Hooray! I’ve now received a notification from the Student Loans company, they will lend me some money (and give me some too) and actually I’ll be quite well off next year. That’s very good news.
Also, the deputy head of my former primary school as consented to allow me to do my primary placement with them, they sent the documentation directly to the university, rather than to me, which is why I didn’t know.
EDIT: I received my certificate of good conduct from Germany – so I am now really officially clear.
I’ve also approached the gym with a request to cancel my membership, so this means the to do list is now a lot shorter – find a house (and move into it), secure Mr Meanor a job and complete a french course.