Tips and advice for the holiday season

It’s important at this time of year, and beyond, that we are able to support students with their budget management at what might be a financially difficult period.

We have invited students and staff to share their top tips with you on a variety of topics that could help you feel less stressed about any financial pressures you may be experiencing.

'Tis the season to be jolly

Christmas is meant to be a time of happiness and joy but managing your money around this time can cause unwanted stress. This video discusses helpful ways you can budget your funds this Christmas, including gift giving and purchasing your festive meals.

Living away from home

We understand that as an international student, moving to the UK can be a culture shock, with you having to relearn how to budget your money. This video will give you lots of tips on how to manage your money as an international student and how to find employment to support yourself financially during your studies.

Food budgeting and meal prep

Food is a necessity, and ensuring you have access to this is just as important to us. Therefore, we have put together this video, which will not only provide you with some budgeting tips, but also tell you how you can benefit from the free food schemes around the University.

Explore Birmingham

Socialising and exploring the wonderful city of Birmingham is an important part of being a University College Birmingham student. But these things can cost money. This video will explore all the ways you can still travel and socialise with your friends without having a negative impact on your budget.

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