What's a PCDL when it's at home? And why is it risky? :D
That plan does sound like it makes more sense. I haven't really spoken to anyone about living costs in Durham but from what I can tell it shouldn't be expensive. Must remember to check out where the supermarkets are...
On another note I phoned the admissions office yesterday to find out how long it should take between applying for colleges/accommodation and finding out which one we got. So I should be finding out around the last week of April. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for St Chad's!
The PCDL is the Professional and Career Development Loan - potentially allowing you to borrow up to £10k for a Masters. It's a bit risky in that one month after you finish your course you will start being charged interest on the loan (not a huge amount though) so you'll have to be confident to find a job after the course finishes - although working just one or two days a week will probably be fine because you can arrange to pay the loan back over a 5 year period.
After a lot of to and fro-ing (bit of a long story), I am set on doing LLM THIS September. It's gonna be tight financially but I can't wait.
I've just paid the deposit for accommodation. I am hoping to get a room at either Hallgarth Street or Trinity Hall (cheapest options).
I apologise karahazel - I don't check LLM Guide much - do you have a profile on The Student Room? If not, you should - it's a lot better and loads of people are on it. I'm part of thread discussion concerning postgraduate studies (colleges, courses, accommodation etc) at Durham starting this Sept.
Get involved! :)