A guide to a great New Year’s Eve

 No matter where and how you spend it, for many it’s the most hyped up night of year. After lazing around over Christmas, it’s time to get off the sofa and dressed up, and prepare ourselves for the countdown to midnight. But many people complain that New Year’s Eve is often a disappointment and overrated – here’s how to make sure you have the best night possible. Make travel plans Many taxi companies will charge double or even triple fee on the night, so think of other ways to get to where you need to go. If a taxi is your only…

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The new year’s resolutions every student should make

‘I’ll sort it out after Christmas’ is the answer we give ourselves in December when we know we should be doing something but cant be bothered. It’s a fresh year and a fresh start. Here’s a list of new year’s resolutions you can make to make 2016 a better year for you. Make your loan last As one wonderful time of the year ends, another begins. Yes, the second part of your student loan is about to come through.But remember it needs to last until April. It’s fine to hit the January sales but don’t go crazy because you’re finally out of…

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5 ways to keep warm without paying a huge heating bill

Christmas is still a month away, however the freezing temperatures have definitely hit and there’s already weather warnings for snow. The winter coats are out, scarves, onesies and hats are slowly coming back from the bottom of our wardrobe, we’re all wondering how to turn the heating on in a student house we have never lived in before. If you’re living in student halls, you’re lucky enough to not be paying the heating bill. But for all those second and third years who don’t want to spend their entire student loan on keeping their house warm, here’s a guide on…

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How to balance a job whilst at University

We all receive a student loan, however for many of us it barely covers our rent and food basics – let alone new clothes, endless takeaways and going out every week. Over half of students in full time education have a part time job alongside their studies to help them financially , but it’s important to make sure university work comes first. Here’s help on how to make sure you keep your degree your first priority. Be smart from the startAccording to the National Association of Student Employment Service, the popular limit for a part-time job is 15 hours per week….

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