Money matters, at the end of the day it’s the whole reason why you’re going to uni; to widen your horizons and open up career opportunities! Hopefully you’ve chosen a course you are interested in which will definitely motivate you throughout the next three years until you reap your rewards with your first paycheck!
However unfortunately for now… living on a budget may be different to what you’ve experienced before living at home. It can be a sharp learning curve but you’ll soon become accustomed to how much money you have and how you’re going to distribute it i.e. on food and going out.
After the first few months you may find that your student loan isn’t as big as you originally thought after your rent money for your accommodation has come out. But don’t worry, you won’t be the only one that will sometimes have to pass on nights out now and then. However this isn’t the end of the world, if you’re lucky enough to have parents that are financially able to help- GREAT! You’re one of the lucky ones, however if not there are plenty of job opportunities around uni and Ormskirk that you can venture into.
There is a fine line between being able to maintain your studies and a job, you need to make sure that your priorities are correct, that being your course that will determine your future and that you are spending A LOT of money on! Don’t waste your time and have any regrets!
Good luck, if you can get get a summer job and get saving before you come to Uni if you can- you certainly won’t regret it!