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Make the most of your money
Going to university is exciting, but it can also be daunting – especially if you’re having to manage your money for the first time.
If you’re starting university this year, here are some tips on student finance and funding from some of our current students* to help you get it right; part 1 – which considers applying for funding, budgeting, and student bank accounts – can be found here.
Part 2 – which looks at shopping, learning to cook, part-time work, and where to find further support – is below. Read More »One piece of money advice for a prospective student – part 2
Going to university is exciting, but it can also be daunting – it may be the first time you’ve lived away from home, organising your studies around food shopping, doing laundry, paying bills, etc. But managing your money doesn’t have to be stressful.
If you’re heading to university this year, here are some tips on student finance and funding from some of our current students* to help you get it right. Part one – which looks at applying for funding, budgeting, and student bank accounts – is below.
Managing your money can be difficult, however there are dozens of apps available to help simplify this – and best of all, many of these are absolutely free!
So if the idea of sitting down with your bank statements and a spreadsheet brings you out in a cold sweat, look for an app instead.
It’s very easy to fall into bad habits. You may have the best of intentions, but if you’re having a bad day, or your friends suggest an impromptu night out or trip to the shops, you could make a spending mistake – or three – which can make you run out of cash earlier than you thought.
Starting new habits doesn’t mean having to completely change your life. Although making adjustments to your usual behaviour can be scary, even taking small steps can help improve your wellbeing – as well as your bank balance.
Happy New Year! We hope you’ve had a good Christmas break, and are looking forward to an exciting 2019!
After Christmas, most people’s thoughts now turn to money. Whether you budgeted well in the first term, or ended up over-spending and maxing-out your credit, there’s always room for improvement. The good news is that by taking small steps you can make over your money in the new term, and by managing your finances more effectively, you can cut down on stress and to better enjoy life at University.
How to do this? See our guide below:
It’s now mid-way through the first term, and although we hope that you are having a fantastic time studying with us in Northampton, it’s often around this time when students start to have problems managing their money.
If you have any money worries, don’t panic – here’s a guide about what to do next to beat the mid-term money blues!
Welcome to the University of Northampton! Whether you are a new or a returning student, we hope you have a fantastic experience studying with us at our new Waterside campus. Money is often a cause of concern for students so here is a checklist to help you get into good habits early when managing your money:
At the start of term, we receive many queries relating to student finance and funding. Here is a list of the most typical questions – and answers – to help you while you study with us.