Read our tips on how to be savvy when spending your money on rent, entertainment, clothes, sport and food.

How to make your money go further

Rising costs and interest rates are affecting us all. Your latest student loan instalment may look like very generous funding, but you’ll be surprised how quickly it can be used up. While there are hundreds of articles and resources for students struggling with financial issues, reading about it can lead to feelings of uncertainty. The points below will help you consider some key ideas that are accessible and will help you manage day-to-day running costs. 

Please also remember that the university and SUBU are here to help. More information can be found on the SUBU Advice website and the BU financial support web pages, or you can contact the teams direct:

What you can do

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Budgeting

Get tips on how to manage your money and budget effectively while you’re at university.

Part-time work

Part-time work

Learn about fitting part-time work around your studies and see what part-time job opportunities are available.

Managing your food budget

Managing your food budget

Check out our tips to help you to budget for your food shopping - ensuring you eat healthily will give your studies a boost.