Second-year student guide: paying bills responsibly

Having to start paying bills in the second year of university can be daunting, and you might be tempted to avoid checking your bank balance. In a recent survey conducted by online student bill-sharing tool Split The Bills, a quarter (24.3%) of young people who took part said they don’t check how much their bills cost. However, being in denial about what you can afford can quickly lead to debt, so it’s crucial that you get organised and pay bills responsibly. Ashley Tate, chief executive officer at Split The Bills, said: “Don’t ignore your bills—make sure you sort them out…

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6 huge advantages of having a smartwatch

The reason why many millennials and teens are shying away from wearing standard watches is due to the fact that digital generations see no point in purchasing a single-purpose device. Obviously, people prefer smartphones which act as multi-purpose, multi-media tools capable of accessing the internet and performing a myriad of tasks through their many apps. However, what if you could combine both of these concepts in a single device? We’re talking about the gadget that will combine the portability of a watch with the pragmatism of a smartphone. We’re talking about a smartwatch and here are six most important reasons…

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Best upcoming events and gigs – Leeds edition

Ah, Leeds. The London of the North. We love you for so many reasons; your accents, your strict rules on the brewing of tea, your friendliness and your eclectic mix of city skylines and countryside landscapes. But one of the major reasons why Leeds attracts so much attention, especially from students, is the amazing nights out, gigs, live performances and entertainment scenes in general. Have a glance below, where we’ve compiled our favourite upcoming events in Leeds up until April.  Jungle Jam 14th Birthday @ Mint Warehouse, LS11 9UD If you’re looking for an all night and all morning rave…

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Students – new or refurbished phones?

Nowadays, smartphones are used every day by billions of people. Devices that serve as cameras, phones and even portable computers have become an integral aspect of people’s lives. Today, there are plenty of devices from various manufacturers available to consumers on the market. However, not everyone has the budget to buy a new model of a smartphone, which can go as high as $1,500. In such cases, you might opt for a used device or a refurbished one. But what exactly is a refurbished smartphone? Simply put, it’s a device that broke down or had a built-in fault but was…

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Top 10 tips to stop you clashing with housemates

If you have only lived with family before coming to university, being more responsible and moving into shared accommodation with people you don’t know can be extremely nerve-wracking. A survey carried out by bill-sharing company Split The Bills found that new students’ top three concerns were: a lack of privacy messy housemates splitting bills fairly To keep a calm living environment and to avoid clashing with anyone, read on to find out our top 10 tips. A lack of privacy In the survey, 25.7% of people said they felt nervous about having no privacy when living with new housemates. After…

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