CREATE A BUDGET
Calculate your in goings and outgoings. What is essential? What could you do without? The key to money management is to plan in advance – don’t get to the last week of the month surviving off pennies!
OPEN A STUDENT BANK ACCOUNT
The 'Save the Student' website has advice on the best student bank accounts, looking at a number of factors such as freebies and interest-free overdrafts.
There are many fantastic apps to keep track of your spending. Apps like Monzo keep track of your outgoings and breakdown your monthly spend.
MONITOR YOUR ELECTRICITY USAGE
Keep an eye on how much electricity you are using. Check out our top tips on how to save energy.
USE YOUR STUDENT CARD
As a student you will have access to loads of amazing deals. Many companies offer student discounts via apps like Student Beans or with a NUS TOTUM card, so make sure to check before every purchase! With your TOTUM card, you can save a handy 10% on your shop in the Co-op store opening soon in the CODE building.
DON’T SPLASH OUT ON SOFTWARE
You can get access to free programmes as a student, including Microsoft Office 😊
MAKE USE OF OUR FACILITIES
Don’t fork out on a expensive gym memberships – make use of ours!