University life should feel exciting, but at some point in the academic year you will have to face challenges. If you’re dealing with financial independence for the first time, it is imperative that you speak up about any money worries before they escalate; 50% of students say financial issues are affecting their mental health, and 53% worry about having to manage the increasing cost of bills and utilities while at university, so let’s talk about money!

At BU our Money Advice team and SUBU can give information and guidance around financial support, plus there's also external funding available for students. Learning how to manage your finances is all part of student life, read the advice below and check out the 2022 recession survival guide from Blackbullion for more top tips. You can also take a free Academy of Money course by the Open University and Money Saving Expert to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances.

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