need it, put it in an interest-paying account, as you'll earn more interest on it than you pay.
yeah has everyone thought of this lol? how much interest would say £2000 make in a year then if i left it in an interest paying account
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From the age of 16, i saved my money in an isa. I've put in the full amount for a year and a bit so i have some savings which i plan to use when i can't work because the course gets too hectic. I'm lucky i get 3 years of normal uni holidays and then 3 years of reduced ones on my medical degree so during the summer i'll probably work full time for eight weeks which should add to what i already have. Despite all this, my loan doesn't cover everything. My mum couldn't afford to give me anything towards uni and i give her and my sister money to help them out.
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my mate went with about £60, she hadn't expected to do well in here a-levels so was going to save up next year (while resitting)... she seems to be coping though.

i think i had just under £1000

lou xxx
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