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8 things you could buy instead of an iPhone XR

Are you feeling the hype of the iPhone XR release? Stop. Step away from the queue. Here’s what your bucks could buy you instead. The new iPhone XR is here and, according to all the PR guff, it’s about to change your life in a way unimaginable since… the iPhone 8 just a year ago. Fancy getting your hands on […]

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The best websites for swapping your stuff

Got a surplus of stuff you don’t need but can’t be bothered selling? Trading your items on a swap site can be a quick and easy solution! As the saying goes, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, right? That’s not to suggest you start rifling through your neighbour’s rubbish bins in search of a […]

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Best secret sales websites

Secret sales sites are all the rage these days – and while they’re not so ‘secret’ anymore, they’ll still do wonders for your student bank balance! Whether you’re a seasoned shopaholic or just looking to save on a holiday, having a gander on a secret/flash sale site can help keep your costs down. Way down. But before you dive […]

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How to get cheaper gym membership

Whether you genuinely want to keep fit and healthy, or you’re just in it for the Snapchat fodder, here’s how to bag your gym membership for less. Avid gym-goers not only get to burn off steam, stress and calories, but they also earn ultimate kudos too. Sadly though, ultimate kudos doesn’t come cheap. With a range of packages and […]

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How to get cheap healthcare and dentistry

Things like prescriptions, dental treatment and eye tests can take a big chunk out of your budget at uni – here’s how you can keep healthcare costs low… We all know that UK citizens are entitled to free healthcare in the UK through the National Health Service (NHS). But many things, including prescriptions, dental treatment […]

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How to learn a second language at university

Hola, bonjour, nǐ hǎo! If you’re interested in learning a foreign language while at uni, you’ve picked the perfect place to start. So it turns out all those night-and-day sessions spent in the library, numerous extracurricular activities and weeks of interning are no longer enough. With competition on the job market getting tougher by the day, you’ve got to go […]

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20 student kitchen cupboard essentials

Once you’ve got these essentials in the cupboard, your meals will pretty much cook themselves (well, almost)! Nearly everything listed will keep for years, too. When you first arrive at uni, it can be really easy to get into the habit of continually reaching for the takeaway menu – especially if you’ve never really cooked before. Hold tight though! […]

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8 kitchen utensils you don’t actually need (and what to use instead)

Figuring out what you will and won’t need for the kitchen when moving into a new pad can be a bit of a nightmare. Particularly when you have no idea what your new flatmates will be bringing along with them – you could end up with three of everything if you’re not careful! Whilst there’s […]

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16 ways to trim the cost of a haircut

Nothing beats that feeling you get walking out the hairdressers with a brand new do, and it’s even better when you get it for a bargain price! Here’s how you do it… Although there’s no better feeling than getting yourself a fresh new trim, a trip to the hairdressers is not known for being friendly to […]

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Student lives in tent to save on rent

Every now and then an amazing student money saving story pops up. This one doesn’t disappoint. Our National Student Money Survey this year showed that students spend an average of £406 on rent every month. When you consider that the maintenance loan is about £480 a month for most students you can understand why some turn […]