Living on a budget

Just because you’re choosing to study doesn’t mean you’ve got to fall into the cash-strapped student stereotype. There are plenty of ways to manage your money and stretch your finances to make sure you live comfortably while studying with us. Here's some of our top tips!

Take up cooking

While pizza and takeaways can be seen as an easy option for those without any culinary experience, too many can reduce your finances quickly. Instead of eating out, get cooking! It’s cheaper, healthier and a fantastic way to impress your flatmates.


Visit the Macrobert Arts Centre

There's no need to head into the city to see the latest blockbuster films, comedy, music, theatre and dance. It's all on campus in the Macrobert Arts Centre. Better still they offer student discounts!

What's on

Use our catering loyalty scheme

Take advantage of our loyalty scheme for students which includes a virtual hot drinks card and the abiility to earn loyalty points for all other (non-hot drink) purchases, which can be redeemed against other items available in BaxterStorey catering outlets.

Loyalty scheme

Join the sports centre

Membership to our on-campus gym and swimming pool starts at just £9.99 a month for students. There's loads of classes included as well as free bookings for the sports hall, squash courts and athletics track.


See what's on at the Students' Union

Our Students' Union have many free events including quizzes, karaoke and open-mic nights.

Students' Union