Pro Plus reveals the costs and components of the ultimate student night out As January’s student loan payment lands, Pro Plus unveils how the nation’s students are partying hard, but could be making their money go further to ‘Live Like A Pro’ www.proplus.co.uk

Pro Plus reveals the costs and components of the ultimate […]

Pro Plus reveals the costs and components of the ultimate student night out

As January’s student loan payment lands, Pro Plus unveils how the nation’s students are

partying hard, but could be making their money go further to ‘Live Like A Pro’

www.proplus.co.uk

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The average spend for a student night out is a budget-busting £28.84, with guys spending on average 13.5% more than girls. This is equivalent to almost a quarter of the average weekly student rent costs1
Student’s define a supercharged night – otherwise known as ‘going out out’ – as involving buying a new outfit especially for the occasion (26%), wearing heels (21%) and attending a pre-drinks gathering with a large group of people (72%), complete with drinking games (24%)
Guys voted that pulling was a priority – almost 50% more than voted by girls (47%)
Snapping selfies all night long is a key factor for a top night for almost a quarter (22%) of students

New research released today from student staple, Pro Plus has uncovered exactly what a night ‘out out’ looks like for the nation’s university students. New findings reveal that the average student spends £28.84 per night out, with guys splashing the cash 13.5% more than girls and one in 10 (8%) not setting a budget at all. Yet as January’s student loan instalment is soon to land, there are many ways students could preserve the pounds to supercharge their social life.

According to students, the ultimate night out is defined by buying an outfit especially for the occasion (26%) and wearing heels (21%). Attending a pre-drinks gathering with a large group of people (72%), complete with drinking games (24%), were also key factors, along with snapping selfies all night long (22%).

As one would expect, clubs (53%), bars (49%) and house parties (45%) were the top destinations for students, closely followed by Weatherspoons (35%), the student union (23%) and gigs (17%). A surprising 19% more girls (25%) than guys (21%) voted that having a hangover caused an occasion to be defined as going ‘out out’.

When asked how their night out could be improved, 97% of students voted for free entry (50%) and free drinks (47%). One in five (19%) voted pulling or snogging somone would make their night out even better, yet only one in twenty (4%) opted for their other half not to be present. Takeaway food on the way home was also a popular choice for 35% of students.

In line with the start of a new term and a fresh new student loan payment, January offers the opportunity to spare the spend whilst leading a supercharged social life. Pro Plus offers advice on how students can budget smart to Live Like A Pro throughout 2018:

Carry Cash – Only take cash on a night out and leave the bank card at home. An oldie, but a goodie, this tip will help you limit the amount you spend on a night out. It will also help you to budget throughout the night, ensuring to always save for the cab on the way home.

Ditch The Pricey Dates – Wining and dining can quickly eat away at your student bank balance. Instead of a costly meal out, why not opt for a quirky yet just as impressive alternative date idea. For students by the coast, a beach BBQ could seal the deal or, for city students, why not demonstrate your style by treating your love interest to a trip to a local vintage or food market.

Switch Up Your Caffeine Kick – Swap your pricey coffee caffeine fix for Pro Plus. Pro Plus is significantly cheaper than a calorie laden latte from the usual coffee houses of the high street, yet offers the caffeine equivalent to a strong cup of coffee, helping you to stay alert and focused and ready to boss beer pong – Like A Pro.

Embrace A Discount – Get yourself a discount card to maximise any student savings going. Big chain retailers are overflowing with savings to be had, especially student highstreet favourites such as Topshop and Topman. Another tip is to renew your rail and NUS cards in your final year, as both are valid for three years, allowing for two additional years of shopping and traveling.

Twilight Food Shop – Going food shopping in the evenings can help you pick up some delicious discounts. With supermarkets reducing the price of soon-to-be out of date food around 6pm, you could be dining on awesome steak and chips for the same price as a ready meal.

Furnish For Free – Freecycling is a students best friend for those wanting to add their own personal touch to their pad. There are many sites – Facebook, eBay and Gumtree – where you’ll find plenty of perfectly good furniture and appliances up for grabs, either for free or at low cost.

For more information and to purchase Pro Plus, visit: www.proplus.co.uk or follow on Facebook @ProPlusUK