Budgeting Advice & Money Management
Learning the basics of budgeting will help you make the most of your student experience without breaking the bank.
Writing a budget will help you determine how much you have to spend , and identify any shortfalls. You can then determine how you wish to tackle these, by cutting back in some areas or increasing your income.
Even with a budget plan it is easy to spend more than you expected. So monitor your spending to see where your money is going. Often simply doing this will keep your spending in check. If you need help writing a budget plan make an appointment with the Financial Support Team who can support you with this process and answer any questions you may have.
If you have an unexpected expense this can upset your budget. Hardship funds may be able to help in these circumstances. Money worries can grow quickly if they're not tackled head on, try the tools and money saving tips listed on the right hand column to help you plan your finances, or call in to our office to speak to an advisor. We are also part of the Money Doctors project which can help with budgeting and money saving ideas.