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    People think that it'll cost alot, but if you're willing to not have luxury food constantly its not actually that expensive.

    I live by myself already, and I spend about £15 a week on food, although I do stay with my boyfriend on weekends :/ Meat is the big killer in the purse!

    I have on occasion had mini bottles of wine in my bag when going out, to cheapen the night out :p:

    When buying toiletries, ALWAYS look for the deals, if its money off or buy one get one free, it makes things much cheaper!

    Massive tip - Iceland is not just for mums! Its mega cheap!
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    After the rent is taken out of my loan+grant im going to be left with £11 a week im going to have a miserable time!
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    I was left with £8 a week for 2 terms, and -£9 a week for the third. The answer is the overdraft.
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    Ignoring rent, bills and big 'one-off' costs (balls, textbooks etc.), I'm budgeting:

    Food: £20 - £25
    Going out: £25

    So, all in all, about £45, which should see me quite well.
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    Tbh i had a plan on how much to spend and it failed because of all these eventualities popping up, like new books, damages, days out etc.
    I'll say £50 a week is good
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    I'm going to look at probz around 70-80 a week

    20/30 on food
    10/20 on petrol
    Whatever is left on me!
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    (Original post by haylee7291)
    BLEURH....

    £ 4,160 accomodation ..... £3,564 maintenence loan....

    IM ALREADY IN A DEFICIT AND IVE NOT EVEN STARTED YET :confused:

    rice & cider diet for me :woo:
    i'm the same.
    I'm hoping praying for a job while i'm at uni too
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    God knows. Some weeks I'll spend £100, the next week I'll spend £40. I earn about £50 per week from working, and then I get £25 per week from my mum which covers food - and that's before student loans. Money has not really been an issue for me.
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    Let's say I spend:

    £40 per week on food, for 30 weeks = £1200

    Get the cheapest accommodation at my uni = £2190

    Tuition fees = about £3300

    Other stuff (drinks, clothes, travel, going out etc.) = £600 (is this too little to spend on these sorts of stuff do you reckon?)


    I'm looking at almost £7500 in my first year. Is this quite a lot of money to be spending on university? Seems like a lot of money just to do a bit of socialising and get a few grades on a bit of paper...
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    with a part timejob and 25 quit a week from my parents as well as loans etc im on about £130 ish a week, if only i could budget i normally spend 300 a week in the first month bk at uni and then struggle until the next loan hits lol
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    I'm looking at almost £7500 in my first year. Is this quite a lot of money to be spending on university? Seems like a lot of money just to do a bit of socialising and get a few grades on a bit of paper...
    Exactly :yep:
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    (Original post by Gaara.)
    Exactly :yep:
    I was kind of asking if this is a lot to be spending in comparison to other people? :p:
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    Usually about £150 a week, but I'm at uni in central London, have a slight shopping addiction, and go out for a couple of meals a week with my boyfriend. I'm going to actually try and save this next year though! :yes:
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    I was kind of asking if this is a lot to be spending in comparison to other people? :p:
    Nope, i spent about 7.8k for first year including tuition fees like you.
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    I usually spend around £30 a week, some weeks it's more and some its less. Depends on whether I need to go get birthday presents, new shoes, go out etc. It's usually around £20 a week for food, the rest is top up stuff, like a takeaway or something. If I go home, obviously train tickets are expensive. I had a job, as well as tuition fee and maintenance loans, and I managed pretty well. In my first year I went out every week, and only spent £10 when I went out :p:

    Ah the good old days *Reminisces*
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    (Original post by Gaara.)
    Nope, i spent about 7.8k for first year including tuition fees like you.
    I made sure I didn't go to a massive city like London because it costs too much plus I hate huge cities :yep:

    But £7.5k is still a lot of money :sad:
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    I'm looking at £65 a week....should be enough,

    I'm a veggie so my food's cheaper and I don't eat that much anyway =p

    I hope I can get a job, I'll need the extra spending money before long =/
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    the answer is summer job, save, job at uni, overdraft and credit card (if your really stuck)
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    I made sure I didn't go to a massive city like London because it costs too much plus I hate huge cities :yep:

    But £7.5k is still a lot of money :sad:
    Yeah but at least you have planned well, but the drinks and social thing at 600 could change at any time if you do end up going out more so just keep an eye on that price at all times :yep:

    But yeah it is a lot to pay back :sad:
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    i get 570 a month after rent n bills ill b left with around 200 so 50 a week
 
 
 
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