Five Ways to “Get Rich Quick!”

Every student has this problem. You’ve reached the end of your student loan, and your bank account is looking pretty thirsty at £3.74. So how can you make money without giving up too much of your time to a part-time job? Here are some great sites which can provide you with the opportunities to make some fast cash. 1. Music Magpie Music Magpie gives you cash for all your old CDs, DVDs, games, clothes and tech. All you have to do is enter the barcode, or the brand, and they will tell you how much it’s all worth. Once you’ve uploaded all…

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Fancy Dress on a Budget? No Problem.

Creating a fancy dress outfit on your poor student budget couldn’t be easier, thanks to shops such as Primark and Poundland. There’s no need to be ashamed of homemade outfits, as these are usually the best! It’s so easy to create your own, rather than pay for something from eBay. (Although I’m definitely not ruling that out, I found a great Robin Hood outfit on there!)   Robbers: This one is great, as dressing up as a robber on a budget couldn’t be easier! All you’ll need is a black and white stripy top (easily found in Primark/H&M/Peacocks) and some…

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Is University Worth It?

With all the controversy over the recent change in student fees, the obvious con to attending university is starting adult life with a possible debt of £27,000. This is a daunting thought, but are the fees really as bad as they seem? As a first year student at Leeds Metropolitan, I will give my perspective on university life and answer the question many young adults who are considering going to university, are now asking themselves, ‘is it worth it?’ Before I begin, I will say that university life is not for everyone. As well as a lot of drunken nights…

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5 Student-Savvy Money Saving Tips

When it comes to being a student there are many obstacles you will come across. One of the biggest ones is money; how to spend it, how to save it and all that goes in-between. Living by yourself for the first time (and being given a big student loan) can mean that it’s all been wasted within the first month of uni life. Well here a few tips on how to save some of the pennies: 1. Take advantage of all student offers: Ask every shop if they offer student discount. Many shops, including Topshop and Urban Outfitters, offer 10% student…

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Student Loans – How to spend them wisely

Moving out of the family home and fending for yourself when first starting university is daunting.  Living for the first year in halls of residence, however, usually means your utility bills are included in the rent and the lease term is geared specifically to university term times. Second year students, however, are faced with living in private rented accommodation, with the added responsibility for gas, water and electricity bills as well as a longer lease term which your maintenance grant/loan may not cover. Here are 4 ways to save money whilst at university: 1.  Shop for bargains – watch notice…

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