University teaches students a lot more life-changing information than what is noted in the classroom. We have collected some money saving tips for first years during their time at university.
To keep yourself hydrated with nice drinks during revision, and a chance to study in a different atmosphere
If you have skills then advertise them! Whether you are talented with computers, writing, proof-reading, tutoring, or creative with music or art, make some extra cash from it!
Purchase bigger packs of items that you use often to save money long term
Look for film screenings, art galleries and mingling events at your university
If you understand how much you have spent in a day, and in comparison to your budget, it may help you to spend less
Don't allow pride to get in the way of you eating beans for three weeks straight
Smoking and drinking a lot is not only expensive but bad for your health!
If you can't afford to take your friend out for drinks on their birthday, then don't!
From talent shows, open mic nights and charity events
If you the right age to obtain free dental, prescriptions and sexual protection then take it!
If your parents are helping you out when you're studying, at least give them a call now and again to keep them sweet!
If you can't afford a meal out every week, then try the university canteen. It may not be Harrods, but it is still a place to go to eat and socialise and is usually dirt cheap!
It will only upset you later,
They can come in handy
REMEMBER to cancel the subscription before the first payment after the trial period is due!
Or even travel with them, walk in together or share taxis after a night out. Sharing is caring and will save you money
If you keep on top of your mess, you won't have to throw away dishes or kitchenware because of their mould
Save money from not going to the kebab van
Even if it is slight inconvenience to you during the holidays or reading weeks, it will save on you having to pay for your way home alone
If you fully count for all bills, payments, direct debits and costs, you will be left with money at the end of the month, instead of not being able to pay something
Share the load so that you save on money spend on food. The dorm chipping in for the meal will reduce the amount you pay by a significant amount. Or you each cook on a different night of the week, and you only have to prepare and pay for one cheap meal a week!
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