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Liverpool Universities Energy Bills

Saving money as a student can be difficult if you're going to enjoy what are commonly known as the best years of your life. We understand that it's a difficult transition to having to manage and pay for all your own bills; however, energy suppliers really take advantage of this and can almost charge you whatever they want. We're glad you've found this page, because now you can start fighting back and save maximum money for minimal effort. All the information you'll need to save hundreds of pounds is right here.

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Key Information

University of Liverpool

Number of students: 21,345
Ranking: 41st
Graduate employability: 76.5%
Student satisfaction: 4.07 / 5


 
Liverpool Hope University

Number of students: 6,240
Ranking: 58th
Graduate employability: 78%
Student satisfaction: 4.39 / 5


 
Liverpool John Moores University

Number of students: 21,315
Ranking: 76th
Graduate employability: 66%
Student satisfaction: 4.10 / 5


How much do energy bills cost?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question as it all depends on your house. The main things are: how big is your house?; how many people live in it?; How much gas and electricity are you using? Most student houses in a three bedroom terrace house are likely to use around 1,000 - 1,400 kWh of gas and 300 - 500 kWh of electricity per month. We understand that this probably doesn't mean much to you like that; however, below you'll see this translated into pounds and pence.

If you have a standard tariff with Co-operative Energy, which is the type of deal your landlord is likely to put you one, as its the most expensive, would cost you something like:

Monthly usage:
Gas - 1,312 kWh
Electricity - 465 kWh

Co-operative Energy Liverpool University energy bills

Monthly cost:
Gas - £64
Elec - £90
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Total - £154

(£51.33 each per month)

Now, if you decide to spend 10 minutes on the phone to us today, you could switch to a deal something like the one below:

Sainsbury's Liverpool University energy bills

Tariff: Sainsbury's 'Fixed Price May 2018'

Monthly cost:
Gas - £46
Elec - £62
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Total - £108

(£36 each per month)

By merely switching your energy provider your house could be saving a huge £45 per month, adding up to a rather large £540 per year.


Avoid estimated bills

Your energy supplier is only legally obligated to come and read your gas and electricity meters every two years, which means that the rest of the time you are going to be charged based on an 'estimated figure', which is always inflated with students because they know they can get away with it. To counteract this, you can send them a meter reading every month, or even just every now and again (you'll still save money). This will take you around 1 minute: it basically consists of you copying 4 or 5 numbers from your meter and posting it online for you energy supplier. You can find out how to do this for different meter types by clicking the link below.

How to give a meter reading


Key contact information

Some of the customer service facilities in the Liverpool universities are fantastic, and as such, if you're wanting to contact someone from your uni before contacting us, use the following information.

University of Liverpool

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 151 795 0319
- accommodation@liverpool.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 151 794 6868
- guildweb@liv.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 151 794 5863
- advice@liverpool.ac.uk

Student services address
Student Welfare Advice and Guidance
University of Liverpool
Alsop Building
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool
L3 5TX


Liverpool Hope University

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 151 291 3434
- accommodation@hope.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 151 291 3707
- union@hope.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 151 291 3427
- sdw@hope.ac.uk

Student services address
First Floor, Gateway Building
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD


Liverpool John Moores University

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 151 231 4166
- accommodation@ljmu.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 151 231 4900
- studentsunion@ljmu.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 151 231 3048
- studentadvice@ljmu.ac.uk