How to balance a job whilst at University

We all receive a student loan, however for many of us it barely covers our rent and food basics – let alone new clothes, endless takeaways and going out every week. Over half of students in full time education have a part time job alongside their studies to help them financially , but it’s important to make sure university work comes first. Here’s help on how to make sure you keep your degree your first priority. Be smart from the startAccording to the National Association of Student Employment Service, the popular limit for a part-time job is 15 hours per week….

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Typical exam time library dwellers

At this point in the year we’re all busy working away, ready for the dreaded January exams and deadline dates. By now, if you aren’t in the library by 10am the likeliness of getting a computer/tablet space is slim to none unless you wait until 7pm when the day dwellers start to scatter and it begins to quieten down again. If you are a frequent library attendee during January and May then you will have started to notice the types of people that end up gathering here. The Last Minuter This person will usually arrive at 3pm on a Sunday…

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Keep on top of life during assessment period

It’s that time of year, again, assessment upon assessment. Ranging from essays to exams to dissertation meetings. It can take months to realise what helps you work to the best of your ability but here are some tips on how to deal with life during assessment period… Stock up on food – Take advantage of those great deals on chocolate, biscuits and sweets because when you’re up late writing those last 200 words on your essay, they will help you through. Get other jobs done first – Put away your floordrobe and do your washing up so crucial time won’t…

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How to avoid deadline stress

Every year, the university campus remains fairly quiet and relaxed with everyone spending their free time shopping in the city centre or having a between-lecture drink in the Student Union. That is, until the dreaded fortnight before everything is due to be handed in. Suddenly, the library is jam packed 24 hours a day, every single book you need is on loan for at least a month and you begin to wonder just quite when you’re going to get everything done – if ever. We’ve put together five top tips for avoiding a stressful deadline week. This year, instead of…

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Can you balance a part time job whilst at university?

We all know the student life doesn’t come cheap these days; between the cost of clothes, food and the fact that there’s something going on almost every night, the pennies just won’t stretch that far for us students. So when your bank balance is coming up zero and it comes down to the choice of missing out or getting a job most of us opt for getting a job…after the obvious first choice of seeing how much we can ‘borrow’ from our parents. Here are five quick tips that every student looking for a part time job needs to remember:…

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