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    (Original post by biffyclyro27)
    generally I spend about £20 a week on food, £2 a week on going to the climbing wall, £3 on washing, and i don't normally go out more than once or twice a week, so thats like £15 max. So that makes £25 - £40 depending on whether or not i do ho out and how many times. But occasionally i bought something like a book or something so i could spend a little bit more if i wanted to. I ended up having £600 left to of my student loan and grant to blow in the summer
    You are now officially my mentor.
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    The maximum I spend is usually £30 a week although i usually tend to average £20 a week.
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    I know I sounds stupid, but maintenence loans do they come from the student finance company or somewhere else?!
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    (Original post by MO-M-G)
    You are now officially my mentor.
    Haha, it's really not that diffucult to stick to if you don't go out all that much, or don't drink all that much. When you consider that the majority of money spent by students is on alcohol. I guess it depends on what you like to do, personally I got bored of getting wasted all the time, so i stopped.
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    (Original post by Saraaaa!)
    I know I sounds stupid, but maintenence loans do they come from the student finance company or somewhere else?!
    they come from the student finance company yes.
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    (Original post by biffyclyro27)
    Haha, it's really not that diffucult to stick to if you don't go out all that much, or don't drink all that much. When you consider that the majority of money spent by students is on alcohol. I guess it depends on what you like to do, personally I got bored of getting wasted all the time, so i stopped.
    See? Perfect mentor. I'm not fussed either way about alcohol, which as far as many people are concerned, is some sort of brain defect.
    I'd rather go to the cinema.
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    Are these people with only £30 a week the ones who get no maintenance grant from the government or something or is there some mysterious other expense other than accommodation which I don't know about because I'm getting the full loan and grants and I've just worked out i'll have about £150 a week... amidoinitrite?

    Maintenance loan + £3497
    Maintenance grant + £2906
    Warwick Uni Scholorship + £1800
    Less accommodation - £3570
    Total = £4633 / 30 weeks = £154

    That's why I don't understand how people only have £30 a week to live on, unless they're putting £100 a week away in to savings which they're including as well? OK a lot wont be getting the scholorship I am, but a lot of unis give £1000 scholorships, and even without any that's still £90 a week - 3x what some people are saying..
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    (Original post by orionmoo)
    Are these people with only £30 a week the ones who get no maintenance grant from the government or something or is there some mysterious other expense other than accommodation which I don't know about because I'm getting the full loan and grants and I've just worked out i'll have about £150 a week... amidoinitrite?

    Maintenance loan + £3497
    Maintenance grant + £2906
    Warwick Uni Scholorship + £1800
    Less accommodation - £3570
    Total = £4633 / 30 weeks = £154

    That's why I don't understand how people only have £30 a week to live on, unless they're putting £100 a week away in to savings which they're including as well? OK a lot wont be getting the scholorship I am, but a lot of unis give £1000 scholorships, and even without any that's still £90 a week - 3x what some people are saying..
    Some people won't get anywhere near the scholarships you're talking about. Mine's £750, but that's because I only just fall into that bracket. Altogether, after my accommodation, I'll have £49 a week to live off. You've also got to remember that your accommodation is actually quite cheap. I'm paying over £4k for mine, and some people's accommodation costs outstrip their loan.
    Oh, and some people won't be getting the grant, either. You're lucky.
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    (Original post by MO-M-G)
    See? Perfect mentor. I'm not fussed either way about alcohol, which as far as many people are concerned, is some sort of brain defect.
    I'd rather go to the cinema.
    but thats almost as expensive if done on a regular basis, i go every week at home, but at uni, no one seems to want to go anyway. I just watch movies online at uni
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    (Original post by orionmoo)
    Are these people with only £30 a week the ones who get no maintenance grant from the government or something or is there some mysterious other expense other than accommodation which I don't know about because I'm getting the full loan and grants and I've just worked out i'll have about £150 a week... amidoinitrite?

    Maintenance loan + £3497
    Maintenance grant + £2906
    Warwick Uni Scholorship + £1800
    Less accommodation - £3570
    Total = £4633 / 30 weeks = £154

    That's why I don't understand how people only have £30 a week to live on, unless they're putting £100 a week away in to savings which they're including as well? OK a lot wont be getting the scholorship I am, but a lot of unis give £1000 scholorships, and even without any that's still £90 a week - 3x what some people are saying..
    I get full grant and £1000 bursary from uni. I just don't choose to spend it all at uni, I save it up and spend it on stuff i want and holidays etc. rather than spending it on alcohol.

    But a lot of people don't get a grant or bursary, only the loan. Which doesn't even cover accommodation costs of most people, which is why a lot of students have to live cheap.
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    (Original post by orionmoo)
    Are these people with only £30 a week the ones who get no maintenance grant from the government or something or is there some mysterious other expense other than accommodation which I don't know about because I'm getting the full loan and grants and I've just worked out i'll have about £150 a week... amidoinitrite?

    Maintenance loan + £3497
    Maintenance grant + £2906
    Warwick Uni Scholorship + £1800
    Less accommodation - £3570
    Total = £4633 / 30 weeks = £154

    That's why I don't understand how people only have £30 a week to live on, unless they're putting £100 a week away in to savings which they're including as well? OK a lot wont be getting the scholorship I am, but a lot of unis give £1000 scholorships, and even without any that's still £90 a week - 3x what some people are saying..
    That's right, yeah. Just because people spend a small amount each week, that doesn't mean it's all they have TO spend.
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    If all goes well hopefully I will have £60-£70 a week; not including food/accomodation (as I'll be catered).
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    (Original post by orionmoo)
    Are these people with only £30 a week the ones who get no maintenance grant from the government or something or is there some mysterious other expense other than accommodation which I don't know about because I'm getting the full loan and grants and I've just worked out i'll have about £150 a week... amidoinitrite?

    Maintenance loan + £3497
    Maintenance grant + £2906
    Warwick Uni Scholorship + £1800
    Less accommodation - £3570
    Total = £4633 / 30 weeks = £154

    That's why I don't understand how people only have £30 a week to live on, unless they're putting £100 a week away in to savings which they're including as well? OK a lot wont be getting the scholorship I am, but a lot of unis give £1000 scholorships, and even without any that's still £90 a week - 3x what some people are saying..
    If you're going to get that much maintenance grant you'll probably get the bursary from Warwick too, although maybe you can't get that too. I'm going to have £55 a week at Warwick, although I've saved up enough to have double that.
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    About £88 per week. I do receive a University Scholarship of £1500 in addition to by loan, but am not eligible for a grant. My accomodation contract for this year cost £65 per week, but I also receive a standing order from my parents.
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    £125 including rent. So maybe between £45-60 depending on where I live.
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    According to student finance, I'll have about £116 a week to spend. I'll hopefully be earning about £70 a week on top of that from a part time job. But I don't plan to spend £190 a week, so a lot of that will be put into a savings account. And then I'll either use those savings to pay back a large lump of my uni debt at the end, or keep it so I won't really notice my loan repayments going out of my wages.
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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:
    Haha, same here!
    I'm sure we'll figure something out....
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    IF I meet my Cambridge offer, I figure that with bursary, grant and loan I will have £9500 a year, plus £1500 on top of that from my parents, so £11000. Then with the shorter terms etc. accomodation and the other overheads should come to about £3500 leaving me £150 a week all year round to spend on food and fun. Thats before any extra money earnt during the summer as well.

    Though it seems too much so i think im overlooking some major expenses here.
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    (Original post by orionmoo)
    Are these people with only £30 a week the ones who get no maintenance grant from the government or something or is there some mysterious other expense other than accommodation which I don't know about because I'm getting the full loan and grants and I've just worked out i'll have about £150 a week... amidoinitrite?

    Maintenance loan + £3497
    Maintenance grant + £2906
    Warwick Uni Scholorship + £1800
    Less accommodation - £3570
    Total = £4633 / 30 weeks = £154

    That's why I don't understand how people only have £30 a week to live on, unless they're putting £100 a week away in to savings which they're including as well? OK a lot wont be getting the scholorship I am, but a lot of unis give £1000 scholorships, and even without any that's still £90 a week - 3x what some people are saying..
    I have saved thousands since starting at university. Just because I have the money doesn't mean that I need to spend it. I think it just depends on the kind of lifestyle you have... I live with my boyfriend so we share costs of food and cook everything from scratch so it works out at about £20 every other week for each of us. So I have around £40 every fortnight for clothes, books, socialising etc... it works out fine. Plus, when I leave I will have a nice deposit saved for my first house.
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    man, i'm so jealous of you guys with your student loans and stuff!

    Over here in Guernsey we don't get loans or grants of any kind - we all have to finance it completely ourselves with our parents!

    I think all my work this summer though has given me enough to not worry about being stingy every week
 
 
 
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