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 Team gives 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.

You can use our online money resources to get budgeting tips and make your money go further. 

You can contact our Student 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. Use your time at ARU to do some part time work and make your CV more appealing with your new experiences.

You can register online with ARU Temps before you arrive. 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.

What next?

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