The good and not so good student jobs

We’re all very familiar with the financial pitfalls of being a student these days – soaring tuition fees, mounting utility bills, pricey ‘compulsory’ textbooks, expensive train fares and the endless nights out and shopping trips – oops. It’s a lot to pay for on a student budget, even with the help of a student loan, as more often than not they just don’t quite stretch far enough. So, short of living in our overdrafts (not advisable!), what can we do? A lot of students end up getting part-time jobs during term time, and there are definitely a lot of bonuses…

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Hayfever Horrors

So it seems like the British weather has finally remembered that it’s nearly summer, and things are starting to look up. Students everywhere are ditching their thick knit jumpers and Uggs in exchange for shorts and flip flops, and everyone’s heading to the beer gardens. But unfortunately for some of us, when the warmer weather starts, so does the hayfever season – and an endlessly runny nose is definitely not the look I want to accessorise my new ‘sunnies’ with. I’ve had hayfever for as long as I can remember, and I promise you, I have tried every trick in…

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Easy Money: Cashing In Your Old Gadgets

Cash always gets a little tight towards the end of term, but how many of us have free money just lying around our bedrooms? No, I’m not talking about that tenner that you left in your jeans last week and found AFTER it had been through a spin cycle (damnit), but your old gadgets. Recent research shows that nearly a quarter of Brits have an unused laptop in their homes, 22% have at least two broken or old mobile phones and 8% have four or more. But why are we so bad at throwing away old gadgets, even when they’re…

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Top 5 free apps for students

We all love a bargain and we’re all students, so we’ve rounded up our favourite free apps on the market at the moment. This is by no way a definitive list, and we’d love to hear from you if you think we’ve missed something out – drop us a comment! Pocket Do you ever find yourself reading articles or finding websites online and thinking “wow, this will be perfect for my presentation / report / dissertation / etc?”. Or clicking through to a cool story, and then realising that you don’t have time to read it all, or you want…

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