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Our guide to saving money if you’re a student in Liverpool

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Our guide to saving money if you’re a student in Liverpool
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If you’re setting off for uni soon, and heading to the best city in the world, we’ve got some helpful hints and tips to save them pennies.

A students time at uni, these are set to be some of the greatest years of your life, but if you’re a new student in Liverpool this term then with great freedom comes great responsibility, and that includes being the boss of your own finances!

We know you’re itching to dive headfirst into all those epic social activities and make a boatload of new friends. But hang on, because making that money last until the end of term can feel like a proper mission.

Now, here’s the deal. Keep an eye on your cash flow, plan your spending, and you’ll ride this student adventure like a pro.

According to Ruki Heritage, the Director of Student Experience at the University of Bedfordshire, it’s a smart move to break down your expected weekly or monthly expenses when you’re studying. This can be a real game-changer, especially when you’re expecting those substantial sums of cash like loans or grants to roll in.

Liverpool’s waiting, mindset towards your finances, you’ll conquer it all!

Cheers to student life, and remember, your future self will thank you for those budgeting skills.

Dining Deals

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Dining deals in Liverpool can be a tremendous asset for students looking to manage their budgets while enjoying the vibrant food scene that the city has to offer.

Dining out can add up quickly, but with dining deals, you can enjoy your favourite meals at a fraction of the regular price. Many restaurants, cafes, and eateries in Liverpool offer student discounts or special deals, making it much more affordable to enjoy a meal outside of your university’s dining facilities or your own kitchen.

Liverpool is known for its diverse culinary scene, offering everything from traditional British fare to international cuisine. Dining deals allow you to explore this rich variety without breaking the bank. You can try different dishes, discover new flavors, and expand your palate.

Some restaurants and cafes in Liverpool have loyalty programs that reward frequent customers with discounts, free meals, or other perks.

Many of the places offering dining deals in Liverpool are small, local establishments. By taking advantage of these deals, you’re not only helping yourself financially but also contributing to the local economy.

Download the Too Good To Go app for some fantastic lunch deals throughout the city!

Keep an eye out on our Food & Drink tab for all the latest on Liverpool’s bars and restaurants HERE.

Get a weekend job

Having a part-time job allows you to earn your own money, reducing reliance on student loans or parental support. This financial independence can be empowering.

Student life comes with various expenses, from textbooks to social activities. A weekend job helps cover these costs, reducing financial stress.

Work experience is invaluable for your future career. Even a part-time job can provide valuable skills and insights that you can add to your CV.

Balancing work with your studies can teach you valuable time management skills. Learning to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines is essential for academic success.

Earnings from a weekend job can be saved or invested for future goals, such as further education or travel.

Ideally you don’t want to be working anymore than 10-15 hours, remember your studies are the reason you’re here!

You can take a look at Liverpool City Region’s job board HERE. Or check out sites such as Indeed, or even go about it the old fashioned way, head on in to the venue itself and hand in a CV.

Check out all the FREE activities in the city!

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There’s loads of free things to do in Liverpool – the beauty about our fantastic city is that there’s always so much going on, we are literally the epicentre of culture, music, and art… well… we think so anyway!

But let’s be honest now, with the state the country is in at the moment, with the cost of living crisis, expendable income just isn’t a luxury most of us have at the moment. 

Take a look at our 50 FREE things to do in the city guide HERE.

Bulk Buying

University life can be hectic, with classes, assignments, and social activities filling your schedule. Bulk buying means fewer trips to the grocery store, saving you time and transportation costs. Plus, it cuts down on the temptation to impulse-buy unnecessary items.

When you buy in bulk, you can stock up on essential items like pasta, rice, canned goods, and toiletries. This ensures that you always have the basics on hand, preventing last-minute dashes to the store.

Consider teaming up with flatmates or friends to make bulk purchases. You can split the cost and share the goods, making it even more economical.

Knowing that you have a well-stocked pantry and essential supplies can provide peace of mind. It reduces the stress of constantly budgeting and shopping, allowing you to focus on your studies and social life.

Remember if you’re a new student in Liverpool – Keep checking The Guide Liverpool for all the latest in the city!

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