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Living Costs


As well as the cost of your accommodation you will have other living costs. See below for some of the costs you may need to factor into your budget as a student:

  • Utilities (gas, electric, water, broadband) - unless included with rent.
  • Contents insurance.
  • Food and household shopping (washing-up liquid, laundry detergent, cleaning products etc.).
  • Laundry if living in College accommodation.
  • Toiletries. 
  • Mobile phone.
  • Travel: daily travel to university if not living within walking distance; travel between home and university; and travel to placements.
  • New clothes.
  • This will vary from person to person and can include expenditure on things such as joining clubs and societies, nights out, subscriptions to streaming services, gym membership, takeaway coffees, takeaway food, and Christmas and birthday presents.

Some of these costs will be essential, whereas others (particularly leisure costs) could be seen as non-essential. It is advisable to cover your essential costs first before spending on non-essentials.