If there’s one thing students are notoriously bad at, it’s saving money. From rent to utilities, nights out to food shops, university is an expensive experience.
Nevertheless, where there’s a will to cut costs, there’s a way.. From side hustles to hacks for saving on the side, check out our advice to make money while you study.
Need to get about but don’t want to break the bank? Letspool is a useful alternative.
A ridesharing platform for UK students, by UK students, the Letspool app connects you with drivers and offers big savings by travelling with other students. So that means cheaper rides, drivers you probably know, and even the chance to make some cash on the side if you sign up to drive. Check out their website for more information.
Get a Job
Sure, it may be the obvious advice. But honestly, the grind is one of the best ways to fatten up your bank account while you’re studying.
Think outside the box. Between on-campus jobs to flexible app-based work, there’s a plethora of opportunities out there for students. Be sure to explore all of your options. If you need some ideas, check out our tips and tricks for bagging a job, here.
Sell, Sell, Sell
One man's trash is another man's treasure...
Free up some much-needed storage space and make some extra cash in the process. Old clothes, shoes or even your bike – when money’s tight, everything’s fair game.
Depop, Ebay or Gumtree all make selling online simple. So there’s no excuse not to get started straight away.
Enjoy a Night In
Sometimes it’s nice to slow everything down. And if you can save a few quid in the process, even better. Instead of venturing out, chill in front of the TV. Cook a meal. It’s important to regroup sometimes and your personal finances will be thankful for the break.
If you’re not currently earning, this has got to be the most leisurely way of saving money.