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    Hi all, im starting uni in september and feel i ought to get a part time job to see me through. Is this advisable?

    Also, would it be wise to start enquiring/applying now, even though I don't live near my chosen uni so wouldn't be able to get to interviews easily and won't be able to start until september obviously.

    Any advice on how to get in early !
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    I think a part-time job would be easier to manage in the first year, but I didn't get one in mine. You should find that you're OK for money in your first year - it's after that when the going gets tough and you have to move into private accommodation.
    Do you have a job at the moment? If so, you could save up over the rest of summer; that really helped me out.
    I'd suggest focusing on sticking to your course and seeing your housemates in the first year - who knows, you might end up living with them in the 2nd year.

    Personally I'd advise against getting a job, but it depends a lot on your situation, how many hours of lectures you have, etc, etc.
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    I'd advise getting one. Most students have them, and they're fine to cope with - don't worry.
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    (Original post by lɪŋgwɪst)
    I think a part-time job would be easier to manage in the first year, but I didn't get one in mine. You should find that you're OK for money in your first year - it's after that when the going gets tough and you have to move into private accommodation.
    Do you have a job at the moment? If so, you could save up over the rest of summer; that really helped me out.
    I'd suggest focusing on sticking to your course and seeing your housemates in the first year - who knows, you might end up living with them in the 2nd year.

    Personally I'd advise against getting a job, but it depends a lot on your situation, how many hours of lectures you have, etc, etc.
    Thanks for advice. I have saved up from my current job, so unless times get really hard i will probably just focus on socialising and course.
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    (Original post by nobbler)
    Thanks for advice. I have saved up from my current job, so unless times get really hard i will probably just focus on socialising and course.
    Cool. Good luck!
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    Definitely look for a job! You'll regret not looking 6 months into your course. It's just nice having a bit of disposable income.
 
 
 
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