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Past experience of obtaining the travel grant when parental income is over the 40,000 threshold?

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Was wondering if anyone has experience of this who's combined household income is over 40k and whether they got any travel grant? I'm expecting to have expenses regarding visas, flights and health insurance of around £3000 for my year abroad. My dad is retiring in August which will take a lot of income away however the combined income will be around 55k still after this. The problem is, for the tax year this year, he will have been paid in full for 6 months which pushes the amount up quite a lot - would this be considered in assessing whether I am eligible for the travel grant as by the time I leave for the US (mid August) he won't be working and household income will be around the 55k per year mark It's all very confusing however I could really do with the travel grant!

Does anyone know how I can watch Coronation Street from Spain?

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I don't mind paying a monthly subscription if it is a reputable site and not some rip-off website. Thanks in advance for any help that anyone may have!!

Will I be studying in a different term at the University of Auckland?

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I am currently studying in the UK and my study abroad will take place during term 2 - will it be term 1 in New Zealand due to there different term schedules?

What is the best way to transfer money from a UK bank account to an Austrian bank account?

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I am going on a year abroad to Vienna and I have already checked bank accounts there - I wish to open one up when I arrive there, as it also gives you a railcard and an ISIC card. However, I will need to transfer money from the UK to Austria, as my student loan and my EU funding will come in batches throughout the year. Is there a good way of transferring these funds from the UK to Austria without incurring extra costs?

How much maintance loan will I recieve for a year abroad in Australia?

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I'm just about to go into my second year of study at Leeds uni and i'm looking into different options for my third year as I would love to do year abroad studying in Australia. My household income is in the top bracket so 40k+, does anyone know a ball part figure of how much loan I can get while over there. Thanks :)

Can you still do an Erasmus exchange if your uni doesn't offer it?

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My course at university doesn't offer any Erasmus opportunities. Can I apply for Erasmus independently?

What kitchen stuff should I pack for my year abroad?

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My accommodation doesn’t provide me with any cooking utensils, cutlery or crockery, but I don’t want to waste space taking a load of pans, bowls and spoons across to France with me, and I don’t want to just see what I can find when I get there in case the answer is nothing! Any advice?