Student Financial Support

Budgeting

Budgeting

Taking time to plan ahead can really help you to make the most of your money.

Budgeting can reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with finance matters. Take a look at our:

Where do I start?

Three key areas all have an impact on how well you can manage your money:

Looking at these areas will get you off to a good start and will help you to be in control of your money throughout your studies.

Planning your year in advance helps you focus on the important things, such as studying and socialising! While planning a budget isn't the most exciting thing you'll ever do, there are lots of benefits to planning your finances and sticking to a budget:

  • it helps reduce the stress which can be associated with money
  • it allows you to make the most of your time at university and enjoy it
  • it allows you to be independent and financially capable
  • it puts you in control of your money
  • it allows you to identify danger points throughout the year where your money may be stretched
  • you can make informed choices about your spending
  • it helps you to identify areas where you overspend
  • it can help to reduce the long term consequences of unwise spending decisions

Take a look at our Cost of Living guide (PDF: 141KB).