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The beginning of the new academic year is not only the time to make new friends and explore new subjects, but it’s also the time to take command of your financial situation.

Getting settled and ready for the start of term doesn’t need to be expensive. Here we have a few top tips for making your money last longer:

Second hand books

If you haven’t got your set texts yet then don’t rush to buy them new. Many course texts are available second hand. Head to Barnardo’s Book Shop on Bell Street and grab some bargains. Blackwells at the Students’ Association also sells some textbooks second hand – ask in the store for more information.

Flash sale

Get discounts on products from Peter Millar and official University merchandise by visiting the Freshers’ Week flash sale event at the Byre Theatre on Tuesday 8 September from 1pm to 7pm. There will also be a special 10% discount on all food and drink all afternoon.

Timeline

Check out our Money Timeline for top tips on planning ahead.

Screenshot of the University money timeline service for students‌‌‌

Edible campus

There’s free food growing all around you. Familiarise yourself with our edible campus map.

Work it

You might want to consider getting a part-time job. The Job Shop advertises local part-time and temporary work suitable for students. It covers a variety of vacancies, including bar work, childcare, labouring, cleaning, retail, administration, data collection, hotel work and much more.

More money for you

To find out more ways to make your money go further join in the More Money for You event on Monday 7 September, 11am to 4pm at Eden Court. You can also contact the money adviser, Joyce Lapeyre on 01334 46 2720 or email money.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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