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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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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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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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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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Eva doing pharmacy lab work.

What is it like studying a pharmacy degree?

Hi, I’m Eva and I’m a third year Pharmacy MPharm student. Here is my experience of studying at University of Brighton – from lectures and work experience to getting support, my favourite places, social life, living in Brighton, and tips on making and saving money. How I found university different from college I struggled with…

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Top tips for saving money at uni

The cost of living makes savvy spending at university crucial. Here our students give their tips to keep on top of the bottom line, whether through part-time work, smart shopping or applying for student loans

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Commuting to university: 3 tips for students

I commute to university and I’d like share my advice for students thinking about doing it. I’m Angelica and I’m studying English Literature and Creative Writing BA. Here are my tips on how to save time and money, so that commuting to university works for you. Top 3 tips for commuting to university 1. Buy…

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Eva

Working whilst studying at Brighton

As amazing as it feels to receive your first student loan drop, and finally be able to buy all the things you want to buy with your own money, the reality is that it doesn’t last forever. Many factors are at play; including your student loan amount, parental or family support, saving, spending, and other…

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Student money management – my top tips!

Rent, food, alcohol, books and all the other essentials you need to buy at Uni will all add up on your bank statement and as the lovely sum of money you started with at the beginning of Freshers week has depleted now the only thing you can afford on your shopping list is a packet…

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