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General (Mostly Money-Related) Tips and Tricks in Living in London/ United Kingdom

When we applied for Tier 4 UK VISA, it’s written that the expected monthly budget for London is about 1200 GBP. That’s also how much I get from my scholarship. So, how’s the reality? Is that amount enough? Especially if you’re planning to bring your family as well. Believe it or not, if you’re planning your budget well, you can actually use that amount for a small family, with decent meal and everything. I myself have usually saved about half of my allowance each month (and use the saving for emergency conference travel fund, normal travel fund, and do leisure activities in between). Everyone have their own way to manage their own budget. Your life is your life, you’re the one who know it best. Learning from how other people manage theirs, make it suitable with yours. For a note, this is a compilation of things I’ve done and things people suggested to do to keep your budget low and living fuller (hopefully) in the UK.

Tier 4 VISA (warwick.ac.uk)

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Cute Souvenirs in Oxford

This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.

What: Went to Oxford for Easter Break

Where: Oxford’s Colleges, especially Christ Church

Impression: Reminiscencing Harry Potter’s trail is nice, but I definitely like the merchandises

 

Cambridge’s Polar Museum

This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.

What: Went to Cambridge for Easter Holiday

Where: Polar Museum

Impression: Small but densely informative museum

Entrance fee: Free

My List of Things to Bring when You Move Abroad to Study

To accompany this list and this list.

Will definitely format this nicely, but for now, this is exactly and literally a list. You can definitely buy, but my baggage allowance is 40 kg and I was planning to get stranded in a flat on top of the hill for a few days, let me push it until its limit.

I come prepared (colourbox.com)

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