Introducing the Student Money Mentors
Hi, we are the Money Mentors, St Andrews students working alongside the Money Advice Team in Student Services to make sure you have a great time at St Andrews, whatever your budget.
From cheap meal ideas to informing you about scams, these are some tips to help you save money. If there’s anything specific you would like some more information about, please let us know in the comments!
Who are we
We are Lucy and Tena, the Student Money Mentors for the university. We are beyond excited to start this new position and share all the tips and tricks we learned over the three long years at St Andrews! We work directly with the Money Advice team at helping students with their money, so if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us and we can direct you to the right people. We plan to write one or two weekly posts about all kinds of money-related topics on this platform. While we are by no means considered professionals, we do believe that with all the wisdom we acquired over the past few years, we are veterans in the field of saving and budgeting. Now we’re here, hoping to pass on our sacred money-saving knowledge to the next generation of St Andrews students who know grocery stores other than M&S. Apart from blog posts, we have plans to organise many fun, in-person events, so keep an eye out on the Student Services instagram for the fun stuff!
A bit about us:
My name is Lucy and I’m a third-year undergraduate student studying a joint honours degree of Art History and English. I’m from Northumberland (north of Newcastle) and some of my hobbies are being involved in an orchestra and choir. Recently I’ve taken up crochet! I’m really looking forward to doing more in my role as a money mentor because I think it’s so important that students who are not as financially well-off as others can thrive in St Andrews! It can be a fairly daunting experience coming to study here, but we are here to help make sure you don’t miss out on the fun parts of uni by helping you manage your money a little bit better!
My name is Tena and I’m a third year studying Psychology. I’m half Croatian, half Hungarian but I’m from Budapest, Hungary. In my free time I like dancing, hiking, reading books and anything with my dogs! I am thrilled to work as a Student Money Mentor alongside Lucy, because I believe it’s important that students know that it’s okay to struggle financially and ask for help. We know that there is high pressure to spend a lot of money here, so our job is helping you find more affordable options and learning how to budget effectively to have a stress-free student experience!