My name is Elena and I am a university student in London, United Kingdom. I am currently in my last year of university studying linguistics. I have been estranged from my father, who has started a new family since I moved away to attend university. Therefore I have not been able to receive any help with tuition and living expenses from my family, as my mother has passed away when I was only ten years old, and I haven’t had any contact with her side of the family since. Since university tuition in the United Kingdom is very high- approximately £9,000 per year, I am currently in debt for around £36,000 and struggle to make ends meet as life in London is extremely expensive. I also have an 18-year-old sister Maya who I have been helping financially since she has also been forced to move out from our family home as soon as she became an adult. Over the last 3 years, I have worked various part-time jobs and have worked full time over every holiday. However, the money I have saved up has run out very quickly. The rent for my room in London is approximately £700 a month which is one of the reasons I am struggling so much. I have six months left on my lease agreement which is why I am so desperate for a little extra help. I currently work part-time at a cafe, but due to the fact this is my final year at university, the workload has been larger and more intensive than in the previous years. Due to this, I am not able to work as much and I’m desperate for any donations to help me get by until the end of May. I am not earning enough money to pay rent, and my biggest fear is that I will have to quit university just a couple of months before I get my degree. I am also hoping to one day go on to study for a Masters degree in Translations if I am able to save up some money after I graduate from my BA degree, hopefully, once I am in a better financial situation. I believe that no young person should struggle so much to be able to get an education, and I hope that one day tuition fees in the United Kingdom will decrease or cease to exists altogether. I will be forever grateful to anyone on here who will be kind, understanding and willing to help in my cause.
My paypal.me link is paypal.me/elenas151 .