Living on a Student Budget

The Money Saving Expert Student Budgeting Planner  can be found here. It contains a variety of tools, including spreadsheets which can help you take control of your finances.

Which! University have also published a student budget planner that breaks down the cost of living by area. Useful if you are thinking of coming to Staffordshire University and want to have an idea of how much you need to live on. This can be found by clicking here.

International Students

If you are an international student, coming to the UK for the first time, budgeting can be a challenge, especially if you are unfamiliar with the currency and cost of living. In addition to the link above, UKCISA have more information on study costs and budgeting in the UK here.

The "Study in UK" website here has some alternative guideline price figures. The figures there seem to be based on London prices. Places like Stoke on Trent are rather cheaper: prices here are close to those in Liverpool.