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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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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Valentine’s Day on a student budget

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and for those of you who are finding yourselves in the position of being both a significant other and a university student who is strapped for cash, V-Day can often leave you in a pickle. To help you out, we’ve decided to share our nuggets of wisdom with you in order to solve possible money problems on Cupid’s favourite day of the year.  Handwritten and handmade  If you’re really, seriously strapped for cash this Valentine’s, a simple way to your other half’s heart could be through something handcrafted. Avoid large, OTT cards from high street…

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Millennials and the ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’

Living at home whilst being a young adult can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you may get nagged at by your parents for coming home from a night out in the early hours of the morning or for not washing the dishes, but the conveniences of paid-for central heating, food, and a safe place to park your car definitely outweigh the negatives. However, a survey of 600 young people carried out by Blinds Hut shows how 18-34yr olds who live at home may be avoiding learning valuable life skills by allowing their parents to carry their responsibilities…

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