How we can help

At BU and SUBU, we are committed to supporting you during the current cost of living crisis. We are acutely aware of how the cost of living is affecting our students – during SUBU’s Speak Week survey in November 2022, we were deeply concerned to see that over 97% of you are worried about how rising costs may affect you.  

SUBU and BU have been working closely to review what we already do, and what more we could do to support you during the current climate.  

Below you can find information on all the resources, financial support, and tips that we’ve put into place.

Get in touch

If you have any concerns about the cost of living, accommodation, or financial worries, SUBU Advice provides free, impartial and confidential advice to all BU students. To make an appointment, visit   

If you feel that financial concerns are affecting your studies, please talk to the Achieve@BU team or get in touch with AskBU, who can help you to find the support you might need. 

You can also contact the free Student Assistance Programme 24/7, which can offer support with money worries, housing, benefits and other queries.

Alternately, you can share your thoughts on how SUBU and the university could be supporting students during the cost-of-living crisis through our online feedback tool, SimOn.  

This page was last updated on 1 September 2023.

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