Top tips for packing hand luggage for a weekend break

Considering a weekend break is just a short period away, lugging around a large suitcase really wouldn’t be necessary for this kind of travel. Plus, being a student you’d want to save as much money as possible. It means you can avoid paying that little extra for additional suitcases and instead, put this saving towards your spending money! You might not think that taking just hand luggage will be able to carry all the items you require, but when it’s done properly it can be relatively easy to pack for a weekend away with a lot less stuff. Here are…

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New Year (high) resolutions? Earn cash selling your videos online

Welcome to January, the month many of us kick off with resolutions of the ‘must do better …’ kind. According to Statista, saving money / spending less sits 4th in the top 10 new year resolutions for 2019, whilst variations on a theme of saving money, spending less and earning more feature throughout the many resolutions and intentions posts trending across the blog-sphere, including here at Student Wire [anchor text for SW internal blog post link]. And if you’re a student you’ll certainly know why! After all, there’s nothing like almost a month of seasonal celebrating to empty a bank…

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Dealing with student debt by selling products from home

Although university fees within the United Kingdom are not nearly as high when compared to other areas of the world such as the United States, there is no doubt that higher education can place significant strain on a tight budget.  Students are therefore looking for means to earn a supplemental form of income. Unfortunately, traditional options such as taking on a part-time job might be out of your reach.  What other options exist and why are a growing number of students choosing to take advantage of the online retail community.  Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits…

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A free education for all – but at Scotland’s cost?

Scottish students, providing that they attend one of Scotland’s 19 universities, receive free tuition fees for the duration of their degree. These tuition fees are paid through UK taxes to the funding body SAAS, but also extend to European students who choose to study abroad in Scotland. This is the result of an agreement between Scotland and other member states of the EU, however, this generous offer doesn’t extend to all. Scots who move abroad or to other parts of the UK aren’t entitled to free tuition as they must live in Scotland for three years prior to starting university,…

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Which university students spend their loan quickest?

If you’re lucky enough to have some of your loan left over after your rent has been taken from your already-withering bank account, you may be tempted to splash out on luxuries such as new clothes, nights out, and excessive Deliveroo food orders. This is often the case with loads of students across the country, as a study has revealed that by October 20th, practically all leftover cash from student loans has been spent, with 75% of students moving onto credit cards to fund their lifestyles. How crazy is that?? Those who had used up their entire first student loan…

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