Managing money

Top tips for managing your money

With the approach of National Student Money Week, we look at the best ways to save money as a student.

It can be difficult to manage your money as a student and to make sure you aren’t spending too much. In anticipation of National Student Money Week, we’ve compiled some useful tips to help you look after your money.

Money saving tips:

  • Budget - Calculate how much money you need for living expenses per month and stick to your budget.
  • Plan your meals - Plan what you will eat each day and make sure you have food to last, this will save spending money ordering food or buying lunch out.
  • Use cash on a night out - Take cash with you when you go out instead of your card to save spending more than you intend to.
  • Create goals to save for - If you give yourself targets to save for you can manage your money easier, and be rewarded at the end.
  • Shop around - Make sure you are aware of what is on offer and which shops have the cheapest prices in order to save money when shopping.
Student Finance are running events from the 12th February for National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week begins on Monday the 12th February, and it is all about helping you manage your money, supporting you with applying for funding for next year, highlighting the support services on offer from the university and Students’ Union and to help improve your finance skills.

The Student Finance Centre are running a number of events around campus from Monday the 12th February to Friday the 16th February.

  • On Monday the 12th February from 12pm-3pm in Portland foyer there will be discuss on renting for next year and what it involves, as well as Portsmouth City Council Travel talking about cycling in the city and offering free security marking.
  • On Wednesday the 14th February there will be a cooking demo outside the Library brought to you by The Student Food Project to learn about cooking on a budget - and yes, you will get to try the food for free!
  • Finally on Friday the 16th February, Student Finance will be at Waterhole in the Students’ Union to give advice on funding, finance and renting for next year.

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