In my final term as a student at the University of York, I resolved to spend absolutely nothing. On anything. I was inspired by Jen Gale’s year of spending nothing. Sustainability – financially and environmentally – has grown from an interest to a vocation for me. And as I leave university, I’m keen to start … Continue reading What I learned from spending nothing at university
So you’ve received your offer for the postgraduate course you’ve applied for, but one question remains…how will you fund your studies? A postgraduate scholarship is the answer. Applying for scholarships can be an incredibly stressful thing, especially after applying for your course. It’s common to feel there’s no point because of their competitive nature. On … Continue reading Funding your studies: why you should apply for a postgraduate scholarship
Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree knows the pain of having to decide between going out with your mates or saving money, and sadly this struggle continues into your postgraduate degree. However, who says there aren’t loopholes to help you with managing your money as a postgrad? Summer work Most undergrad degrees finish in … Continue reading To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student
Hi, my name is Sammie. I am in my 4th year at the University of York. I previously studied BSc Environmental Geography for three years, and now I’m engaged in MSc Sustainability Science for a further year. I’m a long-standing member of the Archery Society and love the University for its gorgeous campus and friendly … Continue reading Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!
Get to grips with your new life away from home So, you’ve got your offer, you know what course you’re doing, and you’re all set to leave home – but you’re not sure what comes next. For most people, uni is their first taste of independent living, and that’s scary! But worry not my friends, … Continue reading Surviving the First Term at Uni
Coming to a new country where you are learning to be independent for the first time can be extremely daunting. However, the key to making sure you are financially secure is to take time to learn how things work in the UK. Here are some of my top tips relating to money matters, like setting … Continue reading Money Matters: A Guide Towards Bank Accounts, Saving and Spending at University
Managing your spending at university can seem like a daunting prospect. Especially, if you have spent most of your life being financially dependent on your parents/carers. I’ll be sharing some useful tips that have really helped me save money whilst at university, and prevented me from going into further debt. Simple ways to save money … Continue reading Small and simple ways you can save money as a university student
Yes, that’s right we are talking about the M-word… money. There. I said it and I haven’t been struck by a lightning bolt! No one ever really talks about money, so I’m here to help you out with tips I’ve learned along the way. If you are starting University, the chances are you haven’t had … Continue reading Budgeting 101: A Crash Course
Every student knows the struggle – balancing the budget with the necessities of everyday life with the necessities of student life (trendy coffee, doubles and way too many house plants.) I’ve heard rumours of students spending £20 a week at uni and I want to know if it’s possible, so I put it to the … Continue reading Spending £20 a week at uni – is it possible?
Let’s be honest, the prospect of money management at university is really daunting for many people. If you have anxieties about finances, don’t worry. My aim is to try and offer some ways to make this seemingly massive task a little more manageable. Start as you mean to go on Organise yourself early! Student loans … Continue reading Money management at university: tips for success and support