Yes we’ve heard it all before- and it really does make life easier- yet still people roll their eyes and carry on regardless! You calculate how much you’ve got coming in, subtract your essentials (rent, bills, food etc) and then whatever is left is what you do the fun stuff with, right? Not always so simple. When you are living on limited resources, as many of us students are, it is important that you budget what little money we do have carefully.
We have produced our own budget in an Excel Spreadsheet which can be downloaded here and will enable you to budget for periods of up to 12 months and clearly shows any peaks and troughs in your financial position.
Accompanying the budget itself we have produced a set of notes to help you prepare and understand your budget which you will find below.
If you have any difficulties feel free to email us or visit the Student Advice centre for more details!