Reading list tips

Being at University, one thing you will undoubtedly need is books…and sometimes lots of them. Depending on your course, you might only need one key textbook or several. As an English student, I know the sinking feeling when you get the reading list and realise you’ll need to be shelling out at least £100. The…

Student discount round-up

The first thing every student should look to do would be getting student discounts. They help out massively with keeping costs down and mean that you don’t have to compromise on things that you enjoy. So here is my round-up of the best ways to get a discount and what some of their best offers…

Budgeting

There are lots of scary and exciting parts of coming to university, and the feelings of freedom and independence incorporate both emotions. A significant part this independence includes taking care of your own finances, and speaking from experience, most eighteen-year-olds haven’t had to budget much – especially in order to pay for rent and food…

Exploring the UK on a budget

One of the biggest perks of being a student is having time. Even if you are super ambitious, diligent, participate in societies and have a job, there’ll be free weekends, free afternoons, free mornings or even whole weeks without lectures. You’ll very likely never have this much time to do whatever you want again. When I…

Student traveller: Going abroad on a budget

It’s coming up to the end of the university year and the beginning of a long summer break. Maybe you have some money saved up that’s burning a hole in your pocket, or maybe (most likely) you don’t. In any case , I would like to share my advice on making the most of your time off,…

5 days, 5 different meals for £1 each – is it possible?

I always end up spending more than I would like to on food, and the frustrating thing is this sometimes comes out of my student loan (I’m sure I’m not the only one). Healthy and quite different meals for under £1? You must think I’m bonkers, but for 5 days I tried to cook cheap meals…

A day in the life of a student… trying to save money!

I’ve seen many of these types of articles online before, as I’m sure you have as well, but I’m going to sum up some great websites that I have used myself throughout my time at University and that I would definitely recommend. A few of these I haven’t seen mentioned in a lot of other…