However you plan to get about whilst at uni, there are several ways in which you can save money on travel during your studies. Student discount is not just limited to restaurants and clothing but you can also save on travel too. Here are a few options to consider.
There are railcards available for people aged between 16-25. You can choose a yearly railcard for £30 or 3 years which costs £70, the latter giving you a £20 discount. This gives you a third off many off-peak train journeys nationwide.
You could choose to cycle to university. This way you can keep fit and save money at the same time. Have a look at the local cycling routes as many universities are becoming more cycle friendly with cycle lanes.
Uber is a popular way for getting about any city and is cheap too in comparison to other taxi companies. You may also find that you get a discount on your first ride. Uber will come in very useful especially if you are planning on having a few nights out.
If you are at a university that has a tram service then you might find that there is a stop close by to your university or place of residence. Discount is usually available for students on tram travel so have a look on the tram operators website.
Hire A Car
If you miss the freedom of having your own car and want to avoid public transport then hiring a car could be an option. You could choose to hire a car for a particular period of time just to cover a busier schedule. Having a car could come in handy when having to carry lots of items such as furniture or groceries. You could also consider sharing a car with someone. This would cut down the costs of hiring one just for yourself.
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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.
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!
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
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.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
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.