Money shouldn’t be a barrier to your success. Here are some tips to help make your money go a bit further while at university.
Managing your money
Look at all possible sources of income
We offer grants, bursaries and scholarships at Oxford Brookes. The government also has additional financial support for some students – so make sure you know what is available to you.
Look out for free events
Oxford is a vibrant student city, so there are always lots of free things going on. From live music and film screenings to exhibitions and talks, there’s always something for everyone. Visit www.dailyinfo.co.uk for listings and ideas.
Get part-time work
Many employers in Oxford offer flexible working hours to fit around your studies. Our jobs fair in Semester 1 is the ideal opportunity for you to find work that fits around your schedule.
Sign up for a Totum student card with your given university email address. These cards offer discounts at many different retailers and services.
Budgeting apps are a great way to help you stay on top of your spending. There are lots of free ones to choose from, with Money Dashboard and Bean being popular.
Get fit and save money
Cycling and walking will save you money and keep you fit. Oxford is a recognised ‘cycling city’ and has plenty of cycling routes. We also have on-campus Bike Doctor maintenance sessions with free labour (you only pay for parts).
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