Courtesy of Australian reader Snoggeramus, we learn of a student who has a unique approach to funding her studies.
A UNIVERSITY fresher who blew her entire student loan on partying has launched an online campaign asking for donations to clear her overdraft.
The Sun reports Emma McCormick spent the cash on alcohol, clubbing and trips to other cities — running up a grand of extra debt.
The 18-year-old has only managed to raise £20 [about US $29] so far but she remains hopeful that people will “help a student out”.
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Despite her partying habits, Ms McCormick adamantly stresses that not all her loan went on herself.
A student can typically borrow £1,500 [just under US $2,200] in the first year of their studies and Ms McCormick said most of the money went on visiting friends in other UK cities.
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The cheeky undergrad said she wanted to go travelling so thought she might as well eradicate her overdraft.
“I really want to do South America,” she said.
“Lots of people have done Thailand in their gap year.
“And I kind of want to take a year out after my degree and see as much of the world as possible.”
There's more at the link.
I'm left shaking my head at the sheer chutzpah of expecting total strangers to not only make up the wasted money of her past spendthrift ways, but in doing so to help fund her future travels. I can only imagine that she really does believe money grows on trees!