General Discussion: Students Study, Loans & School Or University, Chat, Discussion & Query Thread!!


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DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

29 Nov 2010 13:34
You guys are such pricks. Yeah fucking middle class wankers getting kids politically active and interested in their future Evil
willesdengreen
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653 posts since 10/6/10

29 Nov 2010 16:21
eent wrote: Let me guess, it's a private school? If yes Laughing out loud

lol no it aint private, unfortunately its not comprehensive though it's a state grammar school so not quite hood status Oops
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

29 Nov 2010 17:39
I have got a gang of young Conservatives together to make sure no ruffian leftys make any trouble tomorrow in Bristol
phelen
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6745 posts since 16/8/06

29 Nov 2010 17:45
edit-wrong thread.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

29 Nov 2010 17:48
DuffMan wrote: You guys are such pricks. Yeah fucking middle class wankers getting kids politically active and interested in their future Evil

Bet the top-up fee's were scrapped the minute they arrived back in their £3000 a year school.

It's just that 90% of the kids 'marching' would just be doing it for a laugh or to get out of school. I'm not sure it had quite the effect that you stated.

I have been to school, i do remember what it was like to be there.
willesdengreen
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653 posts since 10/6/10

29 Nov 2010 19:49
eent wrote:
DuffMan wrote: You guys are such pricks. Yeah fucking middle class wankers getting kids politically active and interested in their future Evil

Bet the top-up fee's were scrapped the minute they arrived back in their £3000 a year school.

It's just that 90% of the kids 'marching' would just be doing it for a laugh or to get out of school. I'm not sure it had quite the effect that you stated.

I have been to school, i do remember what it was like to be there.

you obviously ain't been to a grammar school

shit always gets so fucking political, it's like being in an amateur house of commons (which at times is bloody annoying)

mock elections were mental Laughing out loud
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

29 Nov 2010 20:25
anyone on here who is at uni, been recently like to comment on how much money they spent on living in comparison to fees?

eg £3k fees £6k+ per year on accommodation, living etc.

just it seems to me that everyone is overlooking living costs in the whole debt mountain thing.

if people re desperate to go to uni they could just go to the one in there home town? that would save 18 to 20k?

timmbo
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3501 posts since 9/2/10

29 Nov 2010 20:49
spending about 2.5x as much on living costs Cool fees are less here in Scotland though.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

29 Nov 2010 21:02
SAAS pays my tuition fees, it also donates £5k to my bank account a year Eye-wink
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

29 Nov 2010 21:12
Jawdropping!

I spend a good 6-7k on living costs a year I reckon
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

29 Nov 2010 21:52
Fuck knows how much I spend on living. Never thought about working it out. Do eg cords count under that? Got some of those recently
inversesquare
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6752 posts since 7/6/08

29 Nov 2010 22:01
I suppose they count as work expenses.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

29 Nov 2010 22:03
I owed £18k in student loans after 5 years in Bristol.
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

29 Nov 2010 22:09
inverse square wrote: I suppose they count as work expenses.

thats a very good shout

Mr.P im not surprised

I am going out probably 3 or 4 times a week and spending at least 30 quid a night, its not adding up well.

stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

29 Nov 2010 22:29
Almost 5 grand on rent, looking at around 9-10k total living costs. My fees were paid by a company scholarship, along with a yearly bursary.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

30 Nov 2010 13:05
I had £12k of student debt after 3 years. I recieved £3300 a year in student loans, and had two grants of £1200 for my tuition fees (that i have to pay back). Not sure what happened to my first years tuition fee, i must have just paid it.

Rent was about £3k a year for me, just under.
TheConductor
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4302 posts since 17/11/09

30 Nov 2010 13:09
I've only been back in London since September 18th and I've already blown this terms student loan and all of my overdraft. I've spent just over 2k mainly on alcohol, eating out and the odd garment, it's fine though as it's what all students do n their first term, although saying that I doubt I will knuckle down after Christmas as I'm terrible with money.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

30 Nov 2010 13:49
Hello World wrote: anyone on here who is at uni, been recently like to comment on how much money they spent on living in comparison to fees?

eg £3k fees £6k+ per year on accommodation, living etc.

just it seems to me that everyone is overlooking living costs in the whole debt mountain thing.

if people re desperate to go to uni they could just go to the one in there home town? that would save 18 to 20k?

Excellent point. I got the full loan, full grant, bursary, access to learning fund, a little bit off my Dad each year, had a very good part-time job, yet by the end of the 3 years I'd still maxed my overdraft and credit card
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

30 Nov 2010 14:10
Well I made massive sacrifices (staying at home) so I left uni with no debts (actually around +£6k after my placement year), and I was still able to get a decent job.

I think paying off 10k of debt is possible with a £25k plus job, even better if you can just do you first job living from home until it is all paid off.

Hopefully the large debt and the time taken to pay it off and what else you could have bought with it will make people focus on thier studies and consider going to university with more care.

I dont think anyone with a 1st struggles to get a job, even in todays climate.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

30 Nov 2010 14:17
Hello World wrote: Well I made massive sacrifices (staying at home) so I left uni with no debts (actually around +£6k after my placement year), and I was still able to get a decent job.

I think paying off 10k of debt is possible with a £25k plus job, even better if you can just do you first job living from home until it is all paid off.

Hopefully the large debt and the time taken to pay it off and what else you could have bought with it will make people focus on thier studies and consider going to university with more care.

I dont think anyone with a 1st struggles to get a job, even in todays climate.

Wrong to an extent as my girlfriend has a 1st and a masters and has been struggling like mad to get something in her chosen field. The problem is lack of experience because with so many people going for the jobs which similar qualifications the ones with proven experience will generally get the job even if you've interviewed well.