Surviving your part-time job (Toby)

I can’t believe we’ve made it here! You survived writing your CV and the excruciating job interview and got yourself a job. You want to know what talent is? You. That’s who. Now, a new job is terrifying. You’re having to meet lots of new people all at once (for me, meeting just one new…

Managing your finances over the summer (Alice)

So, you’re finally saying goodbye to dreaded exams and last-minute deadlines for a few months and you’re looking forward to the millions of summer festival and holiday plans you made with your friends… The only problem is – how are you going to afford it all? The sweet, smug feeling of being unemployed over summer…

My top 5 tips for applying for a postgraduate loan (Alice)

So, you’ve decided the course you want to take which is one of the most important factors when choosing to do a Masters, however one aspect that is always overlooked is applying for a student loan. A postgraduate loan differs to an undergraduate loan. One difference is that as an undergraduate, your loan could pay…

Saving money over the summer (Toby)

Saving money over summer is vital as a student because eventually September comes swinging round again with your landlord wanting a big fat slice of your student finance and leaving you with nothing. So, if you want to eat this autumn or eat better this autumn, I am here to help. Hopefully, your parents are…

Getting a summer job (Izzy)

Once exams are over it’s such a huge relief, although I ended up feeling like I had nothing to do. Going from studying all day to literally nothing was a big jump. So I needed a job. I thought that being in one of the largest cities in the UK, it would be easy to…

Budgeting as a postgrad student (Dale)

Unfortunately, student loans just do not lend themselves well to the champagne lifestyle. If your taste buds generally prefer the finer things in life, then taking the plunge to return to education as a postgrad student may come with its challenges and financial cutbacks. Thankfully, the recent postgraduate loan scheme has gone some way to…

‘My top tips on budgeting your student loan’ (Izzy)

When I first moved to uni I had no idea how to budget at all. At home whenever I got money from my part-time job, I was very guilty of spending a lot of it very quickly. Since I’ve come to uni, I’ve had to learn how to budget and not blow all my student…