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Worried about money!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jolene79, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jolene79

    Jolene79 Welcome New Poster

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    I will be studying Podiatry in september at Southampton University but really worried about money as I am a mature student and used to earning a good salary. I will be at university for 3 days a week and am hoping to still be able to work a couple days just so I can basically pay the bills etc. Has anyone else been able to work whilst studying for this degree?? Also, any advise as to what prep work I can do for the first year?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I am worried about it. :craig:

  2. Perthpod

    Perthpod Active Member

    I personally used to work nights and weekends at a restaurant and then pub until late. Yep, it's hard, but if you want to do it, you make it happen. It was basic survival too..not a good salary. With a mortgage I don't know, might be best to rent house and share. I doubt I could've done it with any major financial commitments aside from the usual single rent, car, bills etc. There are student loans if you're really keen..
  3. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Jolene & :welcome: aboard :D

    I graduated from Huddersfield university in 1998 . I began my degree in 1995 following two years at night school followed by a year at college. As I had a young daughter I needed family support for child care which meant moving closer to Huddersfield was not an option so I travelled each day.

    The course was full time so it was exhausting as the travelling was the really soul destroying bit. I worked evenings & weekends in a pub & the managers were great as they didn't mind me studying between pulling pints as long as I completed my work. :drinks I won't say it will be easy but do-able, certainly. Worthwhile? Yes. It took ten years to pay back my student loans & that was a real struggle. Now I have a career I love which makes it all worthwhile. PS. It goes very fast (but that may just be me getting older).

    All the very best of luck in your studies.

    Kind regards,

  4. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    jolene marry a rich dude money no problemo. no only kidding my wife did 4 years full time pharmacy if there is 2 of you its much easier than if you are alone it worked out great 4 us the sacrifice was worth it we put the student loan off our mortgage the cheapest credit ive ever had. ps open 100 student accounts with free 1000 pound overdraftsput this money off your mortgage and when you graduate pay it back from your offset mortgage you just borrowed 100 grand for nowt over 3 years. my wife is not just a pretty face remember think outside the box good luck

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