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Doris with the Pantry

Supporting Students with the cost of living: Brighton Students’ Union

Hi everyone, I am Ilia Brighton Students’ Union President, along with the University, we’re committed to easing the pressures of the cost of living and making sure you have the support you need to thrive at university. Check out some of the ways that we are supporting our students: The Pantry Running low on money…

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Colourful terrace of houses in Brighton

Budget-Friendly Living: Student savings strategies

For many of us receiving our student loan payments, it’ll be the first time in our lives we’ve ever had that much money. However, with the new found freedom of student life, all that money can end up getting spent surprisingly quickly, especially with cost of living affecting us all. To ensure  that you’re able…

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laptop and coffee

Maximising student discounts

Hi, my name is Zuzana and I am here to share with you some tips on how to get the most out of your student discount! Grab your student ID and get ready to maximise your discounts. Now is the time to turn your status as a student into a superpower for saving. Always ask…

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North Laine shopping

A student’s guide to a budget-friendly day out in Brighton

Hello everyone! My name is Angelica, and I’m here to share with you some ideas for a fun day out in Brighton on a budget. Continue reading for a full day of activities for under £10! Explore Brighton for free Being on a student budget can be challenging, but there’s plenty of fun things you…

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Smart Savings: A student’s guide to budgeting success at university

Managing your finances at university might feel overwhelming but do not fear—I’ve got a budgeting strategy that’s been such a great tool for keeping me on track. Let’s dive into my approach of categorising using money pots.  Mastering the four money pots  So, you’ve got four money pots, and you’re going to want two sets—one…

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Serena, student profile image

Budget friendly meal planning: eating well on a student budget

Hello everyone! My name is Serena, and I am here to share with you my tried and tested advice for eating good food on a student budget.  Shopping – budget supermarkets are your bestie  Eating well on a student budget can be challenging, but with a bit of planning and smart shopping, it becomes much…

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Seniz Mustafa, studying Ecology and conservation MSci

My Clearing Story: Seniz

I always knew I would attend university, particularly entering secondary school. However, I wasn’t clear on what I wanted to study as I enjoyed many different areas of biology and history, but at A-level, I found a deeper interest in evolution and nature-based science. I applied through Clearing as I didn’t get the results I…

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Sonia Kibet is studying civil engineering

My Clearing Story: Getting help as an international student in Clearing

Attending university had always been a dream for me since the first career talk I had at my primary school. Towards the end of the academic year, our schools arranged for some successful people to speak to us about the importance of having a goal to work towards. They asked each of us what we…

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Elianne Pekoulis David is studying Architecture BA(Hons)

My Clearing Story: Finding accommodation for my architecture degree

For a bit of background about me, I have always wanted to come to university, as personally it looked like the best pathway for what I wanted to study. I have known I wanted to study architecture since I was a little girl as I was always fascinated by it and by the dream of…

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Undine Evalde with one of her architecture projects

A day in the life of an architecture student

Before starting my studies as a Architecture BA(Hons) student, I knew close to nothing about the field. Now looking back on it I believe it was what enticed me. Let’s delve deeper into the last year of my studies to highlight what a day in a life of an architecture student might entail.

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