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Top tips on how to save money as a student

Worrying about money when trying to study can lead to stress, and affect your chances for academic success. Making ends meet on a student budget isn't easy, but there are ways to make your money stretch further.

Scroll through our top ten strategies to help you save money at university and avoid student debt...

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6. Thrifty food shopping

Supermarket brands

Supermarkets often have their own brand products which are cheaper than the big brands. Many people believe own brands are inferior to well-known brands, but often they are all made by the same manufacturers.

Reduced food

Supermarkets often reduce fresh food later on in the day. Look out for these discounted items, as well as food nearing its sell by date. You can always put these in the freezer.

Online shopping

This can help to save a great deal of money, even if you pay for home delivery. When online shopping, deals are suggested to you, which you may miss when physically at the supermarket.

Don’t waste your loaf

A lot of fresh bread is wasted because if you don’t eat the whole loaf, it can go rock hard. If this happens, put the bread under the tap, wrap in tinfoil and place in the oven on a heat of 225°C for around 10 minutes. Remove the foil and place back in the oven for a further five minutes. You will have a completely fresh loaf again.