Seeing as it’s coming up to that time of year again, where A-level results are in and there’s plenty of excited 18 year olds getting ready to say goodbye to mum and dad, I thought I would write a series of posts about how to eat like a king at uni but to shop on a student’s budget! I will do at least one post every two/three days starting from results day – so keep checking back for more advice! Good luck with your results and I hope you get the grades you need!
Tip #1 – Start collecting NOW!
Start grabbing tins now...
You’ve got a month or so until you leave for uni...how many tins of baked beans/tuna/sweetcorn/alphabetti spaghetti can you sneak into the trolley at Sainsbury’s and out of the cupboards into your room until the big move up to uni?
Spread the cost (for your rents) now by buying a little and often.
Alternatively when people ask you if they can buy you a gift for uni...suggest a food hamper! For my birthday each year my sis buys me a food hamper of all the things I can’t afford at uni e.g. specialist oils, baking ingredients, popcorn etc! 6p noodles are nice(ish) but it’s good to have a few luxuries in your first term to remind you of home!