6 Mother’s Day gifts on a student budget

Uh-oh…did you forget that it’s Mother’s Day on the 31st of March? Have no fear; instead of panic-buying a corner shop card and bouquet of flowers, check out our top picks for Mother’s Day on a student budget of £25 or under. This way you’ll be sure to bag a bargain and surprise your mum with something special this March! Rose gold dipped sterling silver heart stud earrings – £3.75 These delicate earrings will be just the way to your mum’s heart this Mother’s Day. Jewellerybox offer a beautiful selection of quality sterling silver & 9ct gold jewellery at student-friendly…

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Student jobs: teaching among the greats

The festive season and beginning of the new year can be an expensive time, with lots of celebrating, buying gifts and going out. Who doesn’t want to start the new year with a more practical approach to their finances? Now is the perfect time to think about finding a new job and earning some money. Having a job can also give you a chance to make new friends and contacts, try something different, and get some all-important work experience. Here are some of the more attractive options available to students, including opportunities to teach where some of the greatest teachers…

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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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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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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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