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Old 17th Jun 2007, 15:54   #2 (permalink)
smellysnelly2004
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LTCC
Age: 35
Posts: 245
Turkish, I'm currently at the college and here's what i think....

Most people stay in bed and breakfasts to begin with. A pretty good idea as you may fail the course and be out of a job in 3 months, making even a 6 month tenancy agreement pretty dodgy. Some do have rented flats/houses on short term lease and others have gone for it and rented one for 6 months. You could never afford a 1 bed flat but sharing defintely possible.With the B@B's I believe they cost about 100 a week (some with evening meal as well) and they have the advantage of no bills to pay. The take home pay is just shy of 700 a month so it is possible to have some kind of life as well.
I don't think anyone on our course worked a 2nd job to supplement the income - it would be VERY hard to do with the workload at the college.

Good luck!!
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