As a student, we know that every penny counts, so we’ve put together this article, to help you make your money go further. So, whether you’re a first, second or final year student, living in halls or commuting to Uni, we’ve got you covered.
Make a budget
When it comes to money, ignorance isn’t bliss! Understanding what money you’ve got coming in, and where you want to spend it, can help you keep on top of your finances.
Not sure where to start? Check out Save the Student’s handy budgeting tool, to help you get started. Once you’ve got a budget in place, put time aside each week to check in and track your spending so you can see where and when you can make savings.
Plan your meals
After rent, food shopping is the number one student expense. We’ve all been guilty of popping to the nearest local shop to pick up that night’s ingredients for tea after a busy day, but spending time planning your meals, and what you need to buy, can help you save money – and time! – in the long run.
Find out more about how to plan your meals, alongside how to save money on your food shop and recipe inspiration. And for the days when you need to pick something up on campus, our range of food outlets, offer cheap and healthy options for all tastes.
Download money-saving apps
There are loads of money-saving apps out there, and we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch to save you money as a student. Check it out!
Looking to save? This article on Save the Student lists the best money-saving apps to help you reach your goals.
Grow your income
Lots of students have part-time jobs to help grow their income alongside gaining work experience across a variety of sectors. The Uni has lots of student jobs on offer so you can find something that works around your studies. Find out more about how to increase your income.
We understand the impact the current cost of living crisis is putting on our students. If you need further support, please explore our current cost of living support package, including financial help on offer, advice and guidance and what we’re doing next.