Managing your money

Manage your money

It's important that you're realistic about how you're going to manage your money while studying. This may be the first time you'll be responsible for buying food or paying bills. If you think you might need some help with budgeting speak to our Student Money Advisers so you don't get into difficulties. They're also there to help out students who may have caring responsibilities, are care-leavers or anyone who just wants to make sure they're getting the right funding and can offer practical advice.

Our Student Money Advice Service give you confidential advice on:

  • funding
  • budgeting and money management
  • additional funding; trusts and charities
  • tax credits; student entitlement to child tax credit and working tax credit
  • welfare benefits; student entitlement to benefits
  • council tax

We offer daily money advice drop in sessions for quick questions, or appointments if you need more time and will be holding some workshops during Welcome Week and beyond.

You can use our online money resource, called Blackbullion, to get budgeting tips and make your money go further. 

You can contact our Money Advice team before you arrive:

Call: 01245 686700

Finding a Job

We have our own recruitment agency where you can apply for part-time paid work to fit around your studies.

You can register online with our Employment Bureau before you arrive but you'll need to visit us with your passport to show you're eligible to start working in the UK. By working during your studies you'll not only earn some extra cash, you'll also have the chance to meet new people and develop new skills to add to your CV.

If you're an international student there may be restrictions on your working hours as stated on your visa.

The Employment Bureau is here for you after graduation too. We have graduate recruiters who specialise in finding work for our graduates.

Use your time here wisely by completing some part-time work and adding everything you do to your CV.