Managing Your Student Budget

12 September 2021

Managing Your Student Budget

We know that every penny counts when managing your student budget, with energy bills being one of the biggest headaches. There are lots of little ways though, that can shave off a £1 here or £10 there and before you know it, you’ve saved enough of your annual bills to ease the headache. >>

At Prolet, we set ourselves a little challenge to see if we could find enough ways to cut energy bills to save you £200 of your annual student budget.

Turn off the standby

Turning your appliances off standby mode could save you around £30 per year. To make things easier, you can get a standby saver, which means you can turn off all your appliances in one go. You don’t even need to worry about upsetting any appliance programming – you can turn off most things at the plug without upsetting the programming.


Spend less time in the shower

Each person spending a few minutes less in the shower each day will save around £25 off your energy bills each year. In a house with four people, this equates to an annual saving of £100.

SAVING: £100

Turn off the lights when you aren’t using them

Regardless of the type of light, if you switch a light off for just a few seconds, you will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again. As a result you will save around £15 on your annual energy bills.


Be washing up wise

Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap can save £30 a year in energy bills.


Careful with the kettle

Only filling the kettle with the amount of water that you need can save you money. Social students get through plenty of cups of tea and coffee so this trick could save you around £12 a year.


Cut a cycle

If you cut back your washing machine use by just one cycle per week you could save £5 a year on energy, and a further £8 a year on metered water bills.



So there you have it. A total saving of £200. Small things do add up!

With rising energy prices and climate change high on the agenda, saving energy is more important than ever. Download our energy-saving ideas for more ways to reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.