Budget Tips

Budget Tips

As a student you'll need to be aware of how much you're spending. Here are some pointers to help you budget carefully.

The good news is that in Newcastle there are loads of ways to save money and make the most of what you've got.

Shop around

You'll have access to cheaper student facilities in the Students' Union building, including restaurants, bars, and a shop. There are also a number of markets and charity shops in the nearby city centre where you can find lots of essentials at bargain prices.

Make use of campus facilities

We provide many services free or at a low cost on campus:

Choose your student bank account wisely

Look for banks offering the best overdraft facilities on their student bank accounts. Don't let the sign-up incentives distract you.

Make the most of student discounts

Student discounts are available at many bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and shops in Newcastle. There are also regular student nights throughout the city.

Supplement your income with a part-time job

The Careers Service can help with part-time, temporary or vacation work in the Newcastle area. Working while at university is handy for your income, and great for your CV. Try not to work more than 15 hours a week though, so it doesn't interfere with your study.

Don't panic, help is at hand

Newcastle is a fairly cheap place to live. If you plan ahead and are realistic, you shouldn't have any problems between work and play.

If you do encounter financial difficulties, staff at the Student Advice Centre in the Union are on hand to help you sort it out. The University also helps students in financial difficulty through the Student Financial Support Fund.