NUS Extra – Discounts and Money Saving Offers

NUS, the national voice of students, are a confederation of 600 students unions and an organisation that represents the interests of more than seven million of us across the UK. As part of their service, they exclusively offer students a card that comes fully-loaded with all sorts of discounts and offers. The card initially costs £12 but you quickly get that (and more) in return in the savings you make, making the card really handy if you are looking to make your money go just that little bit further. The NUS Extra card has offers and discounts to appeal to…

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Are there actually jobs after University?

Why bother going to University? I mean what actually is the point? Fees are on the rise and job opportunities are falling! So why should young people dive into debt and go to University? Though job opportunities are bleak at the moment that shouldn’t deter anyone from going to University and gaining a degree; what sort of character would you build, or experiences would you gain if life was easy? Or if the second you were handed your degree you were also handed a job? In life you need to realise you can’t run before you can walk and you…

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5 Brain Foods: Perfect for Exam Revision

Towards exam season, my Mum insists on making me take Omega 3 (fish oil) tablets, as apparently they work as “brain fuel” and help you retain knowledge. Now, these tablets taste absolutely disgusting, so I’ve been on a mission to find some better tasting, more enjoyable brain foods, which I can snack on during one of many cramming sessions.   1. Blueberries Blueberries are thought to prevent or delay short-term memory loss, meaning you’re likely to remember the important details in that crucial exam. Blueberries taste delicious and are available in all supermarkets, so there are no excuses. British Blueberries are usually…

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Work Experience: What’s in it for me?

Vocational courses such as Public Relations and Journalism often require students to go out and get hands on experience through regular work experience. What are the benefits of such work experience though? A detailed portfolio When that dreaded time comes of looking for a placement year or graduate scheme, you have evidence of what you are capable of. This will make you stand out against students that haven’t done any work experience as it shows you are willing and capable. It can impress potential employers, especially when you have had work experience with credible and well reputed companies but it…

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Five Ways to “Get Rich Quick!”

Every student has this problem. You’ve reached the end of your student loan, and your bank account is looking pretty thirsty at £3.74. So how can you make money without giving up too much of your time to a part-time job? Here are some great sites which can provide you with the opportunities to make some fast cash. 1. Music Magpie Music Magpie gives you cash for all your old CDs, DVDs, games, clothes and tech. All you have to do is enter the barcode, or the brand, and they will tell you how much it’s all worth. Once you’ve uploaded all…

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