Making your money go further

At a time where it still feels like everything is increasing in cost, we’re here to support you with some tips on how to make your money go further this term.



If it’s your first time away from home, or you want to be a bit more mindful about how much you’re spending each week, our budgeting workshops are a great place to start. Held weekly, view the sessions and book online.

Don’t feel like you have to spend a fortune on your course reading list– check the library first to see which books you can access for free online and look at buying second-hand books from fellow students.

Getting a part-time job is a good way to earn some extra money alongside your studies – sign up to Handshake for the latest vacancies, and find out how giving us your feedback can also earn some extra money!


Deals, discounts and money saving tips:

Make the most of the discounts available to you as a student! From getting perks with your student bank account to loads of discounts with local and national brands, student discounts can save you a fair amount. We recommend getting the UNiDays app and heading to Student Beans to find the best deals.

Our Love Exeter wristband is just £1 and also gets you lots of deals and discounts – read more about why you should get one!

When you’re on campus all day, food and drink can start toadd up – but £2 meals are here for you! Served every weekday, youcan get a nutritious, filling, hot meal for just £2. Check out the menu and locations. You can also get a £2 breakfast.

Bursaries and hardship funds are also available to many students, including the University’s Success for All Fund, Accommodation Bursary and our Participation Fund. We also offer a music tuition scheme giving free music lessons. Make sure you read the eligibility for each scheme and how to apply.

When you want some free or cheaper things to do – sign up to our GIAG events, try Exeter’s RAMM museum for free, or join a Red Coat tour of the city! Societies, clubs and groups will be hosting loads of free taster sessions for you try before you buy any memberships. Exeter Sport also run Pitch up and Play sessions –where you can try a new sport for free, and meet new people!



Stagecoach is continuing to offer £2 single fares until 31 October, and the UNI bus (running every 20 minutes between campuses and the city centre) is subsided by the University.  

Staxy– a ride sharing app created by Exeter Alumni and a great way to save money by sharing travel costs – if you’re planning on getting the train home for a weekend, see if you can lift share with anyone first!

16-25 railcard– saving you a third off rail tickets, and Santander offer this railcard for free when you open a new student bank account.


If money worries are on your mind a lot, and it’s starting to affect your day-to-day life and ability to concentrate on your studies, please reach out to our Advice team for support, help is available for you.


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