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Save on Student Energy Bills - Manchester Universities

Manchester universities Energy Bills

We all know that students are a bit tight for cash, but one of the areas in which you can save quite a considerable amount of money is one of the easiest: your energy bills. We hear you ask yourself 'can I really be bothered?', but for just 5 - 10 minutes of your time, you can save hundreds of pounds a year. Yes, it's that simple. It's likely that your landlord has you on a standard tariff, which is usually the most expensive, so its time to change that. All the information you need is right on this page.

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Key Information

University of Manchester

Number of students: 37,925
Ranking: 22nd
Graduate employability: 82.1%
Student satisfaction: 4.02 / 5


 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Number of students: 32,160
Ranking: 62nd
Graduate employability: 66.6%
Student satisfaction: 4.08 / 5


How much do energy bills cost?

There are a couple of variables that affect how much you're going to pay for your energy bills. The first is how big your house is and how many people are living in it. The next is totally down to you: how much energy do you actually use? An average student house with three bedrooms is likely to use between 1,000 - 1,400 kWh of gas and 300 - 500 kWh of electricity per month. This might not make much sense to you, but here's a real life example:

If you are with First Utility on a standard tariff, the type of deal that you're most likely to be on as mentioned before, will cost you around:

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

First Utility Manchester University energy bills

Monthly cost:
Gas - £53
Elec - £103
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Total - £156

(£52 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:

EDF Energy Manchester University energy bills

Tariff: EDF Energy's 'Blue+Price Protection Jun18 v2'

Monthly cost:
Gas - £41
Elec - £66
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Total - £107

(£35.66 each per month)

The savings here between the variable and EDF fixed are pretty huge. Between your house you could be saving a massive £51 per month, or over the year, that's £612.


Avoid estimated bills

After a long day of revision, work and perhaps a couple of cold ones, the last thing you want to be doing is reading your gas and electricity meters; however, this is something that you might want to get into once a month. Energy companies are only legally obligated to read your meters once every two years, which means you'll most likely still be getting charged an average, possibly inflated, rate from the last people who were in your house. You can avoid this by taking a couple of minutes to send a few numbers to your energy supplier each month. It really is that easy, and another quick way of saving a couple of hundred pounds. You can find out how to do this by clicking the linke below:

How to give a meter reading


Key contact information

Some of the customer service facilities in the Manchester 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 Manchester

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 161 275 2888
- accommodation@manchester.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 161 275 2930
- info.su@manchester.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 161 275 5000
- ssc@manchester.ac.uk

Student services address
Student Services Centre
Burlington Street
Manchester
M15 6HQ


Manchester Metropolitan University

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 161 247 2958
- accommodation@mmu.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 161 247 1162
- theunion@mmu.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 161 247 5959
- studentservices@mmu.ac.uk

Student services address
Student Services
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH