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Cost of Living

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Cost of Living

Affordability has always been something which has been a key issue for students at university, but with the current cost of living crisis things are extra difficult at the moment.

At AUB we know how this can affect mental health and welfare and we are working hard to support you.

If you're worried about anything, please contact Student Services via or pop in to see us on campus.

Financial support

At AUB, we offer bursaries and additional funding through the Access and Participation Fund, as well as for eligible Foundation Students.

Cost of living support

We’re running a number of on-campus initiatives in collaboration with the Student Union to ensure there’s plenty of helpful options available. Here’s what we currently have to offer.

AUBSU Student Pantry

For when you need a little extra help, visit the AUBSU Student Pantry for basic, non-perishable groceries and household items.

The Library, AUB Campus. For opening times, check The Library's website.

Free breakfasts for everyone

Get free tea and toast every weekday!

The Refectory, AUB Campus | Monday–Friday, 08.00–09.00

Super Saver Menu

Enjoy the lunchtime Dish of the Day for only £3.95.

The Refectory, AUB Campus | Monday–Friday, 11.00–14.00


Part-time work can help in supporting you financially whilst you're at AUB and the Careers and Employability team are here to help. Part-time job opportunities are available on and off campus.

Marketing recruit annually for Student Ambassadors to help with on-campus events, whilst Student Services recruit Community Champions to support students in accommodation and increase student engagement with AUB services. In the local area, there's a variety of businesses who seek students to work on a part-time or temporary basis.

Look out for the AUB Careers webinar on finding part time jobs and keep up to date with the latest positions on our Careers Hub.

Medical care costs

If you know you'll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – effectively a prescription "season ticket". Find out more information about PPCs on the NHS website.

Our Student Services Advisers will be happy to help you with any applications you may need to make, so please contact them to discuss.

Managing your money

It can be a challenge to budget for the whole year and there's lots to think about. However, our Student Services Advisers are here to help! We have twice weekly drop-ins for practical budgeting advice – just book online via AUB Bookings.

You can also access helpful budgeting advice online through sites like WHICH, Money Saving Expert and Save the Student – this even has a save money section with 83 ideas to help your budget stretch that bit further!

For more top tips on how to manage your money whilst at AUB, check out the Cost of Living Resource download.

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