It’s easy to start spending every penny of your student loan as soon as the first week of your studies arrive. There is a lot of expenditure you need to consider, including bills, travel, food and drink. Saving money becomes more important once you’re a student. Here are a few money saving tips to help you keep those pennies in your pocket.
Make the most of the different discounts that are available to you as a student. Your student card will become useful for all sorts of discounts, including buying food and drink to your transport to get around. You are not just limited to discounts as a student, as you will often find coupons or vouchers available to anybody.
Shopping through websites such as Quidco and Topcashback will earn you cashback on most of the major retailers. Just remember to shop through these cashback sites when you make the purchase.
Plan what you are going to eat for the week ahead. Consider making some sandwiches for the daytime and filling up a bottle of water to take around with you. If you are buying lunch and drinks everyday then this will soon total up to quite an expenditure.
Use Comparison Websites
There are many different price comparison sites on the internet for you to compare the pricing of a particular product at different stores. Mysupermarket.co.uk is one of the popular comparison sites to find the cheapest deals in the supermarkets.
You might find that lamp you’ve been wanting for your study area or books of interest. Whatever it might be, it’s worth searching in a local charity shop in order to save on retailers prices and you will also be donating to a charity at the same time.
Set yourself a weekly and monthly budget so that you never end up being low on funds. Make note of the most important things you need to get each week and it’s worth leaving a little extra in the case of emergencies such as unforeseen expenditure from billing.
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What our students say
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.