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Money management tips

  • Apply for a 18+ student oyster photocard and get 30% of adult travelcards, bus and tram passes, or walk/cycle
  • Apply for a student account with an interest overdraft
  • Invest any saving you might have, so you can earn some interest whilst you don't need the funds
  • Avoid cash machines that charge you for withdrawals and only withdraw the cash you need
  • Apply for help through the NHS Low Income Scheme for help with NHS prescriptions, NHS dental treatment and eye care
  • Consider buying a NUS card to get discounts at shops and restaurants
  • Apply for a tax refund if you've earned under the annual tax limit
  • Consider shopping in markets and taking packed lunches
  • Apply for a Council Tax reduction, you can get a Council Tax Exemption Letter via the Student Portal or the Student Centre
  • Consider using a pay-as-you-go mobile
  • Use comparison sites to ensure you get the best deals on mobiles, insurance, energy, savings etc.

If you do get into debt, ask for help immediately

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City, University of London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.