Funding/living costs while doing postgrad course
I'm in the process of applying to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at the moment - it would be starting in September and would be a 9 month course (1 academic year). The thing is, I'm starting to wonder whether there is any point in me even going for it if I get offered a place. How am I supposed to afford my rent? I'm going to try and get a career development loan which will hopefully sort out the fees for the course, but if I'm not working (which I probably won't be as it's a full-time course) then I don't see how I can afford to live. My boyfriend's being very supportive, even saying we can move somewhere cheaper - which I really don't want to do because it seems unfair on him when he loves our flat and has worked really hard doing it up - but he won't be able to support us both financially no matter how cheap our rent is What should I do? Has anyone else had to deal with this and how did you manage?