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Living costs

What do you need to budget for?

As well as tuition fees, you will need to budget for things such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Food and drink
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Travel
  • Leisure and entertainment

Part-time work

You may consider taking a part-time job to cover some of these costs. There are thousands of job opportunities available on campus. We have our own employment agency, Unitemps, which can help you source part-time work. Jobs may include working in a café, bar or shop, at Warwick Arts Centre, or helping at Open Days and other campus events.


"If you aren’t working, try to budget how much you spend on groceries, nights out, travel and society fees, then put aside a percentage of the left over. This means you will have some money left to spend on yourself, some money in case of emergencies and some money saved up and collecting interest (yay)." .


Read blogger Jenny’s experience of budgeting at university

The Warwick budget calculator

The online Warwick budget calculator can help you manage your money through the year. The calculator is also available to download as a handy app!

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