Jobs & Money

With proper budgeting and careful planning, money doesn't have to be an issue when you are a student.

Get free and impartial financial advice from LJMU's Student Advice Team

Learning to manage your money is a skill we ideally all need to learn at some time in our lives. Whether we like it or not, money management is a crucial part of university life. Even if you have always worked and paid for things before coming to university, because due to the way students are paid and how this (and paid work) fits in with the academic year, organising your finances and making sure you have enough money is different at university.

To help you manage your money while at uni, LJMU works in partnership with blackbullion. Through this partnership, LJMU students can access a range of online financial planning tools and resources. You can log on and register today using your LJMU email address and start to take control of your finances.

To get advice, guidance, or to book your Wealth Check, contact the team using the contact details below.

Email: studentadvice@ljmu.ac.uk | Telephone: 0151 231 3153/3154


Budgeting your money and paying your bills

If you’re living by yourself or adapting to a student budget for the first time, controlling your finances and looking after utility bills can be a daunting responsibility.

Luckily, there’s plenty of advice about creating and sticking to a budget on LJMU Student & Wellbeing's pages, including contact information for the Money Advice Team if you need more personalised advice surrounding this the team are well equipped to help you.


Support from LJMU

There is a dedicated team of staff in the Student Advice and Wellbeing department at LJMU to help you understand everything you need to know about fees and funding. Whether you're an undergraduate, postgraduate, UK student or international, they're there to support you with getting to grips with everything, from bursaries and benefits to tuition fees and scholarships. 

Find all of their information here.


Student Finance 

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might also get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. 

Student Finance England

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance Northen Ireland 

Student Loans Company


More Helpful Resources from Which?

- Use this student calculator  to help you plan and budget whilst you're at Uni

- Look up the student fees and finance for where you live 

- Read these student banking tips