It turns out the people that handle student finance, after reducing my maintenance loan for this year by almost £1000 last month, have decided that they won't let me claim for essential costs from studying abroad... This is after both them and my university told us before we signed up to go abroad that we would be able to claim for costs like flights and compulsary insurance fees... Goddamm you Cameron.. It's probably your fault somewhere down the line.
Basically what this means is that I can barely afford my accomodation payments this year and I'll be living off pasta and peanut butter... again.. I thought I left that behind when I came home from Canada :(