Another handy tip is to bulk buy dry ingredients and tinned foods because they are very budget-friendly and they last for a very long time. This includes foods such as rice, oats, pasta, lentils, tinned tomatoes, tinned coconut milk and tinned pulses (e.g. butter beans, chickpeas). These are ingredients I always have in my student kitchen and use them in so many recipes. Another great point about these foods is that they can be stored in your bedroom to save space in your kitchen cupboard, very handy for those with small student kitchens.