I know, you might think, “Oh, there’s another one who wants to take my money using the studies excuse”, well technically you’re right, but I don’t force you in donating or even reading this message, if you do just know that someone from another part of the world where you live, will appreciate it more than you think. I’m an Italian guy studying in UK as I moved here with my family 4 years ago, as Italy’s economic situation was destroying our life. I have been studying since year 10 in the UK and it’s never been easy, economically and language wise. I’m the last of four boys, so yeah, my parents have lots of stuff to pay every month. I have recently joined a course about Game Design & Development at Uni as I thought I would have received my Loan to pay for it… well I started the course and nothing I received, been waiting for 5 months and absolutely nothing. I did apply for both tuition fee and maintenance loan as the Uni is far from where I live, but nothing has come to my pocket to pay the university and the accommodation. I have been through hell, and I don’t want to use this as an excuse, but trust me, when you apply 6, no jokes, 6 times for a loan and it doesn’t go through in 5 months, it’s really frustrating, thousands of calls and thousands of times the reply was “Your loan is still in process and an update will be given on a certain date”, every time the same thing was repeated to me, and at one point, once I realized I was pretty much in a deep hole, I had a massive depression, and again don’t take any of these as a way to make your heart melt or something like that, it’s just how it went and how it is still going for me. I thought Uni was the only way to make my parents proud of me and try and find the job which will save my family, but something else it’s in the way, something I can’t battle on my own or with the help of my family, money. The only way to pay for the course and the accommodation which already started so it’s already on, is by myself. Everything me and my parents can do is try to reach some money to try and pay for my room as I will be working hard to get some money, but I will always remember that those money will never be a way to have fun with my friends or to have a vacation, they will always be money to pay something which someone else could’ve paid for me and decided to not do it. I don’t want anybody to feel bad or sad for me, I personally think that it all started from me, it was my mistake accepting offers even if my Loan was still in process, but as I’m new to Uni in UK, as I always lived in Italy, I made a massive mistake which has brought me to think of stuff I would have never even thought of. Please, and again, please I don’t want anybody to feel in force to donate some money, this is the last island for me, I tried everything, if someone really wants to with their heart, I will always be grateful for it, everything counts, whatever you can do, if you want to, it counts for me. It would really mean the world, otherwise I will keep going and try to find new ways, Thanks to everyone, even if you just read it, I wanna thank you with my heart, and I hope life gives you what you deserve. Always be happy, never let anything destroy you, you are better than that, mistakes help you to grow up, and it’s something I’ve learnt and will keep for the rest of my life, Thank you.
Tuition Fee: £9250
Accommodation Fee: £8259.14