With rising cost of living in the UK, as a student you may be concerned about what this will mean for household bills, food and travel costs. At King’s, we have a range of support on offer for you to access; from practical tips, funding, making the most of campus facilities, to wellbeing support; should money start to become a worry and interfere with your studies.

Whether you are new to London or have lived in and around the capital most of your life, getting to grips with your student budget can feel overwhelming, especially in the current climate where costs are increasing.

The Student Money Mentors have tips and advice to help you manage your money and budget for the year ahead.

Further in this article, we also have a summary of our guidance in key areas affecting your cost of living:

 

10 Tips checklist

A checklist of considerations to think about to help you in managing your money and helping it go further.

 

 

1. Banking

 

 

2. Travelling

 

 

3. Budgeting

 

 

4. Socialising

 

 

5. Clubs & societies

 

 

6. Shopping

 

 

7. Plan for emergencies

 

 

8. The things you can’t live without

 

 

9. Student discounts

 

 

10. Funding

 

 

Budgeting
 

 

 

Shopping & travel
 

 

 

 

Campus facilities

 

  • Borrowing a laptop: Libraries & Collections has invested in state-of-the-art self-service facilities for student loan laptops in most of our libraries. The system is very user-friendly, and the laptop cabinets function along the same lines as our new and improved book lending and return kiosks. Staff are on hand to lend any assistance if needed, so please ask. Find out more at Can I borrow a laptop?
  • ChargeBox: King’s IT offers 30 minutes free charging time for your personal device, in partnership with ChargeBox.
  • PC Free: The PC Free service allows students to find the nearest available student PC. Check the availability of PC's in each of the Student Computer Rooms (over 1,200 PCs in over 50 rooms across campuses).
  • Food & drink: Eat and drink on campus - 

 

 

Earning money
 

 

 

Funding
 

 

 

Living & renting

 

 

Council Tax & contracts

 

 

Finding somewhere to live

 

 

Money concerns & challenges
 

 

 

For your guidance on all things money at King’s; to find out about funding, paying your fees, managing your money and what to do about money worries, visit Fees, funding & money advice.