Tips on how to save money whilst still having a fab time
You’ve got your student loan, your suitcases are packed, uni is about to start but then you check your bank account and gasp.
Unbeknown to you, half of your loan has been whisked away to pay for accommodation fees and housing bills. Student life has officially begun.
But have no fear! These tips may help you save cash throughout uni life:
Aldi is the home of bargain deals
If there’s an Aldi store near your university, then look no further! Waltz through the aisles in amazement at how much you can buy for so little. It really is the perfect store for students.
Freshers Week is the best time to snoop out deals, as Domino's pizza can be bought for £1 and freebies will are on every corner. If you lined up all the free pens Fresher Fairs give away, you wouldn't even need to bring any with you to uni!
Careful takeaway planning
Takeaways are a statement meal for every student. If you frequently find yourself sitting on your sofa, with pizza shoved in your face whilst you're binge-watching something on Netflix. You might want to hunt out the best deals to save yourself some money. Sometimes you can get two-for-one deals, and then you'll have two pizzas to devour.
Before you head to Pryzm, it's a good idea to get some cash. Make sure you withdraw a specific amount, but not too much so if you do lose it, it won't be the end of the world. Bringing your card to a club may encourage the drunk version of you to spend, spend, spend and you'll come back at 4 am having spent EVERYTHING!
If you study English, then it's inevitable that you'll be worried about the number of books you're expected to buy. Look for second-hand versions or bundles that will help cut costs by a significant amount. If you know someone in the year above, you could try to find out if they're selling their old textbooks.