Top 10 money-saving tips from students, and the best of the rest

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At our recent Money Week event, we asked students for their top money-saving tips in exchange for one of our useful (and attractive) branded lunch-bags – here are the most popular tips* grouped by topic, and a few of our favourites too:

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Money Week 2020

Coming soon – ‘Spend healthy – live healthy: sustainable money’

Every year, the Financial Guidance team hosts National Student Money Week (NSMW) to highlight the financial support and guidance available at the University of Northampton. This year’s theme is ‘Spend healthy – live healthy: sustainable money’, and we will focus on how to make changes to be a happier, healthier, and more sustainable spender. 

Our Money Week runs from 10 – 14 February – we’ll be available on the ground floor of the Learning Hub on Tuesday 11 February and Thursday 13 February from 10am – 3pm with competitions, freebies, information, etc, and more.

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How to make a salad in a jar

As part of our Money Week event (10 – 14 February 2020), we’re giving away 12oz (340g) glass jars for our competition to win a fitness tracker – simply create a ‘Meal in a Jar’, send us a photo with your recipe through either Facebook or Instagram (further Terms and Conditions apply).

If you’d like some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place – here is our guide to making a simple, quick and easy ‘salad in a jar’, packed with layers of colour and flavour.

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‘Fakeaway’ Competition Terms and Conditions

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As part of our Money Week 20 event, we are running a ‘Fakeaway’ competition to win £100 – here are the terms and conditions for entry:

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Sustainable spending – how to go green and save money

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The climate is changing, but you can make a difference – by deciding to live more sustainably. Sustainable living doesn’t have to be expensive: it’s about only buying what you need, reusing what you have, and avoiding waste where you can – all of which can help you do your bit to save the planet and your pennies too!

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Five ways to get financially ready for university!

Whether you are starting university for the first time or continuing on your course this Autumn, there are several simple ways in which you can manage your finances more effectively– so you can focus on your studies and enjoy the opportunities university offers, rather than worrying about money!

Even if you struggled with money last year, it’s not too late to start afresh for the upcoming year – all it takes is a little time dedicated to planning ahead.  

Here are our five ways to get ready financially for university:

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One piece of money advice for a prospective student – part 2

Going to university is exciting, but it can also be daunting – especially if you’re having to manage your money for the first time.

If you’re starting university this year, here are some tips on student finance and funding from some of our current students* to help you get it right; part 1 – which considers applying for funding, budgeting, and student bank accounts – can be found here.

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One piece of money advice for a prospective student – part 1

    Going to university is exciting, but it can also be daunting – it may be the first time you’ve lived away from home, organising your studies around food shopping, doing laundry, paying bills, etc. But managing your money doesn’t have to be stressful.

If you’re heading to university this year, here are some tips on student finance and funding from some of our current students* to help you get it right. Part one – which looks at applying for funding, budgeting, and student bank accounts – is below.

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Top 5 good money habits to start

Starting new habits doesn’t mean having to completely change your life. Although making adjustments to your usual behaviour can be scary, even taking small steps can help  improve your wellbeing – as well as your bank balance.

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