Cheap and Easier Ways to Travel

As a student you are going to be doing a lot of travelling around the town whether it is to uni, to a night out, to work, to the shops or even just getting home. Public transport is your new best friend. But getting from place to place doesn’t have to cost you an ‘arm and a leg’. There are plenty of ways in which you can save money when travelling to your next destination. Train Travelling by train is often the most efficient way to get around. Check out National Rail for train times and to book trains in advance. By booking trains…

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Studying Abroad: Zaragoza, Spain

I chose to study in Spain because it’s a really sunny country and I wanted a tan. It’s as simple as that. Last week, it was 18º; today, it snowed. That’s the first thing you should know before going abroad – don’t choose where you’re going because of what you think the weather’s going to be like. Don’t get me wrong though, when I first got here (in September); it was about 30 something degrees. It’s not all beaches and sunshine though. In Zaragoza, it’s more like brutal winds and more brutal winds. It’s in a really awkward place 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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Have you got a student work space FROM HELL?

Being a student can be seriously difficult. With all your lectures, tutorials and assignments, favourite TV shows, not to mention keeping up with your social life, we know it’s tough to stay on top of the little things…like cleaning your room! But like it or not, it’s important to have an ordered and tidy work space available for your studies, but for many, that’s not possible when you’ve barley got enough space in your room to open the door! Here at Student Wire, we want to help. We’re offering you the opportunity to win a professional cleaner, a powerful Adobe…

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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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