I'm one of the current students at UCLan and wanted to share some of my top money saving tips! Budgeting is really something I learnt the hard way at university but once you get the hang of it, it's a lifesaver!
Shop around for different student accounts as many will offer perks like railcards when you first join up! I personally found
Monzo really helpful as I could have different pots to keep track of things like rent, fuel, money for food and money for socialising!
Places like Unidays (or Blue light for the NHS discount) are great when your looking to buy anything from shoes, to clothes to things to make your flat feel a bit more like home! Whenever I'm buying online, I always double check to see if there is a discount code available!
Weekly bits & Cost of Living
I have my student finance set to come into one bank account and every week, a set amount goes on a standing order to my normal bank account - think of it as like giving yourself a wage each week! This really helps you to stop over spending and stay within a budget as things can quickly add up otherwise. I'm really lucky that Preston was recently voted the most affordable student city to live in as a student which has definitely helped when it comes to budgeting!
I hope some of these tips help and let me know if you have any below!
- Rebecca, 4th Year at UCLan