Edge Hill student’s got there loan the first Monday of January. It is the best feeling ever knowing you have numbers in your bank account again, until… you pay your rent.
For me, my student loan just about covers my rent. I have a part time job in Ormskirk which helps me along for paying bills, and nights out.
But one of the hardest things about moving away from home, is balancing your money between, rent, bills, food, and nights out. This is probably one of the essential life lessons that Uni life teaches you!
Rent is an obvious one to pay first!
Bills can be expensive, but turn things off at the switch when you’re out, put an extra layer on instead of the heating, and my favourite one… put candles on to save electricity! (yankee candles are the best!)
Food is also an essential! At the start of Uni, I used to visit the shop around 2 or 3 times a day! But now, instead I make myself a packed-lunch alongside crisps, chocolate, sweets and fruit. (it’s like being back at school!) And there’s loads of water fountains at Uni so invest in a water bottle and just fill it up there!
But nights out are a must. Me and my house mates are always clubbing together to get a few bottles of vodka. It works out cheaper if you all club together anyway!
There’s always ways of making your loan last until the next one. Think logically and sensibly and you can have all the things you want/need! Haha! 🙂