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Financial advice

Our student funding team are here to help you with all matters relating to student funding.

If you require advice or support on a student funding matter including money management please contact us at Depending on your query we offer appointments with a Student Funding Officer on Mondays and Thursdays between 13.00 and 15.00 in the Student Centre, Level 2, University Building, Northampton campus. Please ensure you bring any relevant documents related to your query.

Money management

Whether you’re planning to live in halls or at home during your time at City, learning to manage your money is a vital part of studying at City. Making a budget is the first step in successfully managing your money. You need to be realistic about both your income and expenses, and be ready to make some tough choices on how you spend your money.

The essentials

  • Maximise your income: ensure you apply and consider all potential sources of funding including: loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, family financial support, savings, suitable part-time work.
  • Look at what you’re spending your money on: include the essential costs like accommodation, food and travel and also odd expenses like gadgets, gifts, hairdos.
  • Make those tough decisions: decide which things are essential and must remain in your budget and which are luxuries which must be removed.
  • Part-time work: City’s unitemps is at hand to help students find part-time work during term time and also more hours during long summer break*. There are also many other employment agencies which can help students find part-time work. With London’s vast array of shops and bars it’s quite easy for students to find suitable part-time work to fit around your studies.

*International students have working restrictions in the UK, please see the Visa Advice information on working during your studies.


How to Build a Budget

Find out the basic steps of how to make a budget.