I'm taking a gap year before uni. I've always been pretty good about my finances, but I thought I would take this year to really live my life. So although I have 2 jobs, I'm traveling a lot to experience the world. Both my jobs are really good for my CV too, and perfectly suited to my degree. So essentially despite low pay, I'm doing everything I can to get the most experience I can this year, both with travel and work. However, I recently decided to make a financial plan for the next 6 years(this year, 4 years uni, year after uni), just to get an estimate of what I'm in for. Obviously these are all estimates, and I took a worst case scenario approach, but by my calculations I can't afford to eat while I'm at uni, unless I work 28hrs/week at £10 throughout my full time study. This seems outrageous! With all that work, I won't have time to study! So whats the point in going to uni at all?!?!?
Please can any UK students help me out!!! How much do you pay for food each year? For accommodation? For nessecities? And how much maintenance loan do you get from the government? Do your parents help you out? Do you have a job? How many hours do you work and how much are you paid? PLEASE!!!!
I need more data so I can stop puling my hair out!! My mom is upset because she's mad I didn't get better paying jobs this year, and work more hours to get a head start on uni costs. Yet of all my siblings, I by far work the hardest! PLEASE HELP ME!!! The more data I collect the more accurately I can predict my spending while at uni! Thank you!!!!