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.
Part 2 – which looks at shopping, learning to cook, part-time work, and where to find further support – is below. Read More »One piece of money advice for a prospective student – part 2
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.
It can be so tempting to fritter away money on things you don’t need. If you’re having a bad day or stressful week, splashing out on a new top or a takeaway pizza can feel like the best way of taking the edge off, but you might not thank yourself the next time you check your bank balance. While you should allow yourself some room for treats in your budget, clothes and food are areas where students often overspend; so stop feeling guilty and take steps to mend these habits.