Unless you’re walking everywhere you’re going to have to pay for travel during your time at University.
However, there are several ways you can save money, have a look at some of our top tips!
Be more fuel efficient
If you want to keep your own car at University then changing a few of your driving habits could get you up to 33 per cent further on a tank of fuel, according to the AA. Ways of making the most out of your fuel include not over-revving your engine, keeping tyres at the right pressure, not using air conditioning, taking the roof rack off, driving in the right gear and not stopping and starting the car aggressively.
Hire a car
If you are unable to afford a car at university but miss the freedom of having your own transport, then car hire is a good option. If you need to get your shopping done, do a work placement, get to lectures and seminars or have an interview then hiring a car is a cheaper alternative than having your own.
On your bike
Cycling is a good way of travelling around as it means you can get fit and save money at the same time.
Get an Uber
Studies have shown that a one mile journey in an Uber taxi can be almost one and a half times cheaper than taking a black cab. You can also download the app straight to your phone to make it even easier.
Cut down on train costs
Make sure you plan your train trips as much as possible because it could save you a lot. Getting a railcard for just £30 a year will often pay for itself after a couple of long trips. It enables you to get a third off your tickets on most routes. Getting a three-year Railcard online will cost £70 which will save you £20 overall.
If you travel in London, Oyster cards are a must-have for any student and can be used on the tube, buses and most local over-ground trains.
Take a coach
Getting a coach usually takes longer but it’s almost guaranteed to be cheaper than making the same journey by train. For example, Megabus.com offer some fares from as little as £1 + 50p booking fee. Being flexible about what time of day you travel, purchasing off-peak tickets and booking in advance can all bring the cost of traveling by coach down.
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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!
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
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 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.
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.
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.