Managing Your Money

A Student at the University of Lincoln

Support with Your Finances

University life and living away from home offer a new level of freedom, along with new responsibilities. This may be the first time you’ve had to manage your own money, so setting a budget will help you keep track of your outgoings. Our Student Funding team can help support you with any questions you may have about your finances. 

Budgeting Tips

It can be hard keeping track of what you are spending and where, which is why setting yourself a realistic budget at the start of the year can really help. Setting a budget is easy, simply:

  1. Add up all of the money you’ll have coming in over the term such as maintenance loans, pocket money, and earnings from any part-time work.

  2. Work out how much money you’ll need to pay out over the term, such as accommodation, bills, and travel costs, and take this away from the money you have coming in.

  3. Divide the money you have left by the number of weeks in the term. This will give you your weekly budget for spending on things like food shopping and socialising with friends. Try to save a little each week as well – you never know when a little extra money might come in handy.

Money Saving Tips

Help and Advice

The Advice Service is an independent service offering free, confidential advice to all University of Lincoln students. Drop-in sessions are available every weekday between 12pm and 2pm in the Student Support Centre. As well as giving professional advice on a one-to-one basis, the team offers preventative workshops covering debt, money, and budgeting.

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The Student Job Shop

Our Careers and Employability team can help you find a part time job to suit you and fit around your studies. The Student Job Shop pages advertise all our current vacancies including part-time, casual, temporary, and summer jobs as well as work experience and placement opportunities.

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Student Support

If you need any advice or information, our dedicated Student Support team are here to help. 

Tel: +44(0)1522 837080

Email: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk