Money Matters: A Guide Towards Bank Accounts, Saving and Spending at University

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

Small and simple ways you can save money as a university student

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

Being friends with your finances and funding your postgraduate degree

Before beginning my year as a postgraduate, I was filled with excitement for the coming year. However, I was also slightly anxious on how I was going to make it through the year financially. Funding and finances work a little differently for postgraduates. Undergraduate vs postgraduate Unlike with undergraduate degrees, student finance does not automatically … Continue reading Being friends with your finances and funding your postgraduate degree

Money, Money, Money

Managing finances can be one of the trickier aspects of coming to university. It’s highly likely that you won’t have managed your own money before, at least not at the scale you now have to. Rent needs to be paid, food needs to be bought, and nights out need to be not quite as expensive … Continue reading Money, Money, Money

Easy ways to save money at York

£££££ Dealing with money is a frustrating thing, I hear you. It’s tempting to shut your eyes and ignore your perpetual descent into an overdraft. But here are a few York-specific, money-saving tips to keep a few digits on your bank balance. Mega Stationery Savings I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: PHYS…ICS…SHOP. … Continue reading Easy ways to save money at York