Under the current student loan system, post-graduates are required to pay three thousand pounds up front every year. For this, I get a LOAN of three thousand pounds each year. I get no more funding in any shape or form.
Anything outside of this has to be privately funded. Other students get more money because they are either:
- over 25
- parents themselves
- on their first degree
- children of less wealthy parents
- released by the forces
- in difficult circumstances
you get my drift right? Guess what, I fall into none of these categories.
Therefore, I need to find approximately 5 grand a year to survive. Hence why I work so hard on 4 jobs and study less than I should.