Hello to you, reading this. And thank you for taking time to look at my funding profile. As you may have guessed, I am in need of some financial assistance.
I am a university student, studying biological sciences, and am currently unable to afford my rent for the next few months. My rent is due at the end of each month, so I have approximately a week until I need to pay the next instalment.
I live in a privately rented flat, which I was lucky enough to find last spring, as I almost ended up without a place to live when my tenancy in university-owned-accommodation ended. Many landlords here do not accept student tenants at all, and being an international student my flat hunt was made even more challenging by not having a UK guarantor. I was also originally supposed to live with one of my closest friends, but she ended up bailing on me very last minute.
The process of having to find a flat with practically zero time to spare and having all of my belongings already packed and ready to go, was stressful and I wish for no one to ever have to go through such a horrid time of endless searching for available flats and running from viewing to viewing. This is why I am so worried about not being able to make ends meet with paying the rent for my current flat. With exam semester coming up, I really do not have the energy to deal with the additional stress of finding a new home.
The reason for me not having the funds at the moment is because I have run out of the savings I managed to acquire while working as a waitress/bartender over the summer. Ever since, I have tried to find a part time job to support myself but despite taking in a number of applications to tons of places each week, I have had zero luck.
Furthermore, my mental health has been, to put it frankly, pretty rubbish for the past year. I have been diagnosed with depression, and was referred to therapy a year ago. I had my first assessment appointment just this week, and was told the waiting list I'm on is still approximately 12 months long. My depression has significantly affected how I have been able to cope with these job rejections and the constant process of attempting to find work. It's probably not surprising that private therapy/counselling is not something I am currently able to afford. So if a miracle happens, and there happens to be funding for more than what I need for my rent, that's what the money would go towards.
If any of you feel like you may be willing to/want to help me, however little, I would be eternally grateful. There is not much I am able to offer in turn, I'm afraid. But if you do have something on your mind I would love to hear it. (I do write a decent poem so perhaps a personalised Christmas card poem for someone you love?)
Nevertheless, thank you for your time of taking a look at my profile. Hope you are able to help, I cannot put into words how appreciated it would be.