Many people consider their time as a student to be the happiest days of their life. You’re young, free, without responsibilities and it doesn’t take 3 days for you to recover from a night out. Of course, attending university is primarily about studying and getting a qualification to improve your career prospects, but you will also want to socialise with your fellow peers. Nights out can be costly, so to avoid going too far into your overdraft we have come up with some useful tips for you to save money.
It goes without saying that you will want to look your best on a night out, but it is not a good idea to buy a new dress or shirt every time you go out. Don’t worry about people remembering every outfit you wear on a night out, because they won’t. If you do feel self conscious about wearing the same attire a few nights in a row, then mix and match different tops and bottoms to change your look. You can also shop at discount stores such as Primark, where you can purchase fashionable clothing at an affordable price.
Try not to waste money on a taxi, if you live close to the bars and clubs then walk, or take a bus if there’s a good bus route. As it is getting lighter and lighter leading up to the summer, walking shouldn’t be too much of a problem, but it is best avoided if it has gone dark. Although it is important to save money, your safety is more significant. Taxis are more economical with more passengers, so if a taxi is the only option then try to share it with a few people.
Going out during the week is much cheaper than doing so at the weekend. You can take advantage of student deals, as student nights are cheap nights, and they are usually as busy as the weekend. For example, in Carlisle The Regency Castle has a student night every Thursday where drinks are only £1.50, and you can read more about this by clicking on this link.
At U-Student Group, we understand that you will want to get the most out of being a student by living a cost effective lifestyle. We have affordable Carlisle university accommodation, Newcastle university accommodation and Sunderland university accommodation, and all are near enough to the town centre, enabling you to save money on transport if you want to explore the city. For more information about our accommodation, please call us on 01228 592 594.
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