Living Costs - UK


RichHeaven

I would really like to know if any of you guys have an idea of how much is it going to cost to live in Dundee?

I was accepted by CEPMLP in the Mining Law and Policy LLM class 2009/2010 and I am planning to take my wife with me.

Is Uni housing much cheaper than finding it on your own?

Any answer would be really welcome!

I would really like to know if any of you guys have an idea of how much is it going to cost to live in Dundee?

I was accepted by CEPMLP in the Mining Law and Policy LLM class 2009/2010 and I am planning to take my wife with me.

Is Uni housing much cheaper than finding it on your own?

Any answer would be really welcome!
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PUCCA

Hi RichHeaven, have you check the university webpage? I found this information posted on their website and I also added a few other websites that might be very helpfull to you. Here is some of the information you can find on the links:

Dundee offers students a lower cost of living than most other parts of the UK. Estimated total costs of living for a single student are as follows:
* for an academic year (37 weeks), normally between £5,000 and £5,500
* for a full year, normally between £6000 and £7000

Expenses Approximate cost per month
Accommodation (private) £200 - £260
Food / Household Goods £120
Entertainment £75
Phone / Postage £25
Incidents £20
TOTAL £440 - £500

You can find the complete information here:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/tada/living_costs.htm

This website is excellent too, has detailed explainations of living costs and eveything:
http://www.abertay.ac.uk/Applicants/EUOS/Guide/documents/LivingExpenses.doc

A story about how cheap Dundee is posted on the BBC news website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7540460.stm

HOPE THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!

GOOD LUCK :o)

Hi RichHeaven, have you check the university webpage? I found this information posted on their website and I also added a few other websites that might be very helpfull to you. Here is some of the information you can find on the links:

Dundee offers students a lower cost of living than most other parts of the UK. Estimated total costs of living for a single student are as follows:
* for an academic year (37 weeks), normally between £5,000 and £5,500
* for a full year, normally between £6000 and £7000

Expenses Approximate cost per month
Accommodation (private) £200 - £260
Food / Household Goods £120
Entertainment £75
Phone / Postage £25
Incidents £20
TOTAL £440 - £500

You can find the complete information here:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/tada/living_costs.htm

This website is excellent too, has detailed explainations of living costs and eveything:
http://www.abertay.ac.uk/Applicants/EUOS/Guide/documents/LivingExpenses.doc

A story about how cheap Dundee is posted on the BBC news website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7540460.stm

HOPE THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!

GOOD LUCK :o)
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RichHeaven

Dear Pucca,

thank you very much for your reply. I have already checked the dundee website but I read somewhere at the forum that the cost of living in university webpages are highly underestimated and, therefore, I was looking for someone who actually lives/lived there.

Thanks for the info, it was very usefull.

Dear Pucca,

thank you very much for your reply. I have already checked the dundee website but I read somewhere at the forum that the cost of living in university webpages are highly underestimated and, therefore, I was looking for someone who actually lives/lived there.

Thanks for the info, it was very usefull.


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Demian

Hey Pucca

What about London? I have friends studying in London that says that you should be able to live with 1,200 pounds per month if you share a flat with other people. Any thoughts on that?
I already know the university accomodation prices. Do you have information on any other alternatives?

Cheers
D.

Hey Pucca

What about London? I have friends studying in London that says that you should be able to live with 1,200 pounds per month if you share a flat with other people. Any thoughts on that?
I already know the university accomodation prices. Do you have information on any other alternatives?

Cheers
D.
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PUCCA

Hi Demian!

Here is some information I found online. Hope this helps!

http://www.workgateways.com/working-cost-of-living.html

AVERAGE COST OF ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON
Flat-Share Rental per month One Bedroom Flat Rental per month
East London £290 - £390 (single), £430 - £600 (double) East London £650 - £750
West London £280 - £430 (single), £459 - £690 (double) West London £700 - £800
South London £280 - £500 (single), £350 - £650 (double) South London £600 - £700
North London £300 -£400 (single), £430 - £550 (double) North London £650 - £750

UK COST OF FOOD AND DRINKS
Average weekly grocery bill (including food, basic laundry and toiletry items for 2 people) £60
Average pub meal £6 - £10
Average restaurant meal £12 - £20
Pint of beer £2.50 - £3
Average bottle of wine £10
Average meal for two in mid-priced restaurant £40

UK COST OF TRANSPORATION
Weekly Zone 1-6 Travelcard £41
Monthly Zone 1-2 Travelcard £86
Train trip to Edinburgh £110 (standard single)
Train trip to Cambridge / Brighton £17 - £20 (single)
Avg mid-sized car rental for a weekend £70
Return budget flight to Spain £120 - £150 (budget carrier)
Eurostar return ticket to Paris £125 (standard class)
Return flight to Ireland £50 - £60 (budget carrier)

UK COST OF ENTERTAINMENT
Movie £7-£10
West End Theatre £25+
Club/Pub Entry £5 - £20
Live music/concerts £10+
Chart CDs £8 - £12
New release DVD rental £3.50

Hi Demian!

Here is some information I found online. Hope this helps!

http://www.workgateways.com/working-cost-of-living.html

AVERAGE COST OF ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON
Flat-Share Rental per month One Bedroom Flat Rental per month
East London £290 - £390 (single), £430 - £600 (double) East London £650 - £750
West London £280 - £430 (single), £459 - £690 (double) West London £700 - £800
South London £280 - £500 (single), £350 - £650 (double) South London £600 - £700
North London £300 -£400 (single), £430 - £550 (double) North London £650 - £750

UK COST OF FOOD AND DRINKS
Average weekly grocery bill (including food, basic laundry and toiletry items for 2 people) £60
Average pub meal £6 - £10
Average restaurant meal £12 - £20
Pint of beer £2.50 - £3
Average bottle of wine £10
Average meal for two in mid-priced restaurant £40

UK COST OF TRANSPORATION
Weekly Zone 1-6 Travelcard £41
Monthly Zone 1-2 Travelcard £86
Train trip to Edinburgh £110 (standard single)
Train trip to Cambridge / Brighton £17 - £20 (single)
Avg mid-sized car rental for a weekend £70
Return budget flight to Spain £120 - £150 (budget carrier)
Eurostar return ticket to Paris £125 (standard class)
Return flight to Ireland £50 - £60 (budget carrier)

UK COST OF ENTERTAINMENT
Movie £7-£10
West End Theatre £25+
Club/Pub Entry £5 - £20
Live music/concerts £10+
Chart CDs £8 - £12
New release DVD rental £3.50
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EDIpostgra...

Having lived in the UK for several years and spent a lot of time in London I think these figures are a bit of an underestimate as well...especially for London. Be sure to factor in how far from the uni you will be. Must include transport costs as the underground gets expensive. Unless you are living in student housing or a not very nice place, you may have trouble finding housing that inexpensive in London.
Food and drink prices as indicated above for two people are about 10% less and restaurant dining is about 20% less than my experience.
Dundee will be considerably less expensive but it will once again depend on what type of living arrangement you choose. The grocery and restaurant bills, you'll find, however will be much more student friendly!
Best of luck.

Having lived in the UK for several years and spent a lot of time in London I think these figures are a bit of an underestimate as well...especially for London. Be sure to factor in how far from the uni you will be. Must include transport costs as the underground gets expensive. Unless you are living in student housing or a not very nice place, you may have trouble finding housing that inexpensive in London.
Food and drink prices as indicated above for two people are about 10% less and restaurant dining is about 20% less than my experience.
Dundee will be considerably less expensive but it will once again depend on what type of living arrangement you choose. The grocery and restaurant bills, you'll find, however will be much more student friendly!
Best of luck.
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EDIpostgra...

PS- Good luck at the CEPLMP. I took several courses there as an LLM student at Edinburgh as part of an special programme and found the courses very challenging and interesting.

PS- Good luck at the CEPLMP. I took several courses there as an LLM student at Edinburgh as part of an special programme and found the courses very challenging and interesting.
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RichHeaven

Thanks EDI! Can't wait to get there!

Thanks EDI! Can't wait to get there!
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naija

hi there.....
just wanted to 'ppreciate all the help u have shown in either answering questions or for going the extra mile in getting websites and address and also for posting topics which might be an oversight for a whole lot of people.
i remember last year we had people like "pashbez" and this year we have undoubtedly, we have PUCCA.
Thanks a lot gurl and keep it up!
mwah!!!

hi there.....
just wanted to 'ppreciate all the help u have shown in either answering questions or for going the extra mile in getting websites and address and also for posting topics which might be an oversight for a whole lot of people.
i remember last year we had people like "pashbez" and this year we have undoubtedly, we have PUCCA.
Thanks a lot gurl and keep it up!
mwah!!!
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PUCCA

Thanks a lot naija for including me in that kind message. I just try to help in everything I can.

Best wishes to all of you.

Kisses and hugges :O)

Thanks a lot naija for including me in that kind message. I just try to help in everything I can.

Best wishes to all of you.

Kisses and hugges :O)
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Demian

Yes... hands down to PUCCA! She's far more helpful than any university admissions office! ;-)

Thanks for everything and all the best for you in London!

D
xoxo

Yes... hands down to PUCCA! She's far more helpful than any university admissions office! ;-)

Thanks for everything and all the best for you in London!

D
xoxo
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PUCCA

hehe more helful than an admissions office? thats a lot to say!! thanks anyway dear Demian and good luck to you too

hehe more helful than an admissions office? thats a lot to say!! thanks anyway dear Demian and good luck to you too
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Hi all!
I noticed that PUCCA is quite well informed about Dundee :) So I address this post to her but I'd love to hear from all of you of course...
I have a civil law degree from Africa (Benin), then got a masters in international relations in the US and been working as a paralegal in NY for 2 years.
I'd like to know what a foreign trained lawyer has to do to be admitted to practice in England. I'm living in the US now and its painfully expensive and time consuming to reach bar admission. Looked at Canada, same thing (up to 4 years!).Was hoping that the process was a bit easier... or that at least you could get a job after graduation assuming they give you a work permit.... in the US, you get a year of work permit after graduation, then you are on your own. how difficult is it for an international student to work in England during his studies and after? can a LLM graduate take the english bar or any other bar?

Thanks a lot for your help guys!

Hi all!
I noticed that PUCCA is quite well informed about Dundee :) So I address this post to her but I'd love to hear from all of you of course...
I have a civil law degree from Africa (Benin), then got a masters in international relations in the US and been working as a paralegal in NY for 2 years.
I'd like to know what a foreign trained lawyer has to do to be admitted to practice in England. I'm living in the US now and its painfully expensive and time consuming to reach bar admission. Looked at Canada, same thing (up to 4 years!).Was hoping that the process was a bit easier... or that at least you could get a job after graduation assuming they give you a work permit.... in the US, you get a year of work permit after graduation, then you are on your own. how difficult is it for an international student to work in England during his studies and after? can a LLM graduate take the english bar or any other bar?

Thanks a lot for your help guys!
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Anyone here knows what would be the costs of living in Nottingham? Thanks!!

Anyone here knows what would be the costs of living in Nottingham? Thanks!!
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PUCCA

Hi all!
I noticed that PUCCA is quite well informed about Dundee :) So I address this post to her but I'd love to hear from all of you of course...
I have a civil law degree from Africa (Benin), then got a masters in international relations in the US and been working as a paralegal in NY for 2 years.
I'd like to know what a foreign trained lawyer has to do to be admitted to practice in England. I'm living in the US now and its painfully expensive and time consuming to reach bar admission. Looked at Canada, same thing (up to 4 years!).Was hoping that the process was a bit easier... or that at least you could get a job after graduation assuming they give you a work permit.... in the US, you get a year of work permit after graduation, then you are on your own. how difficult is it for an international student to work in England during his studies and after? can a LLM graduate take the english bar or any other bar?

Thanks a lot for your help guys!


Sorry dear Andrew but I cannot help you here because Im not british therefore I dont much about their admission to bar. I hope somebody else can help you more!
What I know is that as long as your passport allows you to work you can do it. The usual time is 15 hours per week (part-time) and full time during vacation. You can work in several things but working as a lawyer wont be possible if you are not qualified unless you are in a training contract from what I've hard. Like i said dont know much about their system, lets see what others have to say about this.

<blockquote> Hi all!
I noticed that PUCCA is quite well informed about Dundee :) So I address this post to her but I'd love to hear from all of you of course...
I have a civil law degree from Africa (Benin), then got a masters in international relations in the US and been working as a paralegal in NY for 2 years.
I'd like to know what a foreign trained lawyer has to do to be admitted to practice in England. I'm living in the US now and its painfully expensive and time consuming to reach bar admission. Looked at Canada, same thing (up to 4 years!).Was hoping that the process was a bit easier... or that at least you could get a job after graduation assuming they give you a work permit.... in the US, you get a year of work permit after graduation, then you are on your own. how difficult is it for an international student to work in England during his studies and after? can a LLM graduate take the english bar or any other bar?

Thanks a lot for your help guys!</blockquote>

Sorry dear Andrew but I cannot help you here because Im not british therefore I dont much about their admission to bar. I hope somebody else can help you more!
What I know is that as long as your passport allows you to work you can do it. The usual time is 15 hours per week (part-time) and full time during vacation. You can work in several things but working as a lawyer wont be possible if you are not qualified unless you are in a training contract from what I've hard. Like i said dont know much about their system, lets see what others have to say about this.
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PUCCA

Anyone here knows what would be the costs of living in Nottingham? Thanks!!


This is what I found online on this website:
http://pgstudy.nottingham.ac.uk/postgraduate-funding/costs-of-studying.aspx

Living costs

In addition to tuition fees, we estimate that a full-time postgraduate student will need to budget around £700 per month to cover accommodation, maintenance, recreation, and other expenses.

The University of Nottingham Accommodation Service provides advice and information about accommodation options, and can help you to find quality housing to suit your budget

Law (LLM FEES 2009/2010)
Website: http://pgstudy.nottingham.ac.uk/postgraduate-funding/fees.aspx
HOME/EU STUDENTS
Taught Research
£3,900 £7,000 £3,390

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Taught Research
£7,000 £10,090 £10,610

Another link: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/scholarships_and_finance/living_expenses.php

Read this article about living costs in Nottingham published by BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2004/10/06/students_ntu_platform_2004_02_poor_students_feature.shtml

HOPE THIS HELPS :o)

<blockquote>Anyone here knows what would be the costs of living in Nottingham? Thanks!!</blockquote>

This is what I found online on this website:
http://pgstudy.nottingham.ac.uk/postgraduate-funding/costs-of-studying.aspx

Living costs

In addition to tuition fees, we estimate that a full-time postgraduate student will need to budget around £700 per month to cover accommodation, maintenance, recreation, and other expenses.

The University of Nottingham Accommodation Service provides advice and information about accommodation options, and can help you to find quality housing to suit your budget

Law (LLM FEES 2009/2010)
Website: http://pgstudy.nottingham.ac.uk/postgraduate-funding/fees.aspx
HOME/EU STUDENTS
Taught Research
£3,900 – £7,000 £3,390

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Taught Research
£7,000 – £10,090 £10,610

Another link: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/scholarships_and_finance/living_expenses.php

Read this article about living costs in Nottingham published by BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2004/10/06/students_ntu_platform_2004_02_poor_students_feature.shtml

HOPE THIS HELPS :o)

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