Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Tip 12 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

Today is our final festive (money saving) tip of the season. We know that for many of us Christmas will be like no other this year. If you’re not going to be able to catch up with loved ones in person during the holiday, or spend time with those who live further afield, or not…

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Tip 11 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

Did somebody say free (or very cheap) Christmas? With one week to go and you’ve not even got started with any preparation – cards, gifts, activities, entertainment, food – you’ll find that there is a fine line between perfection and utter disaster. Many shops will sell off their excess products in the run up to…

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Tip 10 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas)

Winner, winner, chicken dinner? With social distancing restrictions in place this year and limitations on mixing with other households over the festive season, you may be planning on making your own Christmas dinner for the first time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of cooking and the thought of the supermarket food shop is…

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Tip 9 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

Christmas is the season of good will and giving, so instead of buying a thing for a loved one, you pledge to make a charity donation of your choosing on their behalf. You then tell them about this in a Christmas card. Everybody gets to feel better and nobody gets pointless stuff they don’t need…

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Tip 8 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

Welcome to week 3 of the Student Advice Service’s 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas We have been posting daily tips on the Student Advice blog to help you keep on track financially during the lead up to Christmas. For our 8th tip, we want to share the joy of the element of surprise. If…

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Tip 7 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

We’re at the halfway point of 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas, brought to you by the Student Advice Service. So far we have avoided talking about buying stuff, but for the next couple of days (1 tip a day) we are going to share a couple of money saving spending tips. You can use…

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Tip 6 of the 12 (money saving) tips of Christmas

On the sixth day of 12 Tips, the Student Advice team offers you: If you’re going away over Christmas, don’t leave your packing until the last minute. Take time when considering what to pack – if you forget any essential items you may find you’ll have to spend on duplicates and some shops may not…

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Tip 5 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

On the fifth day of 12 Tips, the Student Advice team offers you: Another creative offering – everyone loves a homemade gift, so why not try your hand at something culinary. You could be the next star baker, kimchi king, truffle maker extraordinaire, princess of preserves, president of pickles.   There are channels aplenty dedicated…

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Tip 4 of the 12 Tips of Christmas

For some, this lockdown experience has taught us that maybe we don’t need so much ‘stuff’ – clothes, trinkets, shoes, jewellery, accessories, homewares, equipment. For today’s suggestion, we have a double whammy – 2 tips in one! On the fourth day of 12 Tips, the Student Advice team offers you: If you need to generate…

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Tip 3 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

We are entering week 2 of the Student Advice Service’s 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas If you’re a little late to the party, don’t worry, you can catch up with the latest posts on the Student Advice blog or subscribe to receive the posts direct into your inbox – don’t worry we don’t normally…

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