Hi – whoever is reading this, I would like to first thank you for giving up a minute of your time to read my plea. My name is Lilian, I am 19 years old and I am currently in my gap year, trying to save money for my degree course, starting in September. It has been my dream to go to law school, and I worked very hard during my GCSEs and A Levels to achieve the best grades I could, and I have been lucky enough to be offered a place at Exeter university – my f=top choice! However, Exeter is a vert expensive city to live in, and my student loan barely covers my rent.
I come from a single parent household. My mum has been divorced twice, both ex-husbands taking a far greater percentage of their shared assets than was fair, but we could not afford to take this to court to dispute it. This has left us struggling financially, and so will not be able to support me during my studies.
I will be applying for student finance which will pay for my tuition and part of my rent, but this still leaves me paying £3000 of my own money for accommodation, as well as other living expenses like food etc, along with all the compulsory text books I need to buy.
I took a gap year between completing my A Levels and going to university with the aim of saving enough money to pay for the rest of my rent, and I planned on getting a job when I get to university to cover the rest of my living expenses. However, my manager constantly underpays me and reduces my hours, and as hard as I have tried I have been unable to find another job. along with this, I recently had to use most of my savings to buy myself a new car after mine got written off after being crashed into while parked. This has left me with next to no savings after 6 months of hard work.
I am not expecting to entirely fund my education purely through the generosity of others – I am of course still job searching, saving money, and applying for grants etc. However, it is very unlikely that I will be able to save up the remaining £3000 I need for my accommodation all by myself, so any help would be hugely appreciated!
Thank you again for reading my plea, and I would be so appreciative if you could donate any amount to my fund, and help me realise my dream of becoming a lawyer.