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    Hey yall,

    I got a conditional offer (IBAM) from aston, and it'll be confirmed the 27th of august, yes, you guessed it, Im also waiting for the GCSE results, but thats another story. Anyway, I wanted to get an idea of how much money I'll need to make the arrangements (living, travel, rent) for the placement year. Even though thats a paid placement, you still need money to get settled and I'd like to know that amount.


    So people, any comments are welcome..))
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    The only money trouble you will have is right at the start with housing deposits/rent etc. Once your first pay packet comes through it's all plain sailing. I think I managed to save around £5k that year despite splashing out on 2 new guitars, new pc and other non essentials. I can't help you if you're looking at an international placement, as obviously there are more costs involved
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    We were advised by the British Council to bring €1000-€1500 with us to get set up on our placement year (in Germany 2007-8) as you can't be too sure when your first pay packet will go in and you need to get a place to live etc. Travel costs will really depend where you go, but just as you would for a holiday, shop around to get the cheapest you can. I think I used to get €30-€60 returns between Birmingham/Gatwick and Cologne with Easyjet or TuiFly, but it did get into the €100s around Christmas and New Year.
 
 
 
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