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Let's get budgeting

Recent research has shown that a third of all new students run out of money before their next loan installment is due.

Being in financial difficulty can be extremely stressful and can interfere with the successful completion of your studies. Devising a budget prior to starting at university is crucial to financial survival and wellbeing.

Remember that student income arrives in a variety of ways, grants and undergraduate student loans are paid termly and earnings are paid either weekly or monthly. So in order to get a clear picture of annual, termly and weekly income you will have to use a little maths. By putting aside some time regularly to check your finances, you can avoid the horror of the forgotten bill and have a good idea of your current financial position.



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