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    I have about £200 ...but that is dwindling due to lack of employment :eek:
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    Worked a full time job throughout my gap year, will have earned 15k+ by september.
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    I only have £100 in my bank at the moment, although started a temporary summer job next week. Bought a car recently so having to pay for petrol and insurance at the moment, but will hopefully save around £500 for the start of uni, luckily I will get a grant
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    Yes, around the same but its mostly from my childhood savings. I've only contributed £500 in one year due to excessive spending. I need to STOP.
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    Last year ie my 1st year I personnally saved 2k
    This year ive saved 4k of my own
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    i have like 600 saved up and i still got 2 pay checks to go before i reach uni so ill have atleast another 300 plus im trynah find job number 2 but this isnt as easy it sounds
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    say wah 4 grand?
    $$$$$$$ kerching!


    for me very little, sehr sehr little :sigh:
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    i haven't saved up anything, but i get the full grant, and my parents are giving me some money each month so i've budgeted about 120 a week for anything that isn't accom.
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    I will have 100 quid muddaaafukkkkaaz.
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    Hopefully by the time uni starts I'll have saved £1200...hopefully...
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    I have no money at all, i dont get a lot of money from where i work and all that has gone to living as i dont take money from my mum and dad. Luckily accommodation costs are being covered by loan. Hoping to get something full time for the next month and a half and try and save about £500 and then get a job as soon as i get to uni.
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    not for uni but ive got 479 pounds saved in my savings account and an extra 100 pounds somewhere else
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    I've saved between £5,500 and £6,000 over the past year and a half from weekend work at Tesco and EMA so hopefully this will last me first and part of second year aswell. Got a young students abursary of about £2,300 so i think i will be ok - if not it will be back to the part-time job :p:
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    I'll have like, £300 ish as a sort of 'Freshers fund'.

    Which I can add to on Result's Day, and then my birthday in early September .
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    Agh! I thought I was rich saving up £300 ! Damn will somebody gimme a job ?? I'll be totally screwed come September
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    i think its like.. three and half, four grand. (: but 2000 of that is tied up in a high interest (haha, does that exist anymore?!) bond that doesnt mature until next may (: could be awkward!
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    Woah everyone's practically saving up!!!! I haven't saved anything up, I'm looking for a job so at the mo I'm living of what I have left, I need to really spend less on things I don't need as much like shopping, so I'm hoping if I get a job I'll be wiser with my money but I've said that before tho!!!!
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    (Original post by CalumTP)
    i haven't saved up anything, but i get the full grant, and my parents are giving me some money each month so i've budgeted about 120 a week for anything that isn't accom.
    Thats a lot for a week, if its not including accomodation!
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    Not yet... my last paycheque went on my holiday... I've got two more paycheques to come which should hopefully give me about £500-£800 to start but I've got to buy stuff for accommodation, pay my initial fee and set-up cost things and other small amounts so it will probably all be gone by the end of Freshers week. I don't get a loan, grant or anything but my course is free (minus a hundred and something for equipment cost). My Dad agreed he would give me the money he gives my Mum as maintenance in a lump sum at the beginning of term, which pays my accommodation and also leaves me with a grand or so leftover which I will split for the 40 weeks I'm there (although I'm giving it to my Mum who is going to set up a standing order because in the first year I don't trust myself not to spend it all). I will also get £30 EMA which will be food (although I've budgeted £20 for food so a little leftover). I will also be getting a transfer to a Manchester branch of where I work currently so that will be my drinking/shopping/play money.
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    I'm hoping to have enough to cover a year's tuition fees by the end of the summer holiday (I'm almost there). I've bunged it in my ISA with the intention of only breaking into it either (a) if I absolutely have to and there's no other way to survive; or (b) to pay off debt afterwards.
 
 
 
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