As a student you might well be living away from home for the first time. You will plan your own routine - and look after your own money. Managing your money is one of the most important things you will learn at University.
You will find that careful financial planning is essential – better still prepare a budget and keep to it. Tuition fees, student loans, your accommodation and living costs rent will all be your responsibility - but don't worry help is on hand!
When you first arrive at Queen's, you will learn a lot about managing your money during Welcome Week. When you pick up your student card it will open up a world of discounts on the High Street and online.
Take comfort from the fact that living costs in Belfast compare very favourably with what you could expect to pay out in many other major UK cities.
If you haven't already got a bank account, you will be tempted by banks and credit cards offering free gifts. Look for an account that offers good interest-free overdraft that you do not need to pay until a year after you graduate.
Don't let money worries put you off or cause you sleepless nights. Getting a degree makes sense and is well worth it - graduates earn more and are more likely to get a job than people without a degree.