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    I'm getting £1200 upfront to buy my stuff and have a good first month, and £95 a week all year round

    You may guess that I recieve no 'free' money though.
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    Last year my parents paid my tv licence and bought me some food now and then. I paid for everything else including accomm and course fees with loans and a job.

    This year they aren't giving me anything at all and I have to pay them £150 a month rent (have moved back home) and carry on with my part time job to live off.
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    People posting in this thread do need to remember that some people are getting grants etc.

    For example some people here may say zero, but they're getting £3k from the government (if their parents earn under a certain amount) and possibly more if from bursarys etc.

    Then others will be getting £250/month as due to what their parents earn they are meant to be able to afford to give their child £3k for their education.

    And then you get the really unlucky buggers who earn just above the big grant limits, have multiple brothers and sisters and get nothing from the government or their parents!
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    (Original post by Grapevine)
    I'd be interested to know: for all the people saying their parents do/will give them nothing, have your parents paid for the accommodation but just aren't giving you weekly/monthly payments for food etc?

    It's just I find it hard to see how people are paying for their accommodation and food/going out when they only have their loan/bursary to fund the whole lot especially when halls typically cost about £4000+ a year.

    Personally, I'll be getting £70 a week from my mum, and my maintenance loan and bursary will be used to pay for the accommodation. I'm very grateful for what I'm getting, but my brother (who's just finished uni) had the same as I'll be getting and (to my knowledge) he was hardly "rolling in it" whilst he was at uni.
    No, nothing, i assume everyone else meant that too.
    Personally, my accomodation is £2500 (who one earth would go for one thats £4K??) and with loan+grant+bursaries i'll get about £7500 for the year.
    That leaves me with £5K for everything else, which works out at over £100 per week (that im a uni) which should cover most of it!
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Eh? Surely, she should be claiming government benefits?
    She should? What could she get? I don't think she's looked into it. That said, I doubt she could get Jobseekers Allowance since she's not really... y'know... seeking a job.
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    £12000-£20000
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    Nothing. By the way, cheers government for nothing as well :yy:
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    (Original post by LawBore)
    Nothing. By the way, cheers government for nothing as well :yy:
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    £25 a week. It's v. much appreciated, because then I always have enough money for food. woop woop!
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    Socialism would imply we're bloody equal- at the moment the poor kids are going to be richer than me Ah well. I took the traditional capitalist route, and got myself a job. I have a grand spare for the little luxuries.
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    i get 100 quid a week
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    (Original post by LawBore)
    Socialism would imply we're bloody equal- at the moment the poor kids are going to be richer than me Ah well. I took the traditional capitalist route, and got myself a job. I have a grand spare for the little luxuries.
    If we really want to get into an argument/be pedantic then a lot of "poor kids" will not be richer than you.
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    (Original post by sleekchic)
    If we really want to get into an argument/be pedantic then a lot of "poor kids" will not be richer than you.
    They will whilst at uni :puppyeyes:
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    I get a roof over my head and two meals a day, that's more than enough. Besides, I'm no lazy shet - got a part-time job, sometimes I even give my mom money.
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    (Original post by LawBore)
    They will whilst at uni :puppyeyes:
    Not really.

    A lot will be in the same situation as you or perhaps even worse.

    If you want I'll give a detailed response/explanation in the morning.
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    I think I heard my dad say something about me getting about £50 a week when/if I go to uni. Bring on the student loan...
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    Only my railcard as my old man's on Jobseekers atm. (stupid company moving to Basingstoke :mad:)

    Something like £2500 from the government though this year and £1250 from college.

    I'd rather my dad had a decent job. The inability to go on holiday makes the summer boring and horrible..
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    My mum's told me she's going to put some money in my bank account every month to help me out with food and stuff. She hasn't said the amount yet, but she's told me she's recently been saving up for me going to Uni. So we'll see when the time comes :P
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    my mum has been savin all she could for 2 years now to send me to uni abroad. i really appreciate it, beacuse otherwise i couldn't go to uni in london (on a course that doesn't even allow enough free time for a part time job).
    so my arents will cover my accomodation (which could be up to 120 a week), and i pay the rest (from savings)
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    My parents paid for my accommodation for the last two year years, which was very kind of them. I took care of everything else out of my student loan, savings and bursary.
 
 
 
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