When starting university you may find that you need to stretch your finances that little bit further than before. Although some choose to work alongside their studies, many students do not have time and will have to survive on their student loans and savings alone.
So how do you manage to get through the year as cheaply as possible,
Make the most of your NUS Card. This card can entitle you to up to 10% off in many different highstreet stores.
Shop around for the cheapest prices. Don’t settle on the first you see; look a bit further and you may find the product much cheaper.
Buy your books second hand. There are lots of students who sell their course books on when they have finished with them. Why buy yours brand new when you could buy theirs for much cheaper.
Try not to buy things that you do not need. It may seem like a great idea to buy that 42” LCD Television, but is it really going to be that useful to you when you are trying to make your money go as far as possible.
When shopping, remember that just because an item is made by a particular brand it does not meant that it is a “must have”. Most of the time you are only paying for the name, and not for the quality. Shop around and see if you can find something similar but cheaper.