Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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Why we don’t learn about money in school

Schools have failed us. We’re not taught how to do taxes, what a mortgage is or even how to get a good job. All everyone seems to say is: go to university, get good grades and get a stable job. No one tells us how to save, how to budget and whether we should be thinking about retirement. And that scares me. There’s a ton of financial knowledge that I lack because of this. And I’ve had to teach myself how to start investing, how to budget, how to earn good money and even how to open a bank account….

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The real cost of living as a student

The cost of student living is a frequent source of controversy in the UK, and with tuition fees rising to eye-watering levels it can be hard to see how it’s possible for people to study without it costing a small fortune. So how much does it really cost to live as a student? We’ve put together a guide to give those of you planning to go to university some help with budgeting. Average course costs The average costs of studying in full-time higher education are the same across England and are estimated to be at least £22,200 per year, with…

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Let’s talk about money!

Are you a student struggling with money? Do you just wish you could forget about it and fully enjoy uni life? I bet a majority of you don’t know about the many different ways to save and earn money while studying! For example, did you know you can be supported and employed by your university’s Job Shop?  It’s an actual agency which helps students get involved in work experience. It also offers a wide range of opportunities of casual jobs. Very easy to fit in your busy schedule! Looking for a part time job? I would suggest you to start…

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Tetley Tea Product Review

If you’re a tea lover, then this is the blog post for you. – With Tetley’s bringing out new tea ranges, you’ve got the best opportunity to widen your tea-taste-buds whilst picking up the health benefits that the teas include.  Get summer ready with Tetley’s new tea! With exciting new flavours for you to try, along come even more health benefits for you!   Tetley were kind enough to send me over a few samples of their new teas. Over a few weeks, me and multiple family members have been reviewing these products ready for you. You might be thinking… How is…

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