Starting University can be pretty daunting but for the majority of people it is the best time of their lives. As long as you plan and arrange everything you need to do, you’ll be fine, and this particular post is going to help you along the way. As well as everything you need to take with you (read my post on this here) you will need to sort things out like money, travel, accommodation etc.
At this point, the majority of students going to university will already be there, or will be starting in the next week or so, so it’s likely you already have your student finance sorted out. If so, it would be useful to open a student bank account with a branch nearby to where you are living. Be sure to check out a range of student accounts as they all offer different benefits. You may also need to travel home from university at holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and if this involves a train, plane or coach, be sure to book in advance and you will save a good amount of money!
Each month you should budget your money. Note down your income (how much money you receive from your student loan per month, and any money from a part time job, benefits or savings). You can then work out how much you plan to spend on rent, food, anything you may need for university (clothes, petrol etc). Deduct this amount from your income and you will see how much you have left to spend on whatever you like. If you find out you plan on spending more than you have (too much month at the end of the money!), you need to work out what to cut down on.
Here are some money saving tips on food, socialising and study expenses:
If you have any tips you want to share, please leave them in the comments below! I hope this post have helped you and thank you for reading,
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