Surviving uni

Our survival guide will help you to stroll through your time at uni. How to cope living with strangers to handling stress, managing your finances to those easy-to-cook (and cheap!) student recipes, and just what is Moodle? And Blackboard?

students on a budget food saving tips

Students on a budget – food saving tips

Find out how to save money and feel great about it!

university private accommodation

The things you should watch out for when moving into private accommodation

Leaving behind those pesky, noisy Freshers and into private accommodation, you may think it’s going to be easy. But take it from a wizened old crone of 21 like me; moving into private accommodation ca…

living on the breadline

Living on the breadline

Our first weekly column looks at Ian Duncan Smith’s claims that he could live on £53 a week. Does he also realise this is the amount a lot of students have to live on while at university?

living on the breadline

Living on the breadline

Our first weekly column looks at Ian Duncan Smith’s claims that he could live on £53 a week. Does he also realise this is the amount a lot of students have to live on while at university?

something on toast

Something on toast?

‘Cheese on toast’, ‘beans’ on toast’… words all-to-commonly uttered in a student kitchen. Well hold fire; there’s a world of equally simple, but substantially more exciting things you can top your toa…

student kitchen tips article

Student kitchen tips

Here’s a few quick fire tips to help you save money, stay healthy and liven up any student-cooked recipe. Need to quickly chill that much need bottle of white wine for pre-drinks? Fill a bowl with …

saving money - what's in the cupboard?

Saving money - what’s in the cupboard?

Fridge empty? Shops closed? Reached your overdraft limit? Hungry but can’t handle your third Pot Noodle of the week? Oh, the memories! Well, we’re here to help. Just follow our cupboard essentials and…

the state of student drinking

The state of student drinking

For many students who are living away from home for the first time, providing for themselves and having free reign away from their parents, drinking can become a twisted part of that freedom. Drinking…

saving money at university

Why saving money at university is a good idea

University is seen by some as a party where money is concerned. You’re given a student loan and, apart from rent and food, you can pretty much do what you like with it. But I’m about to put to you an …

my first year at university

Student life as a business owner

… my first year at uni: what I’ve learnt I am not taking a business or finance degree but in my first year at university I have often felt like I am managing my own mini business. So far so good; I h…