Budgeting: How do I do it?

As a student, money is usually pretty tight. To make sure you’re never shocked by the number you see on your screen or the cashpoint when you check your balance and to make sure you haven’t got scary red bills coming through your letterbox, here are some tips to help manage your finances. Essentials: First of all you need to work out guaranteed monthly outgoings, i.e. the money that you will spend no matter what. Typically this will include rent, utility bills, phone and internet bills and any other direct debits you have, for example a gym membership. Work the…

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Are you making the most of your time at University?

What better way to make new friends and make the most of your time at university than joining clubs and societies? As a keen, active fresher myself last year, Septembers fair was a haven of opportunity to me. With so many broad and exciting options stood in front of me, the big question was where to start! As a second year Public Relations and Marketing student, I’m kept on my toes involving myself and competing for a range of sporting and business clubs and societies. University societies not only enhance your CV to give you that edge over others, but…

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Why Should You Study Abroad?

Over the years more people from other countries have decided to pack their bags and study abroad! Overseas education is the hot favourite in today’s age. The question obviously sparks, why do students prefer Overseas Education? There are a number of reasons for this change in ambition! Today’s student does not alone satisfy themselves with the plan of obtaining education and a degree but also the wider desire to travel, gain experiences and expose themselves to so much more by studying overseas. Furthermore students prefer globally accepted degrees, which are welcomed in all countries. The possibility to travel and live anywhere…

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The seven student shopping tips that will leave you with more style for your money

  Living on a student budget isn’t the easiest of tasks and with more going on than ever before it is important not to compromise your style for the sake of a good time. Here are seven short tips that will help you maintain your style without emptying your purse.     1. Pick quality over quantity  Primark may seem like a quick fix to your clothing problems, but a quick fix it is. We tend to buy cheaper clothes so we can have more clothes but this is one of societies biggest style faux pas. You must always keep…

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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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