Make sure you've accessed all of the financial support you're eligible for from Regent's – such as grants and scholarships. For more details, visit our Scholarships & Funding page.
Banking and finance tips
We'd recommend opening a student bank account to take advantage of special offers – shop around to discover what different banks are offering before you decide on one.
Make sure you don’t spend all of your money at the start of term, so you have enough to see you through to the end. Further guidance can be found by visiting the UCAS Budget Calculator, or – for international students – the British Council website.
Remember, students don't have to pay Council Tax. But, if you receive a letter from the Council asking you to pay, don't ignore it – they might need proof that you're a full time registered student. A student confirmation letter can be obtained through a 'Document Request' on the Student Hub.
Your studies must always come first. However, if your programme allows you time to do so, there are a range of part-time work opportunities available in London.
Book an appointment with the Careers team using the Student Hub for more information on how to find part-time work. There's also a full listing of available vacancies on the Student Hub from organisations who have contacted Regent's to advertise to students.
The University Hardship Fund is available to help with unexpected emergencies. Visit the Student Hub to book an appointment with a member of the Support & Welfare team to find out if you're eligible, and how to apply.
Cost of living in London
The perceived cost of living and studying in London is a concern for many students. However, it is possible to live affordably in the capital by taking advantage of reduced price services and facilities on campus and beyond. This includes student discounts and concessions in shops, restaurants and bars, and by avoiding touristy areas of the city.
Below are some websites you might find useful for student discounts and offers.