Managing costs at Uni is an essential part of the experience. It's not fun and quite depressing to see your savings constantly decrease, but my best advice would be to roughly estimate what your weekly or monthly budget will be, create an Excel spreadsheet where you can enter in how much you really spend and then work out from there where you need to or can cut down. Don't be too frugal, make sure you still eat healthily and enjoy a good social life. Also, often the University gives out bursaries to students from low income families for tuition fees or additional course costs. At Warwick most additional course costs will be textbooks, which for some courses can be expensive, but there are always ways to get them cheaper e.g. university sponsored 2nd hand book fairs, or online deals. Cost of transport is particularly bad, and the price food & drink on campus is rather on the upper scale. There is quite a lot of scope for part-time work around this area.