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Accommodation

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi ... sorry if something like this has been written before, but i just had a look at my accommodation offer and it comes to nearly £4000 just for the first year :shocking: :shocking: .

Is that right? :s ....I think that must be nearly all of my student loan heh ..

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    More than your student loan.

    What exactly have they said? Where are you going to uni? What is your room like?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my accomadation comes to more than my student loan! it sucks!
    dont really no wat to do about that! overdrafts i guess! but im catered on week days! so i wont have to spend out too much on food!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah i spoke to a few friends and theirs was pretty much the same =/

    Think i ll have to go into the overdraft aswell meggy :p.

    oh and @ Fiend - It's a single self catered en-suite, in kent ...pretty much all that i know atm!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what about tuition fees, do you have to pay them?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My accomodation is self-catered and almost £3000.
    The catered ones were £500-1000, and even more when it's an en-suite, so I don't find it surprising.
    That said I almost got a shock when I saw the prices the first time. Have gotten used to it :p

    Is it cheaper when people live together in houses and flats the second and third year?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i have to pay tuition fees of £1700 as well out of my loan. :eek: :eek: :eek: so that overdraft will be well needed! lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    muse- wrote:
    yeah i spoke to a few friends and theirs was pretty much the same =/

    Think i ll have to go into the overdraft aswell meggy :p.

    oh and @ Fiend - It's a single self catered en-suite, in kent ...pretty much all that i know atm!
    There's your answer petal, you ask for en suite, you pay for en suite.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In Manchester catered halls usually come up to £4000 especially if ensuite.

    Mine was about 3300 self catered - I really found it quite hard to survive on my remaining loan for a full year, it's quite amazing how low the loan is in perspective. I'd recommend getting a part time job and trying to live off that, and your overdraft.

    I wouldn't worry most people are in a similar situation if you're going to University in a large city. Somehow, you usually seem to manage.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My accomodation is costing about £3600, self catered and is ensuite.

    All the halls at my uni are the same though, except one which has flat layout so is a bit cheaper. By about £20 a week.

    Student loans are just silly, I mean really, most peoples doesn't cover both their accomodation and tuition fees let alone living costs. I know mine is certainly £700 short.
    Yes I know, get a job, borrow from parents, overdraft. But what if you can't? You're just really screwed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    meggy wrote:
    i have to pay tuition fees of £1700 as well out of my loan. :eek: :eek: :eek: so that overdraft will be well needed! lol


    your tuition fees are £1700 for a year?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :( sorry!was supposed to be 1170 but still it sucks
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    meggy wrote:
    :( sorry!was supposed to be 1170 but still it sucks

    aye well it's getting worse after this year! and you can pay in installments.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah. you should be able to pay in instalments. i have to pay for my accomodation for uni for a full 52 weeks of the year. thing is you are paying for an ensuite as well... better than sharing with people i admit but when you are on a budget, i think its an unneceessary luxury and your money would be better spent on other things tbh. i know with some universities, an ensuite can cost you upto an additional £20. per week. i mean, its nearly impossible to fund uni soely on your loan and overdraft... you'll need to be looking around for work asap... unless you have some rich parents who can help you pay your way through...... :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    and it would be a fair bit cheaper if you weren't catered...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    that sounds awful expensive! im staying in self catered en suite halls and the bill comes to just over £2000.. where im from the govenment pays for my tuition fees so the accomodation is really all i have to worry about!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine's £2700 for a single self catered room for 42 weeks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    bad seed wrote:
    It tends to be, but electricity and gas (and water, depending on how kind the landlord is) can add up.

    Whats the deal with paying water? I didn't have to pay it last year but I do in my new house this year I do :( Do some landlords pay for it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had to pay water when I was in my old student house, I didn't when I was in halls, and I do again this year. We had water rates this time, too, so we just had a big fork out at the beginning of the year and wont have to pay it again.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Mine is just short of 3k at Huddersfield. No en-suite and self catered. But they let you pay in installments!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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