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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Getting a summer job

So, exams are over and you suddenly find yourself with a load of free time. After discovering there is only so much TOWIE you can catch up with (or Jeremy Kyle if you’re anything like me), and there is only so much sleeping you can do before it hits you – you’re broke. Once the novelty factor of all this extra time hits you, you realise that not only are you broke but you can’t even afford to have fun. If only it was possible to do nothing for 3 months whilst still receiving money at the end of the…

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Working in a bar is the perfect job for any student

It is possibly the most social job in the whole wide world Housemates gone away for the weekend or had a fall out with your misses? No worries. It’s a given, you spend all day talking to random members of the public who are there to have a good time. Queue groups of football fans, hen parties and the occasional lonely drinker and you’ve always got someone to have a laugh with or get an interesting story from. Not forgetting the staff nights out… There is literally alcohol EVERYWHERE Got that friend who is always out and always seems to…

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Jump in the deep end and work for a smaller business

So, exams are finally over, it’s time to celebrate, down to the pub you go as the euphoria of completing one of the toughest years of your life washes over you. This feeling is amazing, at least while it lasts, before you learn that many of your friends seem to have jobs they can’t stop talking about – or at least loads of interviews set up with massive companies. The guilt starts creeping in, as you are forced to consider your next steps…you know what you should do, apply to KPMG, Sainsbury’s or another behemoth. That’s what will impress everyone…

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Fresher’s for Free – 5 ways to wing your first weeks at Uni

Your first few weeks at uni are the ideal time to taste the nightlife of your new surroundings, meet great friends and generally have the time of your young adult life. And when the student loan arrives in your bank account, you can feel like a vodka-drinking student on champagne wages. But tighten those purse strings- there’s no need to splurge all your new-found pennies in the first week on UV paint and novelty glasses. Instead, follow our handy guide and do fresher’s on the cheap. It’s a foolproof way to have a week of free uni fun you’ll never…

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