Money Matters

Good morning all!
This weeks blog is all about….. Money (Yay!) Today we are looking at the cost of living whilst studying and living here, as well as accommodation fees and deposits.

Cost of Living at Exeter

The University website has put together a great table of living cost examples for you to consider. Obviously you may be paying more or less than this depending on several factors. You may want to take a look at our budgeting whilst at University video for some useful tips to help manage your money.

Some example term-time living costs (32 weeks) for a first-year student can be found below.

These are based on a UK student living in University accommodation. The Which? Student budget calculator offers a rough breakdown of living costs per month that you can tailor to your own situation.

Student A – living in catered accommodation in Exeter

Accommodation Average £233 per week for 32 weeks* £7,456
Books and equipment £300
Food – lunches, coffees, etc Approx £20 per week for 32 weeks £640
Clubs and societies £300
Clothing £250
TV license £145
Travel home £200
Toiletries and haircuts £150
Phone and internet Approx £27 per month for 8 months £216
Social life Approx £35 per week for 32 weeks £1,120
House deposit for next year £400
TOTAL  £11,177

 

Student B – living in self-catered accommodation in Exeter

These are term-time costs for 32 weeks only but include rent for 40 weeks – generally, rent is payable for 40-44 weeks of the year in self-catered accommodation.

Accommodation Average £151 per week for 40 weeks* £6,040
Books and equipment £300
Food – all food Approx £35 per week for 32 weeks £1,120
Clubs and societies £300
Clothing £250
TV license £145
Travel home £200
Toiletries and haircuts £150
Phone and internet  Approx £27 per month for 8 months £216
Social life  Approx £35 per week for 32 weeks £1,120
House deposit for next year £400
TOTAL  £10,241

*Accommodation figures are based on data for the 2021/22 academic year.

Payment dates

Accommodation Fees are due at the beginning of the academic year in full, or in the following instalments:

Payments 2022/23
Term one 17 November 2022
Term two 23 January 2023
Term three 15 May 2023

These normally line up with Student loan dates. You’re welcome to pay in full but there is no discount for this.

If you have any issues with paying your accommodation fees or have any financial queries to contact the Finance team directly on 0300 555 0444 (UK) or+441392 724724 (International), you can also email them via SID@exeter.ac.uk

Accommodation Shannon

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