Managing your money can feel stressful but it doesn’t need to be…follow these easy steps to improve your money management:
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Plan a budget and stick to it
We have online resources to help you plan your own budget, including spreadsheets you can personalise. Once you have worked out your budget, you will know how much money you need, and then you can consider the options below.
Can you reduce your spending?
Check out our great money saving ideas. Make sure you are using all of the discounts you are eligible for, e.g. NUS Totum Card, Time Out London and London for free both list lots of free and low cost activities for you to enjoy.
Are you eligible for any extra money?
Undergraduates should read the Additional Sources of Funding guide
Postgraduates should read the Postgraduate Funding guide.
International students should read our money web pages.
If after reading the relevant guide you need individual, confidential advice, please contact a Welfare Adviser at the Advice and Counselling Service.
Apply for a non-repayable grant from the University Financial Assistance Fund
This fund at Queen Mary exists to help students who are experiencing financial hardship. Applications are made online, and the process is explained here.
If you need advice about applying to the fund, please contact a Welfare Adviser at the Advice and Counselling Service.
Part-time and vacation work
Working part-time can be a useful source of extra income as well as providing you with valuable work experience.
QMUL Careers & Enterprise can help with CV writing, interview skills and more.
Increase your student overdraft limit
If you have a student bank account, check if you have the maximum allowed overdraft limit, as it may be possible to extend it. Ensure that any extension is offered on an interest free basis.
Do you need further advice?
Money advice is available to all Queen Mary students from experienced Welfare Advisers in the Advice and Counselling Service. The service is confidential and free.
We have same-day appointments every weekday in term-time, subject to availability. Just turn up to register at 1.30pm. If you would prefer to book an appointment or ask for advice by email you can -
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