Travelling to and from university is a part of the everyday life of students. For some it is shorter than others, as they may live on campus, but for others a big part of their day is spent just to attend their lectures.
For those who are commuting by car, petrol prices have increased a lot and it probably will be taking out a hefty chunk of monthly incomings. This is due to the recent increases in energy prices, which are affecting not only petrol, but also other necessities like gas and electricity. We will cover those separately and the way to minimise their use later in this blog.
This moves me onto the next topic which is accommodation costs. As just discussed, commuting can bring about a lot of cost now due to increases in prices (especially petrol) but so can accommodation. So, it’s best to take the two into account before choosing how and where you want to spend your money.
You may decide to live further but commute more (cutting away the rent) or live closer and commute less (cutting away travel/petrol/insurance costs). It’s always best to make an informed decision (Check out Unidays debating moving out VS staying at home).
For most, part of university life is living out at university. While this is a great character-building experience it can cost you a lot in rent, bills and upkeep. Things you should consider are:
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