Budgeting… As dull as it sounds it’s an important element of independent living. When you move out of halls and into private rented accommodation, costs you haven’t had to pay before can sneak up on you – from the deposit on your flat to monthly bills to household necessities.
One of the biggest contributors to sneaky costs is travel. The ease of contactless payments often means you can forget how much you are spending each day. These seemingly small figures quickly rack up.
UCL’s Student Funding Welfare Officer: Katy Foster gives advice on saving money and what to do if you get into financial difficulties.