Managing your budget when travelling to another country can be tricky. But there are many ways to save money in the UK and keep your costs down.
Food for thought.
You will spend a lot of money on food if you don’t plan your meals in advance. If you are cooking for yourself during your stay in the UK, we recommend you plan your meals ahead during the week and do one big food shop rather than relying on takeaways or ready meals.
When you are in the supermarket, try to find local brands and value products over big brands. Also, some places reduce the price of specific products that are about to expire, so you might want to keep your eyes peeled for those!
If you can spare some money to eat out every once in a while, there are many brilliant places in the United Kingdom that you don’t want to miss. Have you heard about the most interesting places to eat burgers in Bristol?
Make the most of public transport.
Each city is well-connected and it’s easy to get around by bus. This can get quite expensive if you don’t buy the right ticket, so make sure that you always use your TEG Student Card to enjoy reduced fares with your student discount.
If you are staying for at least one month, you should consider buying a monthly ticket as it is often cheaper than a daily ticket. Planning how many times you are going to use the bus could save you a lot of money!
Buy the tickets online on the App so you get a better price. That’s right, sometimes paying on the bus is more expensive, so don’t leave it until the last minute! Below you can find a link to the app for each TEG city you are visiting:
- Birmingham: Network West Midlands.
- Bristol: First Group.
- Cardiff: Cardiff Bus.
- Portsmouth: First Group.
- Southampton: First Group.
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You will be surprised at how many businesses offer student discounts in the UK. Everything from chain restaurants to local cafes will have reduced prices if you show them your TEG Student Card. These discounts are often not advertised and it’s easy to forget about them, so always remember to ask if there are student discounts before you pay!
Use Apps to find deals.
There are many different apps that will help you find discounts in your TEG city. This will also help you to explore the city and visit places that you might miss otherwise. Below you can find a list of TEG’s favourite Apps:
As you can see, there are many different ways to enjoy your student life and save money in the UK. So even if you are planning to visit the UK or are living here already, make sure you are aware of these deals and enjoy your student life in the city!