The waiting is over, you’re student loan is in.

Now before you go wild with excitement and impulse buy all of Metro Centre with your student loan, please take heed to the following. The student life can be a struggle if your finances aren’t in order. It is wise to take the time to set a budget and stick to it, but we understand it’s harder than it seems so we’ve put together our top tips to saving on the things that matter.

We don’t want to state the obvious but letslivehere has fixed admin fees, just one way you could save this term #sorrynotsorry – for other tips please continue reading’¦

Buy a railcard

Save 1/3 on rail fares throughout the UK that means trips to the coast, weekend festivals and concerts. Not only does it save you money on travel but also with a number of partner restaurants, hotels and more. It’s also great for international students to explore the country on a budget! Buy a railcard here.

Browse itison regularly

With daily deals for restaurants, events and booze, you’ll save a lot of coin planning ahead rather than purchasing willy nilly. Even better if you get a friend on board to take advantage of the 2-4-1 deals! Start saving here.

Sign up to your favourite shops loyalty cards / email subscriptions

Yes they can be annoying, but usually companies reward customers for signing up to their databases with discounts, and who doesn’t love a discount?! It’s also a great way to find out when your favourite stores are holding sales!


The North East is flooded with students, and companies know this that’s why many stores have student rates and discounts. Even Top Shop offer 10% OFF all year round to students. You won’t know if you don’t ask!

Go halves with Netflix

Ah, Netflix. The classic tool for procrastination – can’t live without it! But did you know Netflix allows each account two users? Grab your best mate and go 50/50 on the monthly bill – join here.

Student Discount Book

Pop into the letslivehere office and grab at Student Discount Book Newcastle, with £250 worth of vouchers FREE (including a letslivehere voucher, LA taxis and Kaspa’s Desserts), you can make it your 2016 mission to work through the book front to back.


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