5 Steps To Student Survival

If this is your first time living away from home, you might be surprised by the number of things you have to think about. Not only do you have to do your own washing, but you also have to stay on top of your money. Here are some ways to help make your cash last longer.

Student discounts

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As a student, you will rarely have to pay full price again with everything from restaurants to book shops offering a discount. Showing your student card may work for some, but to take full advantage, you should get an NUS Extra card for money off practically everything.

Cook together

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Get your dorm mates together and take turns cooking for each other. Not only will you get a nice, home-cooked meal, but you’ll save tonnes by not eating out.

Buying second-hand

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As a student, you need to learn to spend your money wisely. Unfortunately, the requirement to buy £30 text books might come in the way of that. Luckily, there are lots of former students who no longer need the books that you are looking for and will happily sell them at a heavily discounted rate.

Travel cards

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A big way to save money if you use public transport for uni is by buying a travel card. It may seem like a lot up front, but when you take into account the money you’ll save, it’s a no-brainer.

Printing

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You’ll lose count of everything you need to print, so instead of paying 10p per sheet, you can invest in your own printer to save money in the long run.