We are dedicated to helping you gain the knowledge needed to manage your money better and maybe gain a few extra money saving tips you were not aware of.
To get an idea of the living costs for University please see our living costs page. This page will give you estimated costs to be aware of, but please note the costs are a guide only.
A student job can be a useful way to avoid debt, gain valuable work experience and help you achieve a nicer lifestyle. If you’re looking to reduce your expenditure whilst increasing your income, the Careers and Employability Service can offer advice on a range of part-time work available. It’s important to get the balance right, which is why we recommend no more than 12-16 hours a week of work alongside your studies.
When thinking of sustainable spending in relation to food, you should consider spending closer to home on goods produced closer to home and reducing food waste. Eating seasonal fruit and veg from local suppliers is a great way to do this, it is also often cheaper as is trying meat free for some of your meals. Here are some tips on making small switches to more sustainable eating, try all of them or just the one to start making the switch to being more sustainable.
What doesn’t sit so well with us these days though is ‘fast fashion’, fast changes in fashion, fast production, items only worn a few times then disregarded. None of this is particularly sustainable, how can you make informed decisions about clothing purchases whilst doing your bit and save money in the long run?
Reducing energy use is good for the pocket and the planet. It might not be the time to change energy providers, but that doesn't mean small changes won't make a big difference.
Sustainable travel is more than trains versus planes. It can incorporate getting around day to day as well as what we do for holidays.