Cost of Living Latest News

Cost of Living Campaign Update

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Over the last few months, we’ve been working on our Cost of Living campaign to explore how we can best support students through this challenging period.

Self-Care on a Budget

Thu 14 Mar 2024

It's University Mental Health Day so we're turning our attention to self-care! No matter your budget, we have a list of ways you can look after your wellbeing.

No Spend Days

Thu 14 Mar 2024

The Cost of Living Crisis has us all feeling like we incur a debit charge the moment we step out of the door. It may seem impossible to save or cut down on spending. However, not all hope is lost!

Buy Now, Pay Later Schemes - A Blessing and A Curse?

Tue 12 Mar 2024

In the age of rapidly evolving financial technologies, Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services have emerged as a game changer, offering what feels like a financial cushion. But, is BNPL a savvy financial tool or a slippery slope to debt?

Cost of Living and Student Groups

Mon 12 Feb 2024

The Cost of Living Crisis is currently affecting nearly all areas of student life, and while participating in student groups can be one of the best parts of university, sometimes the costs can be a barrier. VP Societies & Sport has put together a list of top tips for students and committee members!

Financial Support For You

Tue 30 Jan 2024

With the rising cost of living in the UK, you may feel financial pressure and strain that could impact your studies. Despite any challenges you may be facing, we're here to ensure your time at Royal Holloway is a positive one.

Combatting the Cost of Living Crisis: Your Top Tips

Thu 07 Dec 2023

As part of our Cost of Living campaign, we held an SU on Tour event in the library to find your top money-saving tips. We've compiled them so that you have a super-handy list of ways to make the most of your time at university.

Savvy Student Storage

Wed 06 Dec 2023

From as little as £3.25 per month, LOVESPACE can help with your storage needs! As part of our Cost of Living campaign, we've teamed up with LOVESPACE to bring you low-cost storage options.

Managing Your Finances

Wed 29 Nov 2023

It's safe to say, we're all spending more on goods and services than we would have done two years ago. The good news is that all hope is not lost. The Advice Centre has collated information from a wide variety of sources to help you not just save but make money!

Support for Students Facing Homelessness

Tue 14 Nov 2023

Unfortunately, homelessness is an issue that impacts university students. We've put together some resources so you know what to do if you're ever facing a housing crisis.

Supporting You During the Cost of Living Crisis

Fri 03 Nov 2023

From lobbying the University to exploring discounts for students with local bus companies, we've put together a Cost of Living Action Plan to represent and support you during the crisis.

Earn Cash Working for the SU!

Tue 31 Oct 2023

From serving up the tastiest meals at Tommy's Kitchen to mixing up a fabulous cocktail at The Packhorse to assisting students at the Helpdesk, we're looking for superstars to support teams across RHSU. Find out how to apply!

Top Tips for Student Groups in the Cost of Living Crisis

Thu 12 Jan 2023

Photo of VP Societies and Sport Hannah Hockin stood by the Emily Wilding Davison buidling.

You’ve probably noticed that your energy bills, clothing, and even the Tesco meal deal price are hiking up, so it's important to be money smart. Hannah Hockin, your VP Sport and Societies has put together her top tips to help student groups get through the cost of living crisis.

Support for Students Facing Financial Hardship

Tue 06 Dec 2022

This year, your President, Maia Jarvis, has been working with the College on a complete review of their Extenuating Circumstances policy (ECs). In a effort to tackle the affects of the cost of living crisis on students, Maia has successfully lobbied the College to include 'financial hardship' as a reason to grant extenuating circumstances.

Housing Costs: What to Expect When House-Hunting

Fri 02 Dec 2022

In celebration of Housing Week, today we’ll be going through some of the costs that come with searching and signing for a house so that you know what to expect when you start house-hunting!

Energy Bills Support Scheme

Fri 14 Oct 2022

Winter is coming, and in the midst of a cost of living crisis, you might feel concerned about being able to afford heating during this time. Read about how the Government's Energy Bills Support Scheme can help support you with energy bills this winter.