Here’s How To Save Money On Your Summer Holiday

Your exams are done, all coursework has been handed in and the prospect of a jam-packed social calendar for summer ahead. Except there’s just one problem. You’re skint. Yep, we’ve all been there as we anxiously input our pin number and felt the dread wash over us as we patiently wait for our bank balance to reveal itself on our banking app. When you’re bogged down by uni work, saying yes to every social opportunity presented to you for the summer period seems a good idea. Holiday? Yes please! Festival? Oh, go on then! Visit to a uni friend’s hometown?…

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Summer Holiday on a Student Budget

You’ve made it to the end of the University year, which probably means you have just gone through a few weeks of intense exams, essays, presentations and all the fun stuff that comes with gaining a degree. Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate with all the new friends you’ve made… but there’s just one problem… With the last installment of your student loan a distant memory; you may all be facing a very tight budget. If the balance is that low, of course my advice is: do not spend what little you do have on a big holiday!…

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Can Student Digs Inspire a Solution To The UK’s Lack Of Housing?

If you’re living in ‘student digs’ you may be bemused that student style residences have been suggested as a possible answer to the demand for more accommodation, especially in London and other major UK cities. They are, of course, referring to the newer style of purpose built developments springing up in university cities and towns throughout the UK. Indeed, as well as developers investing in the student accommodation market, many universities have capitalised on the investment potential of stylish new student residences. These are a great improvement on the out-dated ‘digs’ that housed earlier generations of students – places that…

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Busting Myths: Healthy eating on a student budget

They say ‘you are what you eat’, yet I don’t remember eating a lazy, borderline alcoholic. A recent survey showed that 46% of fresher’s miss their mums cooking -and when you have spent the first week away from home, either inebriated or hungover and incapable of mustering up anything more advanced that toast, it’s not hard to see why… The Daily Mail recently printed the headline, ‘The average student gains two stone in the first year of university’, or as it is more commonly known ‘the fresher’s fifteen’. However, according to research conducted by health- shake brand Herbalife three-quarters of…

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Bye Bye Beans! Live the Student Life in Style

The phrase ‘student life’ brings to mind the following scenario (something which I am sure many of you are familiar with). You know the drill; you’re sat constantly checking your bank account waiting for your student loan to arrive with the anticipation of no longer having to live off beans on toast… and then all hell breaks loose. All of a sudden you’ve purchased all of the items in your ASOS saved list, nabbed those festival tickets, booked a holiday to celebrate the end of term and gone out-out! And before you know it, it’s back to beans on toast because…

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