Cost of living information and advice

Maximise your income

Many students work alongside their studies, and there are lots of job opportunities which you can find out about through our Careers Service, including part-time work within the University.

Remember to prioritise your studies though, that is what you are here for after all, and avoid committing to more than 15 hours a week for your employer during term time.


Part-time jobs

Earn money alongside your degree and gain work experience to include on your CV.

Saving the pounds


Local knowledge

Discover local resources such as free WiFi, library access and travel cards.


National experts

Online advice and tips from national experts on money saving and debt, student discounts, and food.


Planning and budgeting

Take control of your money with a year-long view of your income.


On campus

Stay active with ActiveHud, try our food outlets and make the most of our safe, secure and warm campus.


Scholarship and grant funding

Learn about orgainsations and educational trusts offering scholarships and grants.


Saving together

Tips on saving money with your friends and housemates.

Help and support

Hardship funds

Find out more about the hardship funds available to our students.

SU Advice Centre

Free advice and guidance from the Students' Union Advice Centre

Crisis support

The Wellbeing Service can support you with immediate short term needs and make referrals to support groups.

Local Welfare Provision

Kirklees Local Welfare Provision (LWP) scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and energy costs.


SU Cost of Living 

Visit the SU cost of living pages