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    • disgruntled tenant
    • By disgruntled tenant 12th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
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    Career break to study a Masters
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
    Career break to study a Masters 12th Jun 17 at 7:22 PM
    After a lot of thinking, I've applied for an unpaid sabbatical from a ten-year plus career, to study a full-time Masters for a year. I will be classed as a Mature student. Any tips or money saving advice would be welcome... I know I can apply for a student loan...

    Is there any bit of money saving advice that you would give me? In theory, with loan, savings, and living frugalyl I may just be able to cover it...
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 12th Jun 17, 9:29 PM
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    Have you checked on the old style board, they'd be good for money saving suggestions?
    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 12th Jun 17, 10:54 PM
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    no part time study options at all to let you work and study? By far the less risky route.
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    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 13th Jun 17, 4:53 PM
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    Council tax should be free if you live alone, or there's a deduction if you live as a couple, contact them for the documentation you'll need to provide.

    NUS cards give you a discount at the Co-op plus a range of other benefits.

    Look for student discounts at swimming pools and leisure facilities etc.

    Knowing you have a job to go back to will be a big help too - no pressure to go job-hunting afterwards.

    Good luck.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 13th Jun 17, 7:20 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 7:20 PM
    Duplicate thread here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5663650
    • Mrs Soup
    • By Mrs Soup 13th Jun 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:20 PM
    Like undergrads a lot of masters students do work part time up to about 20 hours a week. Any scope in your existing role to do that eg would they let you work one a day a week or something? Althernatively supermarket or bar work etc might fit in around classes. Take full advantage of being a student- get a student union card for discounts on all sorts. Are there any bursaries or scholarships in your field- even a small amount towards fees might help if you qualify for something (these are rare as hens teeth though)..
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