Survival Tips for a Student Abroad

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When the weather doesn’t allow you to go outside, I suggest using online stores and online delivery services. Lots of students have difficulty figuring out what to eat every day. When I didn’t know I could use a food delivery service, thinking about recipes was exhausting. Using a delivery service is very convenient! You can save your energy and it is much quicker and easier to keep track of your spending. Lots of supermarkets offer online delivery services as well.

For delivery food: Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Just Eat

Grocery: Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Ocado

When you do grocery shopping, don’t forget to check these things:

  • Minimum spend: Most shops have a minimum you can spend, and spending more can reduce the delivery charge. Ordering a loaf of bread is nearly impossible and even more expensive. However, if you are planning to order a pack of water, a large amount of frozen food, and washing liquids, online shopping is the best.
  • Delivery slot and location: The delivery cost differs depending on store and time. Some of the shops don’t even provide delivery services to Edinburgh, for example. Therefore, before starting your shopping, you should insert your address and time slot.
  • Last but not least, don’t forget to check expiration date on the food when it arrives and plan your meals around those dates.

~ From an SAF Student Correspondent