Top tips on how to manage your money

Loan day is every student’s favourite day, you’ve probably already planned what you’re going to spend your money on – especially as the January sales will be enticing you to buy a new wardrobe! This is when you need to stop and think. Do you really need to spend your loan on new clothes, or the deposit for your summer holiday? Follow these simple tips to make sure you manage your student loan better: 1)      Work out a weekly budget It still might be possible for you to book a holiday or buy a few items of clothes – you…

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So what happens after Fresher’s Week?

Fresher’s really is the best time of the year for any student, but not as much as first year students! A new city, new accommodation and new people to meet – it really is a ‘diving into the deep end’ situation. But what happens now? Fresher’s is over, you have deadlines approaching and your loan is running out…this is advice on how to cope now you have settled in. If I were to only give you one tip, it would be to use your time wisely! This may feel like your mum is giving you another lecture but as a…

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How to stay organised. Save time. Use a template.

Managing your work life, social life and not to mention budget can often be confusing and time consuming. Fear not, there are ways to stay ahead of the game, keep your life in check and manage the more boring aspects leaving you time to plan a get together with friends and even produce some professional invitations. Did you know that Microsoft Office  gives you easy access to hundreds of useful templates to help with your studies as well as to have fun with? Here’s a few we have picked out for you … Timetables – Here’s just one example of…

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Budget the right way with Mobile Banking

Starting uni is undoubtedly one of the most exciting life experiences you will ever go through. Meeting new friends, partying, starting lectures, joining sports groups – the list is endless. In between all of this, keeping track of your finances can be hard. Luckily NatWest’s student account makes managing your money easier.  Combine that with a budget plan using Office 365 and you will be sure to stay ‘out of the red’ … Budget the right way with Mobile Banking: Leaving home and learning to manage your own finances is much harder than you may think. We all take for…

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Throwing a Dinner Party? You need Project Professional …

Over the summer holidays it is often the case that funds start to dwindle and splashing the cash on a night out has become a thing of the past – at least until you get your next student loan instalment. So what has become a sophisticated alternative is to throw a dinner party for you and your friends. Whether you’re a little nervous as a first-time host or you’re a veteran who wants to be more organised, fear not as help is at hand. Microsoft Project Professional can help you take the stress away. I don’t know about anyone else…

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