The BCU Student Budgeting Clinic is designed to support University students to manage their monthly incomes and expenditures.
The Clinic uses paid student advisors, working as Budgeting Analysts, supported by academics from Accounting, Finance and Economics. While the Clinic was initially launched as a short-term response to the cost-of-living crisis, the sustained need to support students in managing their finances is evident.
Managing household budgets can be complex, especially for students, who often have multiple incomes sources and expenditures which can fluctuate. The Clinic aims to support undergraduate and postgraduate students in planning their spending over the year and consider how changes in income and expenditure can impact their profile.
Initial consultations take place by appointment online via MS teams.
All personnel working in the Budgeting Clinic respect the complete confidentiality of those who attend clinic consultations. Notes will be taken of the type of query and information given. These notes may be kept is in line with BCU’s commitment to managing personal data correctly and is underpinned by the University's Data Protection Policy. The University adheres to the principles of the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018 (as may be amended) and the European General Data Protection Regulation in its processing of Personal Data and Special Categories of Personal Data.
To make an initial appointment, email email@example.com.
Wenyu Zang and Bruce Philp, Budgeting Clinic Coordinators