Valentine’s Day on a student budget

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and for those of you who are finding yourselves in the position of being both a significant other and a university student who is strapped for cash, V-Day can often leave you in a pickle. To help you out, we’ve decided to share our nuggets of wisdom with you in order to solve possible money problems on Cupid’s favourite day of the year.  Handwritten and handmade  If you’re really, seriously strapped for cash this Valentine’s, a simple way to your other half’s heart could be through something handcrafted. Avoid large, OTT cards from high street…

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Valentines Day: How to do romance on a student budget

Valentine’s Day is only around the corner, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re single or coupled up there is no escaping February 14th. With the big day fast approaching you’d better have something prepared. I understand the thought of being soppy (especially when you’re only ‘seeing’ someone) can be somewhat cringeworthy. Im not talking about writing love letters or spending the day confessing your love for one another, it’s a chance to celebrate and who the hell would say no to making plans when there is an opportunity to have some fun. However, it can get a little pricey especially when you’re…

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Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Now that Christmas is over the next thing on our minds is, of course, Valentine’s Day. Soon the shops will be awash with every heart themed item imaginable, more pink foiled chocolates than you know what to do with post-Christmas and sparkling diamonds. Not to mention restaurant emails pinging in your inbox every five minutes promising to offer you the meal of a lifetime with 2 course and a bottle of bubbly.  Because love is about flash gifts to show your partner how much you love them, right? Wrong. Valentine’s isn’t just about spending time with that special someone or…

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How to keep the spark when you’re miles apart

Everyone who has experienced a long distance relationship will understand just how difficult it can be, but when you’re students at different Universities it can be more of a challenge than you ever expected. You’ve been with your partner for months/years, you’re happily in love, the longest you’ve spent apart isn’t anything more than 24 hours, but now you’re both heading off on your separate ways – often to Universities that are miles away from each other. So what can you do to make sure you get through 3 or more years of University? Firstly, before you even say your goodbyes…

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Long Distance Relationships at University, and how to make it work

In the months/years leading up to your time at university you’ve been happily loved-up and now you’re about to head your separate ways to opposite ends of the country for university. While this can seem like the end of the world, with some careful planning and work from both sides it is manageable. First of all you need to have “the talk”. Discuss openly and honestly what you both want out of the relationship and whether you think it will work while you’re apart. For things to end well you both need to start off on the same page. Once…

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