Going to university this year, whether as a fresher or returning for finals, looks very different. Class sizes will be smaller, with many lecturers and seminars taking place online thanks to social distancing.
One thing that isn’t different is the cost. King’s College London suggests you budget for £1,250 a month, not including tuition fees, and some students in the capital could be looking at up spending up to £840 a month just on accommodation. Fitting in a part-time job between lectures and essays, not to mention trying to make friends, will be way down on the list but for many students it’s a necessity.
This is something two brothers Sol and Sam Schlagman recognised during their respective studies at UCL. “Many people come to university to have what is, in theory, the best time of their lives, but they end up compromising it because