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The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everyday life dramatically – it’s a very confusing and anxious time for many, and although the primary focus is health, there is likely to be an impact on money too.
However, we have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions which can help if you have any queries about finances during this time.Read More »Coronavirus and student finance – FAQs
University may be the first time you’ve needed to manage your money – and getting into good habits with your bank account can help.
We have produced a two-part guide to getting the most out of your bank account: part one – which looks at choosing a student bank account, checking your balance regularly, and limiting transfers – can be found here; part two – understanding overdrafts, checking unnecessary spending, having two bank accounts, and where to find further support – is below.Read More »Getting the most out of your bank account – part two
University may be the first time you’ve needed to manage your own money – and getting into good habits with your bank account can help. Although we can’t tell you who to bank with or guarantee that your balance will always be in credit, we can advise you on how to take simple steps to make the most of your account – and your money – with our two-part guide.Read More »Getting the most out of your bank account – part one
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
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.
Managing your money can be difficult, however there are dozens of apps available to help simplify this – and best of all, many of these are absolutely free!
So if the idea of sitting down with your bank statements and a spreadsheet brings you out in a cold sweat, look for an app instead.
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.