University: Stretching the Student Budget

It’s coming to the end of the first term of university and my bank account (and probably most other students’) is looking a little empty I know that my own budget is normally really stretched at this time of year, espeically over the Christmas period, so I was really interested in this infographic produced by TransPennine Express aimed at helping students save money during term time. There’s some great money saving tips here!

 photo Stretching Budget_zpszl2yruee.jpg9 tips to keep your student overdraft far from red

I definitely agree with the railcard bit – being in a long distance relationship means a LOT of train journeys, so I’m pretty sure my railcard has saved me hundreds of pounds since starting university in 2012. I also never buy anything without checking for student discount (or another cheeky voucher code!), I eat out using a Taste Card (I get mine free with my student bank account), and I’ve found an excellent local cinema with £2.80 (!) tickets. Little things like this mean I am still treat myself without breaking the bank – like going to see Mockingjay Part 2 (so good, though the ending felt a little weak). I definitely miss Orange Wednesdays though!

What little tips do you have to save money? How’s your Christmas budgeting going? 

  • Jennifer K

    There’s a cinema in Bristol that does really cheap tickets too – I think around £3. And it was in walking distance from halls, so we’d save on the taxi fares as well. This has been a fairly cheap term for me – mostly because I’ve been so busy working that I haven’t really had much chance to go out and spend very much 🙁
    Jennifer x
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  • Some great tips here!! I can’t believe you have found such a cheap cinema!! Xx

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