Top 7 Life Hacks for the Thrifty Student

Let’s get the obvious out the way: uni life is expensive. In fact, it can be very expensive. Between the rising tuition fees, expensive textbooks, grocery shopping, and everything else, it’s no wonder uni students are notorious for being broke. Whilst all the costs that come with higher education may seem overwhelming, there are a few things you can do to reduce spending.

We’ve put together a list of seven money-saving tips that’ll minimise your outgoings and generally help you spend your money more wisely.

  1. Load Up on Freebies

Your uni fees may include free access to gyms, student clubs, campus entertainment, and libraries, as well as free DVD rentals at these libraries. If any freebies come with your tuition, make sure you make the most of them – they could potentially save you a tonne of money in the long run.

If you’re after entertainment on the cheap, there are sure to be a few free gigs near you, covering everything from live music to carnivals and outdoor theatre. Alternatively, many museums and art galleries across the UK are free to visit, so do your research thoroughly and keep your options open when planning day-off activities. Read the rest of this article

A list of the Best Apps for Students

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It seems as though there’s an app out there for everything nowadays. From fitness to shopping, and even to finance, there’s nothing an app hasn’t covered. So, we’ve decided to give you a little helping hand when it comes to apps so that you can use them to make your time at university as easy and efficient as possible.

How does never having to worry about missing those 9am lectures (unless you want to) sound? Or saving money on your nights out? Or even the hacks to make studying a lot quicker? Read the rest of this article