Top tips on saving money
Don’t spend your entire student loan on the first day you get it. Budget.
Buy your study book second hand either on eBay, Amazon or ask older siblings/friends, buying brand new books is sometimes the only option but if you have an option make sure you shop around and know that buying the books brand new isn’t always essential, sometimes you can find similar, cheaper alternatives. Also you may be able to borrow the appropriate books from the library for £0.00.
Always ask for student discount, regardless of where you are… you never know who may offer it. Quite often even small coffee shops offer student discount. You won’t know unless you ask.
You don’t actually have to pay for a TV licence if your parents have a TV license, and you live with them outside term time. ‘Students… won’t be covered by their parents’ licence, unless they only ever use devices that are powered solely by their own internal batteries, and aren’t plugged into an aerial or the mains, i.e iPads and laptops’ Also… if you’ve a full three months left on your licence at the end of the academic year and won’t use it before it expires, you can get a refund for this which could be around £36. Information sourced from Money Saving Expert here.
If you’re a festival fan, to save yourself cash why not work at festivals in return for tickets? You can sometimes even get paid to work at festivals and you still get time off to see the bands you love.