Education Abroad!Help me stay here!
My name is Hana and I am student in Cardiff, studying at the University of South Wales. I am 20 years old.
I moved to Cardiff in September of 2015 from the Czech Republic to get my university education here in the field of visual effects and motion graphics. This course is not available in my home country and I had to work really hard to be able to get to my dream school.
Before coming to the UK I knew that I would need get a part time job to cover my accomodation and maintance. However, I did not realise that there were variations in the amount of wages paid for part time work. Till December I was working 22 hours per week, and this gave me time to concentrate on my studies. Then due to health issues and also bad social enviroment I had to quit my job in December. This did not cover all of my expenses and I still have to face the choice saving for the accomodation or buying mysef food. I often cannot afford to eat more then once per three days.
I am staying in the student halls where the rent is £119 per week. I am not able to leave the halls and look for cheaper accomodation as before arriving to United Kingdom I had to make agreement to stay in Liberty Bridge Halls until the end of this school year. The payment for my accommodation is separated into three installements. I already payed for the first and the second, the third is to come in April being £1000. Even though I am trying to save as much money as I can without making myself ill, it is not enough and I cannot work more then 20 hours per week as then I could not keep the university responsibilities and also my health up - I had to quit the previous job in December and now I am seeking for another one. Since I am EU student but not British, my university cannot also help me financaly - there are no scholarships, grants or maintaince loans available for me.
I’ve calculated that I am going to be about £600 short for the April installement as I gave all my money away for the January one which was £2000 and so I am searching to get help with this issue. Of course my family is trying to support me but since the minimal wage in the UK is still bigger then my mother's wage at very high military position, there is nothing more they could do for me.
Trust me that every penny counts. I would be very grateful if you could help me to keep up with my university studies as without getting the money I could not stay here in the UK and my life dream would basically dissapear. I am trying to maintain it all on my own and asking for help is very tough for me, but since
I am facing many health issues already from being exhausted, depressed and not able to eat properly, I thought I might give this a try before losing my hope.
Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be contacted via email.
Thank you so much for spending your time reading this post and I wish you all the best in your lives. I will be very grateful for any help.