Budget for mature student living expenses

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
Any ideas on a reasonable monthly amount for this?

The course is very intensive so there is no possibility of part-time paid work.

It is offered in Bristol; Leeds; Liverpool, so obviously housing costs might vary depending on location.


  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    I spent about £300 a month for a flat share when I did a Masters aged 51, plus half the council tax (I shared with a non student) plus half the utilities, which were probably more expensive than they might otherwise have been as it was in Aberdeen during the very cold winter of 2010/11. Other living costs were similar to what I had spent while I was working, although I did pay £2 a day to park in the streets near the university on the days that I drove in.

    I didn't do much socialising as I found the demands of the course quite high and nearly all of the other students were a lot younger than me so our interests didn't overlap much.
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