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    (Original post by --Dan--)
    I have no choice, the accommodation at Durham costs £4,500 per year.

    I don't really have an option, I could complain to them but the figure still stands, £4,500
    mines £2,700... yikes £1,800 more
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    My dad earned a decent wage but it was all going on his debts and whatever else, we were in no way financially better off than someone who was getting full government support.

    It's different now, he's lost his job and has gone self employed, isn't earning much so when I get back for my fourth year, I will be in the money, so to speak- maximum grants plz
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    (Original post by --Dan--)
    I have no choice, the accommodation at Durham costs £4,500 per year.

    I don't really have an option, I could complain to them but the figure still stands, £4,500
    I assumed you were at Durham; you cannot deny that there are cheaper alternatives offered by the university. Personally, I would never pay that much for accommodation. I pay just over £3000 for catered accommodation at my university, and get a meal card with £45 a week to spend on whatever food or drink I want.
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    (Original post by evantej)
    I assumed you were at Durham; you cannot deny that there are cheaper alternatives offered by the university. Personally, I would never pay that much for accommodation. I pay just over £3000 for catered accommodation at my university, and get a meal card with £45 a week to spend on whatever food or drink I want.
    I'll have to look into it more I guess (and like someone mentioned, private rented flat is one possibility), it's just at the open day (and on their website) it says its about £4,500.

    Will have to see, thanks for everyone's opinions.

    WILL definitely look at as many options as possible if I decide to go there for definite
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    Durham is collegiate. You can't choose your accommodation, it is allocated by the college.
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    (Original post by roubiliac)
    Durham is collegiate. You can't choose your accommodation, it is allocated by the college.
    You make two college choices, though, and the colleges allocate accommodation, which suggests you should only apply to colleges which offer cheaper accommodation. My first check saved the OP £600 (University College; £3945), and the second £300 (Van Mildert College; £4173). It means he has to go through each college website until he finds the cheapest but he will probably do that anyway.
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    You don't get a choice of two. You get an offer from one only. Anyway according to the Durham uni website all colleges charge the same amount as each other. They only differ if self catered or catered.
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    (Original post by roubiliac)
    You don't get a choice of two. You get an offer from one only. Anyway according to the Durham uni website all colleges charge the same amount as each other. They only differ if self catered or catered.
    Thats what I thought? :confused:

    And sorry for the late reply, my god the past week has gone fast!
 
 
 
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