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Mother’s Day 2021. What should I do?

Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday 14th March this year in the UK. For many people, they will be spending their Mother’s Day away from their loved ones even though restrictions are gradually starting to ease – as of Monday 8th March you can meet one individual outside in a public space. However,…

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

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:

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…

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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…

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Top 5 bad money habits to break

It’s very easy to fall into bad habits. You may have the best of intentions, but if you’re having a bad day, or your friends suggest an impromptu night out or trip to the shops, you could make a spending mistake – or three – which can make you run out of cash earlier than…

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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.

Welcome to University 2018/19

Welcome to the University of Northampton! Whether you are a new or a returning student, we hope you have a fantastic experience studying with us at our new Waterside campus. Money is often a cause of concern for students so here is a checklist to help you get into good habits early when managing your…

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Beginning of term money FAQs for 2018/19

At the start of term, we receive many queries relating to student finance and funding. Here is a list of the most typical questions – and answers – to help you while you study with us.

Top 10 ways to manage your money

Money is often a concern for students. This Guardian article features second years discussing  how they spent their money during their first year – most agree that taking steps to manage your finances is key! By not leaving your finances to chance, you then can spend more time enjoying your studies and your life at…

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Are you working this summer?

Getting a summer job is always a great idea – it will give structure to those long, hot days, you’ll gain useful work experience, and best of all, you’ll earn money to spend now (although we would recommend that you save some for next year too). If you are receiving wages, we have some information…

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