Shopping on a budget

It is really easy to slip into bad habits in a foreign country – especially when you don’t know what a good deal is from a bad one. Luckily, London is home to a variety of grocery stores, such as:

Keep an eye out for the price drop section. When certain foods are nearing their expiry date, the stores slash the prices and set them aside in these sections.

Eating out
Don’t make a habit of eating out all of the time as it will put a strain on your finances. However, we all deserve a treat once in a while. Here are some tips on how to treat yourself to a great meal out without breaking the bank.

  1. Use your Student ID for discounts.
  2. Use websites/Apps for Dining Out offers.

Chemists are the UK’s equivalent to pharmacies. In addition to being able to purchase medication over the counter, you can also get advice from Chemists with regards to any out of the ordinary symptoms you’re feeling. The two main high street chemists are:

  1. Boots
  2. Superdrug

Mobile Phone/Technology
On the first day of Arrivals & Orientation we have a staff member from 3 (the mobile network) present. They will be able to provide you with information on joining their network on the day. If you’d like to shop around for different networks, visit Carphone Warehouse or visit your preferred network’s shop directly.

If you have trouble with your laptops or wi-fi on-site, make sure to e-mail our IT Assistant, Steven Bauduin, or visit him in SR 106. He is on-site from 9am – 5pm Mon-Wed. He will be able to assist you or at the very least point you in the right direction.

Going Out
London is a city that is always active. There is always a surprise around the corner.

The Program Office always has something going on – and for discounted prices! Visit the SU London Blog and the Facebook Group for news of what’s going on and when.

If you don’t particularly like what we have going on, you can always check Time Out London’s free section.