Category Archives: Managing Money

Saving money in your first term at University

Saving money in your first term at University

Whether you’re a third year or a first year the first term of university is notoriously expensive. While getting that first instalment of student loan may feel like you’ve won the lottery the sad reality is it will be gone before you know it. It’s time to learn to prioritise. Saving money now will set…

Student Bills: Your Fail-Safe Guide.

Student Bills: Your Fail-Safe Guide.

So, it’s that time of the year when many students have their student housing sorted. Perhaps you’re that student or you’ve been lucky and had an overlapping tenancy with another property and you just need to “transfer” your belongings from one house to the other. Oh, how I envy you. This year, all my stuff…

How to kit out your Uni house for cheap!

How to kit out your Uni house for cheap!

One of the most exciting things about university life is being able to redesign your room with each new uni house. Unfortunately, this isn’t always wallet friendly and as students we’re always looking for ways to save some coin. I scour pinterest just as much as the next person looking for inspiration – here’s a…

The golden rule to help you manage your money.

The golden rule to help you manage your money.

The majority of us are students. Let’s face it, we aren’t the richest people in the world. And it can be really difficult to manage your money. We get our loan from the Government, we party (perhaps a little too hard), we spend money on course essentials, field trips, rent, bills, food… the list goes…

3 of the best ways to earn whilst you learn

3 of the best ways to earn whilst you learn

Lack of money at uni drives students to extreme measures to earn enough for basic necessities. After filling out the umpteenth survey for less than a pound, having your YouTube subscriber count plateau before double digits and realising that going to the sperm bank perhaps isn’t for you, it can dawn on you how hard…

Making the most of summer rent

Making the most of summer rent

Pretty much all student tenancies come with year long contracts but most of us aren’t actually at university 52 weeks of the year. It seems a waste to be spending upwards of £100/week on rent to not even be there. Here’s a few ways to make the most of the rent you’re paying over summer.…

‘Side-hustle’ ideas for students

‘Side-hustle’ ideas for students

A ‘side-hustle’ is work carried out to make money in addition to your main income (if you have a job) – money ‘on the side’ so to speak. Certainly, no side hustle is a ‘get-rich-quick’ idea, but if done properly it can offer a small steady income. An extra hundred pounds or more is always…

Tips on getting student-friendly holiday prices

Tips on getting student-friendly holiday prices

It’s around this time of year when you start planning how you’ll spend your summer; specifically, whether you’ll work, complete an internship, or go on holiday. When you inevitably cave in and opt for the latter, it can be disheartening to see few student-friendly holiday prices (alas, the regret of poor student budgeting has finally…