Transport - Other Expenses -Work
£3 - £5
- United Kingdom has reasonably a good public transport system, although prices are higher than some other European countries. Most private student accommodations tend to be close to universities. If you choose accommodation that is not within walking distance to your college find out how much it will cost to get there as you may end up paying as much as £2-£4 a day (you can get weekly or monthly savers which saves you a few pounds). In London and other major cities you can get a day saver for the tube or trams which you can travel all day for as many times as you like about £3-£4. Similar option applies in rest of the regions across the UK.
- Taxis are expensive in the UK, depending on the region, few miles journey could cost you anything between £3 to £25 pound. Train are also not cheap. The UK has a number of train companies all running on the same track line, and the fares vary between train companies and the time of the week you travel.
- The cost of running a private car is expensive and prices of new cars are also more expensive than other European countries however the prices are coming down rapidly. Prices of second hand cars are also on a downward slide, however before you think of buying a car you should know the cost involved. It is difficult to obtain an insurance if you hold an international license and if you were to find an insurance company who would cover you that might be very expensive too.
£3.50 - £30
- If you have time for any entertainment, you will not be disappointed as there are lots of things to do in and around the university. Students can get some discounts on take away food, tickets and so on, by showing their union card. Most student union centres have bars and other entreating events that are cheap for students, however here is an idea of how much it might cost you.
- Cinema : £3.50 - £5.50
- Theatre : £7.00 - £12.00
- Concert Ticket : £15.00-£30.00
- If you are on a full time course the demands of your course will not allow you much time to work. Also you need to satisfy the clearance officer that you have sufficient income without relying on part time or vacation employment. However, full time students may work part time for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and 40 hours per week during the vacation. If you require information about the rules on permission to work, you should contact Department for Education website. A work permit for part time work may be given upon certain conditions and you must check the above website to see if you qualify.