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Cost of living

With the rising cost of living, as a student you may be concerned about what this will mean for household bills, food and travel costs.

At King’s, we have a range of support on offer for you to access; from practical tips, funding and making the most of campus facilities, to specialist money advice services and wellbeing support; should money start to become a worry and interfere with your studies. 

Here to help: The Money & Housing Advice Service

The Money & Housing Advice Service offers advice, guidance and support to King’s students through all stages of the student journey.

The team can help you navigate any changes to your personal circumstances, especially if they impact your living arrangements, housing options, financial security or studies.

Together with our Money Mentors, who are current students, and external partner Blackbullion, the team aim to support you to refine your financial skills during your time at university. They can also advise you and help you to access support available, including the Student Hardship Funds and other support you may be entitled to.

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Blackbullion

Blackbullion

Develop financial confidence while growing and enhancing your own financial knowledge.

Money Mentors

Money Mentors

Learn from our money savvy current students who have a passion for helping their peers.

Funding and Hardship Funds

Our hardship funds are available to students experiencing financial difficulty to help with day-to-day living costs such as rent and energy bills.

More information on each scheme and its eligibility criteria can be found through the links below.

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King’s Hardship Fund

Open to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those in NHS-funded years.

Helping you to budget

The increase in cost of living is making it much harder to budget. Below we have pulled together some tips and tools to help you to balance your outgoings and make your money go further.

From your monthly living costs to lifestyle costs, with the rising cost of living, it is helpful to use a budgeting tool or banking app to track your spending and make sure you can cover all the essentials.

If budgeting is new to you or you are looking to improve your financial knowledge and skills, sign up with Blackbullion to complete their budgeting pathways.

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King’s Food: Latest offers and savings

We have a range of offers and discounts available for students at our King’s Food outlets on campus.

  • Three saver deals covering breakfast, lunch and snacks.
  • UPAY – Our students can save 20% off via the KCL e-store.
  • 50@50 – Look out for our 50@50 offer which offers 50% off all food expiring on the day, 50 minutes before closing.
  • Too Good To Go – Grab a bargain with a minimum £9.00 worth of food, for only £3.00.

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Shopping & travel

Travel

Travel

What travelcards & discounts can I get on public transport?

Student wellbeing: Money concerns & challenges

King’s is committed to supporting your wellbeing and providing supportive services alongside your studies.

We understand that wellbeing can mean different things to each person, we have a range of services which can support you depending on your level of need.

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Support available

Support available

I'm having financial difficulties, where can I find advice and support?

Student jobs & careers guidance

Finding a job

Finding a job

What you need to know about getting a job alongside your studies.