Student jobs: teaching among the greats

The festive season and beginning of the new year can be an expensive time, with lots of celebrating, buying gifts and going out. Who doesn’t want to start the new year with a more practical approach to their finances? Now is the perfect time to think about finding a new job and earning some money. Having a job can also give you a chance to make new friends and contacts, try something different, and get some all-important work experience. Here are some of the more attractive options available to students, including opportunities to teach where some of the greatest teachers…

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Second-year student guide: paying bills responsibly

Having to start paying bills in the second year of university can be daunting, and you might be tempted to avoid checking your bank balance. In a recent survey conducted by online student bill-sharing tool Split The Bills, a quarter (24.3%) of young people who took part said they don’t check how much their bills cost. However, being in denial about what you can afford can quickly lead to debt, so it’s crucial that you get organised and pay bills responsibly. Ashley Tate, chief executive officer at Split The Bills, said: “Don’t ignore your bills—make sure you sort them out…

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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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Top tips for packing hand luggage for a weekend break

Considering a weekend break is just a short period away, lugging around a large suitcase really wouldn’t be necessary for this kind of travel. Plus, being a student you’d want to save as much money as possible. It means you can avoid paying that little extra for additional suitcases and instead, put this saving towards your spending money! You might not think that taking just hand luggage will be able to carry all the items you require, but when it’s done properly it can be relatively easy to pack for a weekend away with a lot less stuff. Here are…

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New Year (high) resolutions? Earn cash selling your videos online

Welcome to January, the month many of us kick off with resolutions of the ‘must do better …’ kind. According to Statista, saving money / spending less sits 4th in the top 10 new year resolutions for 2019, whilst variations on a theme of saving money, spending less and earning more feature throughout the many resolutions and intentions posts trending across the blog-sphere, including here at Student Wire [anchor text for SW internal blog post link]. And if you’re a student you’ll certainly know why! After all, there’s nothing like almost a month of seasonal celebrating to empty a bank…

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