A student’s best friend–the NUS extra card

As students, we all know how tough it can be to make that student loan last long enough in an attempt to avoid the end of the semester penny counting to make sure you have enough to get by. Over the Christmas period we tested how much of a difference an NUS extra card can really make during the most expensive time of year. The part of the year that normally always seems to clear out your bank and leaves you to survive off 17p noodles throughout January until loan day. With the NUS extra card allowing you to gain…

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Mortal in Magaluf: bars for your bucket list

Mallorca can certainly hold its own as a classic island holiday destination. As part of the Balearic Islands it stands alongside Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera as an extremely popular holiday destination for English, German, Dutch and Italian tourists. Its location in the Mediterranean Ocean ensures scorching summer temperatures and droves of tourists looking for fun and adventure. The summer season is a short but intense four-month burst of bar crawls, booze cruises, endless drinking, and late night parties. As you would expect, the tourist industry is booming and a great many bars and clubs operate to satisfy visitors’ desires to…

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A guide to student content insurance

Beginning a new chapter in life and starting university is an exciting time for most. However, it can also be a daunting and stressful time, especially for those who are leaving home for the first time. With so much to think about, protecting your valuables is something that is often overlooked. However, with the average university student owning several items of technology, having some protection in place is extremely worthwhile. What is student’s contents insurance? Student’s content insurance is an insurance policy which has been designed to protect the belongings that a student takes to university. These belongings are protected…

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Life after graduation: How to earn and continue to learn

So, Student life as you know it is nearing the end and you are wondering what next? Yes, it is scary but also when else in your life will you have so many opportunities available to you? The job market is more competitive than ever so you need to make sure you stand out from the crowd. A great way of doing this is to invest in a postgraduate qualification. Finding the time and the money to take a full-time Master’s degree can be tricky, which is why online distance learning might just be the way to go. A Distance…

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The cost of education

No one doubts that education is a worthwhile investment. The difficulty is financing it without having a nervous breakdown. The government student loans can only go so far with high rents and living costs – the cost of education is just too high. Most students will already know that rent is usually higher than the maintenance loan, and this maintenance loan can drop significantly in your final year. Postgraduate students are not entitled to these loans either. For those who are able to do so, parents are normally the first source of financial support for students. But parents are not…

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