Student Budget Challenge

The student budget challenge is a great way to experience budgeting for the first time. Students choose their accommodation and job, and then have to plan their meals for a month. Using average statistics on student loans and finances, the challenge gives students a chance to explore living as an HE student with none of the consequences!

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Activity Type

Develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher education and graduate employment

Develop students’ capacity to navigate the challenge of university life and graduate employment sectors and make informed choices

Develop students’ confidence and resilience to negotiate the challenges of life in higher education and graduate progression

Develop students’ study skills and capacity for academic attainment and successful graduate progression

Develop students’ understanding by contextualising subject knowledge

Suited for

Year 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13