Social Action

Cost of Living Support

We know that Jewish students are struggling with the cost of living whilst at university. This page includes a number of tips or signposts to support for those who need help managing their finances at this time.


Going to the shops: 

  • Get your weekly food shop from budget supermarkets 
  • Don’t go shopping hungry 
  • Meal plan for the week ahead and write a list beforehand (download our meal planning template) 
  • Go food shopping just before the shop shuts to get produce close to expiry at a reduced price
  • Sign up for a supermarket loyalty card  
  • Buy own brand products 
  • Make mindful purchases 
  • Buy pre-loved items at charity shops 


Shopping and more 


Health + Beauty 


Apply for student finance: 


How to have fun on a budget:

  • Host a movie night
  • Have a picnic in a local park
  • Go on a walk in nature


Bursaries, Grants, and Allowances:

If you have a disability, you may be eligible for Disabled Students Allowance ( 

If you study a degree in healthcare, you may be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund ( 

If you are studying Social Work, you may be eligible for the Social Work Bursary ( 

If you are studying to be a dentist or doctor, you may be eligible for the NHS Bursary hardship grant ( 

If you are undertaking practical training on a clinical placement, you can claim reimbursement for Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses ( 

If you are studying abroad or placement, you may be eligible for a travel grant ( 

If you are undertaking teacher training, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship (

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