You need to think about the cost of accommodation and other living expenses including the cost of books, equipment and materials.
How much you spend as a student will, to some extent, be up to you - but what you study, and for how long, will also affect your spending.
For a 38-week period, you should think in terms of the following guide, based on last year's costs. The budget does not include your tuition fees, accommodation costs, travel home or visa charges.
Accommodation costs will vary according to your preferences and availability, e.g. with catering credit or ensuite.
|Food at £32 per week||£1,216|
|Personal toiletries and laundry||£150|
|Local 36-week bus pass||£255|
|Leisure, social activities and sport at £30 per week||£1,140|
|Telephone (landline, international phone cards & mobile)||£350|
|Health costs (contact lenses, dentist, prescriptions)||£125|
|Books, materials, photocopying & equipment||£300|
|Contents insurance (£3,000 belongings & £1,000 laptop)||£115|
|Emergencies and unexpected expenses||£100|
Managing your money
Our Student Funding Advice service provides a comprehensive and confidential service to all students. If you need advice on funding, budgeting or planning your finances contact the Student Services Centre.