View all of our ‘Save yourself money’ student hacks below.
Finding good bulk buys for dry foods can save you money, use less packaging and mean you need to visit the shops less often! Try the world food isle in the supermarket.
Try 9 simple tips for living with less plastic.
Best before is often still great after. Reduce your food waste and save up to £20 a month with these tips from Sainsburys.
Veggie meals are often cheaper than meat. Check out ‘Reducetarian’ recipes or recipes for a Meat Free Monday.
Reduce your water bill with tips from Save the Student, and try these various ways to reduce water use from Hubbub.
Great exercise, faster than walking and cheaper than the bus. You can buy a new bike from somewhere like Halfords, but try searching for promo codes first if shopping online. Or buy second hand from sites like Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace, or from nearby second hand retailers like The Bicycle Hub in Cheltenham or Glos Bike Project in Gloucester.
Discounted for students this works out cheaper than buying a ticket on the bus every day.
Try 80 awesome upcycling ideas for your bedroom, or 22 ways to reuse empty bottles or 31 things you can make out of cereal boxes
Why buy new if you can repair your old favourites? Visit the Regeneration repair café to save those treasures from landfill.
Bag the fashionable finds with this ultimate guide to charity shop shopping. You get more for your money, help reduce waste, and support a worthy cause.
The UK throws away £13bn of food each year. Check out Love Food Hate Waste for delicious left over recipes to help you make the most of every penny.
Batch cooking is one of the most cost effective ways to use your oven. Buying food in bulk can also be cheaper, reduce food waste, and save you time in the week.
It’s cheaper than using the tumble dryer and will also help your clothes last longer. Check out clever care for more clothes hacks.
Cookers, microwave clocks, lights, equipment on standby etc.
It will save on your energy bill and even cook your food faster!
Boiling a full kettle of water can take nearly 4 times as long and cost 4 times as much as boiling just a cup.
It’s quicker and uses less energy than the oven. How about 7 DIY microwave meals for students or 31 genius microwave recipes?
Cooking together reduces the amount of time your oven needs to use energy, but it’s also a great chance to look out for each other’s wellbeing.