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How I maximise my money

Something I feel a lot of students worry about, before, during and after their university experience is money – how much they need, where to get it and where to spend it to make it go furthest. I know I personally try to make my money go further.  I have compiled a few of the…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

University is a big deal – your life is about to change in ways you won’t imagine. We all reflect and wish we knew things we didn’t at the time. So, here are 5 things I wish I had known before coming to university. University as an experience  There’s a cliché saying you’ll be constantly hearing right now: ‘Don’t worry – everyone…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

Here is a rundown of 5 things I wish I had known before I started at university that I think would have really helped make the process smoother, easier and cheaper!   You don’t need to buy as much as you think. When buying your kit to bring with you, only buy the essentials, everyone I know…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

That everyone is in the same boat and WANTS to make friends  I was nervous before going to university in September and spent quite a lot of time worrying that I would not make good friends. However, during freshers everybody is in the same boat and wants to make friends, so there really is not…

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Living in halls: A students survival guide

Starting university is exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for those moving away from home. You may not know anyone, and/or you may be living independently for the first time. Either way, nerves are normal; everybody feels this way.   I decided to move from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Brighton. I had only visited Brighton once and didn’t know the…

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5 things I wish I knew before university

Learn from me and don’t overpack!!   Prior to moving to university, I created a huge excel spreadsheet and watched plenty of YouTube videos of what to bring to university and although this is very organised. I found that I could have saved myself a lot of time unpacking and money by waiting till I got…

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Saving money!

One very important thing we all struggle with is saving money and at university this becomes even more important. Even a fiver can make all the difference! My best tip to save money is cutting back on your electrics, water and gas to save on bills. Not only does this save you money but of…

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