January is a good time to look at finances with the start of the new year and for most students having received their latest funding from Student Finance England.
If you're getting used to managing your own money for the first time or always looking for the latest money-saving tips, we've got loads of advice to help your finances last longer.
Read our guide to budgeting basics which has practical ideas and some great apps to help you keep track of your spending. You can find some really useful information about budgeting through Money Saving Expert including links to budget sheets and calculators. Or check out our vlogs and blogs with advice from BU students - Areej has some top tips for budgeting and Jessica talks about the best ways to save money.
Funding your studies can be difficult at times. If you’re struggling with the practicalities of paying your rent, travelling around Bournemouth or getting involved with social activities, there may be financial support available to you. The BU Financial Support web pages are a great resource, with information on additional financial support for students on placement and those who may be facing financial difficulty. There is also information on external funding and additional sources of funding for postgraduate students.