To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student

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

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

Managing your money: student budgeting

Hi there! My name is Sophie, and I’m a final-year English and Related Literature student here at York. I love the city as there’s so much to experience: beautiful bookshops, vibrant nightlife, and loads of shops and museums to explore. I’ve recently written a blog post about managing your money as a new or returning student; it’s important to have fun and enjoy your time at university, so keeping on top of your finances is essential to reduce stress. I hope you’ll check it out!

How to budget at university

How to budget at university. First year Biomedical Sciences student Zuzanna tells us her top tips how to survive on a budget at university.

Funding my Masters study: my experience

I started my taught MA in Contemporary History and International Politics in September 2020. Now halfway through, I have found funding my Masters study to be challenging. Balancing self-funding alongside teaching during a pandemic has certainly been more stressful than I expected, but I don’t regret undertaking my postgraduate studies. I wish I’d have known … Continue reading Funding my Masters study: my experience

Financing university

A massive part about coming to university for everyone is the worry of having to manage your finances yourself. It definitely was the biggest thing for me. Coming from a family where nobody had been to university and from an area where not many people even bothered attempting to go, I did not really have … Continue reading Financing university

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