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    You don't have to work part-time during uni unless you're terrible at budgeting or want to reduce your long-term debt (though student loans are one of the cheapest forms of long-term debt possible). I worked full-time during summer holidays but kept term-time free to concentrate on my studies. I never had any financial support from my parents. The Student Loan is plenty to survive on.
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    Im working full time through the summer plus doing overtime every week so i have enough saved up so when i go to uni i can concentrate on my course. But if i find i need to be working as well il find a job thatll take up 1 day of the weekend (lol i make it sound so easy to get a job when its not) ah well
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    I personally never but that was because of illness but even if I had been well enough I probbably wouldn't have as I lived at home so the loan etc I got was enough. I am goign to look for a job soon though-health depending even though it'll be a struggle but heyho.

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    It wasn't easy to get a part-time job before the recession so good luck getting one now. Competition for part-time jobs at uni is tough. Think of the thousands of students!
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    Try getting a job up here, it just ain't happening. Bloody fairy dust.

    I can't even get a job which is voluntary, let alone one which pays.

    I'd say about 2/3 students on my course have a job, though their jobs were already secured before this darn recession :p: Not that I'm making excuses or anything...
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    you know, to earn money to pay for university. is it worth getting one or is there just too much to do in uni and could it distract me from my uni work?

    also, is there likely to be any paid work the university offers? (eg. working at the bar of the student union)
    I had a part time job whilst i was at uni, for me personally it didnt work, I had no time for studying.
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    im in the same boat. Im hoping being near london will make finding part time work easier.

    I should be getting an extra 3k from grant though so will make things easier as after accom is paid i would have next to nothing left if it wasnt for the grant ill get. if the SLE sort themselves out in time!

    also i think it may be bit too tough to get summer and half term work?
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    lol, I am preparing myself for the onslaught after this post.....
    IF money is such a problem at uni, why not live at home (if you can), even a 2 hour commute isn't bad and that will drop all living costs off you......
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    Without a part time job you can end up bored and spend a lot of time wasting around. I think you'll be disappointed if you think that by not working you'll find more "socialising opportunities". More like time watching daytime TV and faffing around trying to find something to occupy your day.

    Most of my friends at uni had some sort of part time job, it was a way of making more friends and getting a wider social circle so you get more socialising opportunities from the back of it. Quite a few found girlfriends/boyfriends from 'work' rather than 'uni' or 'halls'.
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    Most people I know don't have a job at university.

    I started working in the students union bar as soon as I arrived and it's been one of my best decisions. I actually love it and the people there are my best friends. Tbh, if you work in the union I think you socialise more than anyone else... after work drinks etc. Plus you get to know all the security, bar people so get a few freebies too
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    lol, I am preparing myself for the onslaught after this post.....
    IF money is such a problem at uni, why not live at home (if you can), even a 2 hour commute isn't bad and that will drop all living costs off you......
    Are you being serious?
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    I do a 2 hour commute everyday to school (A levels)
    and have been doing so for the last 6 years, I don't mind doing something similar in uni, especially if it will save me hundreds/thousands of pounds in the long run
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    lol, I am preparing myself for the onslaught after this post.....
    IF money is such a problem at uni, why not live at home (if you can), even a 2 hour commute isn't bad and that will drop all living costs off you......
    not sure if thats to me but its not gonna happen as it would be 2 hours on a really good day and more like 3-4 normally thanks to the wonderful M25.

    I am also looking forward to moving out of home again. cant beat that freedom
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    I already practically have a job waiting for me. The hours vary as its working at the football staduim when there are matches, so sometimes I wont work one week but then another week I may be working a Saturday and a Tuesday night, but its all extra money.
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    (Original post by lottie12)
    Most people I know don't have a job at university.

    I started working in the students union bar as soon as I arrived and it's been one of my best decisions. I actually love it and the people there are my best friends. Tbh, if you work in the union I think you socialise more than anyone else... after work drinks etc. Plus you get to know all the security, bar people so get a few freebies too
    Yes i have heard this too. I definately would like a evening or two in the SU bar but not sure when to apply. I have sent an email today to find out some more info on uni jobs so hoepfully that will give me something. 3 hours for an interview would be a pain though as in full time work until I go.

    I def want 4-8 hours a week as it would give me that extra social side and some extra cash but wouldnt interupt my studies too much
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    (Original post by Katieloula)
    Lmao, yes. Did someone just actually ask this? Jesus it's unbelieveable how many spoilt rich kids there are out there. I couldn't afford NOT to work, guess I'll just have to miss out on those "socialising oppurtunities." Lol, a part time job can be as little as just saturdays?
    You could budget and live from your Student Loan though, which is the other alternative.
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    In my class most of the people that live at home have part time jobs and most of the people in the halls didn't bother finding one. It shouldn't affect your social life/uni work if you only work part time
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    Yep I have to get one, won't be able to afford to live otherwise as I'm getting no help off my parents. Trouble is, I've been looking weeks and can't find anything. Oh dear...
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    I do a 2 hour commute everyday to school (A levels)
    and have been doing so for the last 6 years, I don't mind doing something similar in uni, especially if it will save me hundreds/thousands of pounds in the long run
    I'm not so sure.. It'll save you on living costs but it'll make it up in travel expenses, surely.

    Think about it.. If you have a 9am lecture, you'd have to leave your house before 7 in the morning thus get up even earlier and if you have a lecture until 5 or even 7 at night then you won't get home till gone 9. Also living away from Uni/Halls seriously detracts from the social activities, which is one of the reasons for Uni, getting to know knew people.

    So it is possible but it's really not that feasible. I know people at Uni who live away from Campus and they don't know many people from the course because they come in in the morning and after lectures have to go straight back home (for travel reasons or family reasons) so for them it's not the best experience.
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    Yes, you could live off of the Student Loan for Maintenance. But, for example, accommodation at Aberystwyth University is £3020 for the year. This leaves around £600 of the Loan to live off. That's around £17 per week (based on a 36 week period), which isn't a great deal of money.

    However, there are grants and bursaries, and the average grant for students last year was around £1000. So that'd be around £44 per week with the Loan.

    If my maths serves me right.
 
 
 
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