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Money management tips






Planning your income and spending for the year will mean you are more in control of your money and less likely to worry about it. If you’ve never planned a budget, now is the time to start! See how easy it is on our Budgeting webpage. You can personalise one of our spreadsheets to work out your own budget. A Welfare Adviser can help you with this if you would like.


Do you need extra money for your living costs?

The University Financial Assistance Fund considers applications from students in financial hardship. Awards made by the fund are normally grants, so you don’t need to pay this money back. You can apply online. If you need any advice about making your application, contact a Welfare Adviser.


Part time work

Are you looking to do some part-time work to increase your income, as well as to gain useful skills and work experience? The Advice and Counselling Service and QMUL Careers & Enterprise have written a guide to Part-time work which explains:


  • how to find work
  • how much you might earn
  • income tax and national insurance
  • the rules for working if you are not a UK national


Are you getting the best value for your money?

In all areas of your spending (for example food shopping, books, travel costs, mobile phone and household bills) it is important to make sure that you get the best value for your money. Could you get the same thing cheaper elsewhere? Read the money saving ideas on our budgeting web page and save £££££’s!


Having problems with your Student Finance?

If you have applied for Student Finance but you have not received it or only some of it, follow the advice on our website, including information on interim sources of funding.


Do you need further advice?

You can find out more about the Advice and Counselling Service, how we can help you, our opening hours, as well as lots of information and guidance on our website.


To contact us, you can:

  • email us via our website
  • call us on 020 7882 8717
  • visit our Reception on the ground floor of the Geography building, Mile End campus


Twitter: @QMUL_ACS




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