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Parent and guardian guide to university
Finance

Parent and guardian guide to university

Planning for university is exciting but can also feel like entering the unknown, whether you’re a student or the parent/guardian of one. To help make the transition a smooth one, we’ve put together some helpful tips for parents of university students, so you can be happy.

Posted 26 February 2021
A guide to gift giving on a student budget
Finance

A guide to gift giving on a student budget

The festive season is upon us and, although things are looking quite different in true 2020 style, we’re still anticipating all the good stuff that this time of year brings: mulled drinks, mince pies and way too much Mariah. But what about gifts?

Posted 27 November 2020
7 student money-saving tips ahead of Black Friday
Finance

7 student money-saving tips ahead of Black Friday

With all that 2020 has thrown our way, it’s easy to dismiss Black Friday this year. Students have enough to pay for already, right? Its sensible to budget, sure, and with festivities approaching best not to turn full spree-shopper – but at this point, a treat is more than.

Posted 19 November 2020
Valentines Day on a budget
Finance

Valentines Day on a budget

Need some budget friendly ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day? We've got you covered!

Posted 14 February 2020
See the world for less
Finance , Travel

See the world for less

Rachel from our customer experience team explains how you can still travel as a student without blowing your budget.

Posted 12 December 2018
Worrying about student finance? We can help!
Finance

Worrying about student finance? We can help!

Struggling to manage your student finance? Don't worry, we can help!

Posted 04 September 2018
Budget birthday ideas to celebrate at university
Finance

Budget birthday ideas to celebrate at university

Want to keep costs low but spirits high? Host your own party on a shoestring budget!

Posted 03 July 2018
How to make money from junk
Finance

How to make money from junk

Has university life turned you into a bit of a hoarder? Perhaps you’re struggling for space and need to get rid so your new succulent has a place to live. Whether you’re looking to sell old junk to make space, or to help pad out your wallet, we’ll show you how to make money.

Posted 12 June 2018
6 of the best part-time jobs for students
Finance

6 of the best part-time jobs for students

Looking for a bit of extra-income while at university? Perhaps it's time to consider making some extra money with a part-time university job. We've compiled six of the best part-time jobs for full-time students to help you start beefing your finances up.

Posted 23 January 2018