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, or it could be a significant change to the household income and how it is paid.

If you think you might need some help with budgeting and how to manage your money during your studies, or to check that you are receiving the correct funding and benefits you are entitled to, please speak to our Student Money Advisers who can help you create a budget and advise on ways to increase your income and cut costs.

The Student Money Advice Service are also there to help students who may have caring responsibilities, are care leavers or estranged or anyone who just wants to discuss any money related issues they may be facing or are worried about.

Our Student Money Advice Team gives you confidential advice on:

  • funding entitlement and can help with any problems that may arise
  • budgeting and money management
  • additional funding; trusts and charities
  • benefits & tax credits; student entitlement to benefits/tax credits
  • council tax
  • additional support if you find yourself struggling such as the ARU Support Funds.

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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