Living costs

The amount you spend as a student is, to some extent, up to you. You will need to make choices about how you live and what your priorities are. For a first year UK student living in University catered accommodation, the term-time (32 weeks) costs are likely to be something like this:

Accommodation (average £180 per week) £5,760
Books and equipment £300
Food – lunches, coffees etc at £25 per week £800
Clubs and societies £150
Clothing £300
TV licence £145
Travel home £150
Toiletries £150
Telephone and internet £225
Social life at £35 per week £1,120
House deposit for your second year £400
TOTAL £9,500