Bristol on a budget

Top tips to help your money go further

With a student population of more than 50,000 Bristol can definitely be called a student city. That means seriously good money-saving deals. And plenty of part time jobs to fit around your studies.

With 60 free things to do in Bristol you’ll find something to enjoy when you take a break from studying. Stroll over the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, take in the city’s street art on a Banksy walking tour or blast a mountain bike through the Ashton Court Estate.

Make the most of student deals. Whether it’s eating out, takeaways, clothes or travel there's probably an offer for it. Spend time researching your favourite places and make sure you’re always armed with student ID.

Bristol was the UK’s first Cycling City. We’ve got travel on two wheels sorted. There are cycle lanes on most of Bristol’s major roads and plenty of places to park bikes safely. Don’t have a bike? You can borrow one from the Students' Union for free.

Bristol is a thriving city with opportunities for part time work. Whether it’s hospitality, retail or more specialist work connected to your studies, you’ll be surprised how many options there are. The Students' Union Job shop is a great place to find out more. Find out more about free stuff, promotions and cost of living support available through the Students' Union at UWE Bristol.

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Your student experience

Our final year student Amberina gives some tips on budget friendly ways to make the most of student life here at UWE Bristol.

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