For many people, coming to university means there's suddenly a lot more to think about; rent, food, socialising, course costs, travelling, holidays, phone bill, utilities etc.
The prospect can seem pretty daunting; this section offers financial information and advice which should help to alleviate some of your financial worries. If you have any questions/queries relating to any of the links below or money/debt/consumer issue then please speak to a student adviser.
There is lots of info and advice for managing your money available online. We have tried to condense the most relevant information for students and put it all in one place. Here's a selection of useful links to external sites:
Applying to Student Finance England - Advice from the National Association of Student Money Advisers.
Credit Crunching - a student guide to credit (by Credit Action & NUS).
Credit Action Money Manual for Students - downloadable advice book.
Barclays Money Skills - projects and resources.
Brightside Student Calculator - really useful budgeting tool.
Student Cash Point - info on sourcing funding whilst at university.
Money Saving Expert - a resource site showing the best and cheapest rates & deals currently available.
Student Money Tips - downloadable PDF with lots of useful info in an easy-to-read list
Get Fit For Free - NHS site with lots of ideas for keeping fit without spending money.
Zero-Credit - low cost living tips, recipes etc.
StudentBeans.com - deals and offers.
The Jaffa Debate - comparison of how much money can be saved by shopping around between brands.
Mixed Herb Comparison - an example of how much money you can save by shopping around between brands.
Spaghetti Bolognese ingredients - a good example of how careful shopping can halve your food budget.
Budgeting Tools - a page with links to various budgeting tools, monthly planner and finance game.
Glossary of Terms - Do you know what all that financial jargon really means?
Student Financial Support - NTU Student Support Services dept. that specialises in student finance.