Hi ! I’m Hollie, a student studying in the United Kingdom :)
My studies take up A LOT of my time (as i’m sure you can imagine) which means i’m unable to work as many hours as I need to in order to pay rent, buy food, uni supplies, and to just generally live. I am incredibly passionate about my studies and want to succeed so badly, however at this current stage in my university life, the work is so demanding that i’m starting to go broke (well technically I have gone completely broke. I have zero money in my name).
My student loans don’t completely cover my rent and living fees, which means i’ve found myself short of just over £1000 to pay off the rest of my rent for the year. And as you can probably imagine, i’ve used up all other options I have available to me; maintenance loan = gone. Money from the university = gone. Overdraft = gone. I have attached a screenshot of my current accounts, which shows I have no money in one account and that I am actually in the negatives on my student account, meaning I am now in debt with the bank. The stress this is causing me is beginning to affect me mentally and knowing that there isn’t much I can do to help myself is so disheartening.
Now i’m sure anyone reading this could be thinking “why don’t you get a loan from your parents? they’ll help you surely !” that unfortunately isn’t really an option for me. I come from a single mum household. She raised myself and my sister alone, all the while having an incredibly severe spinal injury which has caused her to be disabled for the last 10 years, meaning she is unable to work. So asking for a handout from my mum also isn’t a viable option for me. I’ve always tried to do things for myself and i’ve very rarely asked for help, especially financial help.
To be completely honest, the fact that my financial situation has gotten this bad, to the point where I am now pleading to strangers on the internet to find it in their hearts to help out in anyway possible, probably gives you a good idea to how stuck and in need I am. I want to be able to study and get my degree so I can go on to do great things with my life, and hopefully be able to give back to others in need once i’m more established in later life. Helping others is the ultimate goal I have for my post university life, I just need help getting through this part.
So thats why i’m here ! this is my little plea for a little bit of help. Literally ANY form of help from anyone would be so so appreciated and I will be INCREDIBLY grateful.
Thank-you so much for reading ! I really appreciate your time, whoever you are :)
PAYPAL LINK: paypal.me/hollsdraper https://www.paypal.me/hollsdraper
I hope you have a wonderful week !<3