Budgeting is a skill but it can become a great tool for managing your life.
We encourage you to seek our advice to discuss a budgeting plan. Pop into our drop-in at the Enquiry Centre on Fridays during term-time - 11am to 12.30 pm, if you want face-to-face advice. Why don't you try out our Budgeting spreadsheet - it adds and subtracts for you!
If you receive your student loan monthly and you have quarterly bills, you should cost this out per month and keep the money aside.
If you receive your loan in three instalments, it may be easier for you to deduct expenditure like rent, utility bills and books from your loan when you get it and survive on the rest.
Here's a video from the Money Advice Service where students discuss how they manage their money: