Budgeting and money tips
The Essentials - Household bills
You are about to embark on your journey at UCLan and you need some tips. Lets start with the essentials!
- During your first year you are likely to take a place in Halls of Residence. Your accommodation fees will include fuel bills i.e. gas and electricity.
- Work out your monthly expenses and set up direct debits /
standing orders from your account to pay your bills.
Download our Finance Planner (.pdf)
You're now in your second/third years and you need to pay for all services associated
with living in a shared house or flat:
- Private accommodation - agree with your housemates to set up an account in joint names to pay for shared bills.
out monthly expenses and set up direct debits / standing orders from
your account to pay your bills - some providers offer discounts if you
pay by this method.
Ask parents/relatives to purchase telephone cards or vouchers for your mobile phone.
is the option to have your telephone set to receive incoming calls only
- this would eliminate the chance of accruing large telephone bills and
avoid friction between housemates when the bill arrives! University
Halls of Residence have telephones - you can dial internally at no
cost. There are 2 types of telephone cards, one can be credited with
cash or by credit/debit card (up to £10.00) and one is disposable