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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How to cope with ‘post-grad’ blues

For many, the ‘post-graduation blues’ are becoming all too frequent. However, it’s a rising issue that’s still not really spoken about. Why is that?  Well on the whole, it’s not guaranteed that the post-grad blues will effect everyone. Some people slip into another routine quick enough after graduation that they don’t realise the shift in life dynamics from being a student to being a worker. They have a whole new routine to anticipate, work around and fill their time with. But what happens if you find yourself moving back home, without work, and compromising your newfound independence?  Living with family…

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Digital Passport: Your Pass to a Promising Career in Digital Marketing

Book review: Digital Passport: Your Pass to a Promising Career in Digital Marketing by Hafiz Muhammed Ali   The booming digital marketing industry isn’t just for creatives, darling – it’s the go-to career of choice for language, maths and science graduates, too, finds Lucy Bryson. By Lucy Bryson By 2020, experts reckon there will be 150,000 digital jobs up for grabs – with not enough digital professionals to fill them. It’s a boon for those studying digital marketing, but it’s good news for the rest of the student population, too. The digital skills gap is widening at such a pace…

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29 things you’ll do as a fresher

Ah, the big move to uni. You’ve bundled all your belongings into the car, said a teary goodbye to mum/dad/gran/siblings, and bought your body weight in baked beans and pasta (just to be on the safe side). What’s next? Fresher’s week, and all the fun, chaos, and humiliation that it brings with it. Here’s 29 things you’ll undoubtedly do as a Fresher. #relatable. #awkward.    Meet your flatmates. Have the ‘what are you studying?’ conversation around 782 times in the first week. Decorate your room with fairy lights (an adorably cliché way of decorating) Run out of drawing pins to…

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Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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