Stupid idea but can't see why it doesn't work
Go to bank A: open student account (as genuine student). Take maximum interest free overdraft in cash and put into an ISA (or similar interest bearing account, can get 3-5% on small amounts from a quick internet search, if you don't touch the money). Cut up the bank card/get a block placed on the account so no other transactions can take place.
Repeat for every bank you know. At least 10 public high street banks in the UK can do that, you probably have way more in the ex colony. student overdrafts are around the £3000 mark. Say 2,000, conservative estimate, 4% interest, for 4 years of university., = £800 free money per year, or over £3k per university fee. Will pay for your first year of rent.
P.S. checked on the internet, you only get caught if the account is inactive, so as long as you transfer £50 or whatever between the accounts every month, it wont flag up as an inactive account.