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Hacks that could save you some serious cash

By JordanBrowzer 20 Aug 2018

When you arrive at uni, your student loan will make your bank account look pretty healthy...

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But don't go splashing the cash just yet, remember you're on a budget.

You need to try to make your money last because you don't want to be stuck on a diet of microwave meals once Freshers Week is out the way!

Managing your own money for the first time isn't easy, but these handy tips might mean you can afford to treat yo' self now again...

Check your statement: Once a week put aside 5 minutes and check your statement just so you don't have any surprises at the end of the month. 

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Can you afford luxuries? Yep, that includes nights out and eating in restaurants! Once you know how much you have, you can plan things to keep your social life afloat.

Save money on travel: Most things in Sheffield will be within walking distance, but if you're going to be travelling a lot you might want to get a student travel pass and 16-25 Railcard too. These are investments that will seriously cut down travel costs!

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Flash your ID: Whenever (and wherever) you go shopping take your SHUcard with you to get that all important student discount. Some shops have it even if it's not advertised so it's worth asking about.

Write a shopping list: Most of your money can easily be wasted on food so plan your weekly meals so that you only buy what you need. There are ways you can use food that's just about to go out of date to save some money too...

If you have any queries about managing your money at uni, Student Support Services are always on hand!

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