The ultimate festival survival guide!

I can almost guarantee that your recent search history looks like this: What to take to a festival? Can you take a camping stove? What should I expect? Go-to festival outfits. How much money should I take?  Well, you can stop searching because this is your… Ultimate Festival Survival Guide! Packing: Let’s be honest, since you bought your festival…

Advice for applicants

You’ve submitted your UCAS application (finally) and now the offers are rolling in. Whether you firmed your offer straight away, or are sat waiting for one to come through, there are a few things you can do now to start to prepare yourself for coming to the University of Lincoln in September. Well, anything to…

Why freelancing online is a great way to work at Uni

Attending university can be tough financially, regardless of the loans you receive or the support you get from family. Chances are at some point you will want to get a job for extra income. Fortunately giving up your evenings and weekends to work in bars and restaurants is not your only option. Online freelancing offers…

Buying Christmas presents without going bankrupt

Everyone knows that Christmas is an expensive time of year. More so when your student loan is dwindling, and you’re waiting desperately for that next Student Finance text so that you can afford the fancy pasta again. Christmas parties, Christmas food and decorations can all increase the financial burden at this time of year. And…

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…

Running a society

I have been Treasurer for the Fashion and Design Society (FAD) for the past 2 years now, and during this time I have learnt a lot about the different procedures that the Students Union requires. So, I thought it might be interesting for future students wondering whether they should take up society position to give…

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…

So you’ve got your place…now what?

It’s results day! Maybe you got your place, or maybe you’ve picked something new. Either way in just over a month you’ll be leaving your school or college behind to start the latest chapter in your life. But where to start? With such a dramatic lifestyle change ahead it’s time to get your affairs in order….

Managing to manage money

Money is a big deal at university, mostly because you don’t have very much. So, I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact since no-one sugar-coats my bank statements.

Money and Time Saving Tips

Whilst at university you may find yourself tight on both money and time, so here are some tips I have picked up over the last 3 years.

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…

Smart style – fashion on a budget!

I love clothes, who doesn’t? But, if you’re like me and you can’t help feeling disheartened every time you walk into Topshop and there isn’t a sale, staying fashion-forward can seem pretty unaffordable. Since starting uni I’ve learnt that the Achilles heel to my over-ambitious saving plan is my constant want to shop – and…