Ditch these 3 money myths to be better off at uni

Whether you’re just starting university or you’ve had more terms than Barack Obama, keeping hold of your cash is one major challenge! The money experts at Save the Student dismantle some common myths about student banking, and reveal how to make it easy on yourself.

Myth #1: You can only have one bank account
If you want (and are accepted!) you can open current and savings accounts at several banks, or even have multiple accounts with the same provider. Having a second account is a top way to keep your cash in check. Read more about Ditch these 3 money myths to be better off at uni

What to take to uni checklist - student starter packs

university essentials checklist

We have put together a list of the essentials that students will need to take with to university. The exact list will vary depending whether you are self-catering or catered and in halls or not. Check first with your halls what will be provided for you before going out and spending loads of money on things you won’t need.

Our list covers the basic essentials you might want in your student starter pack (not including clothes, which you might also need!). Read more about What to take to uni checklist - student starter packs

Extra cash for students

We estimate that there are around £120m worth of scholarships on our database for UK/EU students. This is extra money that you do not need to pay back. A scholarship is literally money that you don’t have to repay. Money, for free!

The average scholarship value is around £1000, whereas the average student debt on graduation is roughly £50, 000. Perhaps that’s just a drop in the ocean? Let’s contextualise it. Read more about Extra cash for students

Students can make money from Matched Betting

When you see advertisements promising that you can make over £1,000 a month, with no risk, you might quite rightly be a little cynical and suspicious about what you have to do to earn that money. For this reason, many students may not feel comfortable about Matched Betting. Firstly because it has the word “betting” in the title and secondly, because it might seem too good to be true.

But the fact is, it is not gambling and it’s perfectly legal too. So what is Matched Betting? Read more about Students can make money from Matched Betting

10 genuine ways to make money and reduce your student debt

Going to University is expensive, that’s a given; however it doesn’t have to be that bad. Through the power of technology, lateral thinking and good old-fashioned elbow grease you can add some cash to your coffers and reduce your debt. Below are the top 10 ways to make some extra money while you complete your studies. You don’t have to do them all, but doing one or two could really help you through the financially frantic times ahead. Read more about 10 genuine ways to make money and reduce your student debt

Cheap laptop buys for students

These days a laptop, PC or tablet is almost an essential accessory for a new student but the costs of buying them can be quite prohibitive, especially if you buy from new. So, for students, the option of buying a refurbished laptop can represent a good opportunity to get more for less. But what are the risks of buying a refurbished laptop. Are you going to be compromising on quality? Will it break down all the time?

A refurbished laptop is simply a laptop that has been returned due to a fault that has then been fully repaired by the manufacturer and then resold with a guarantee. Read more about Cheap laptop buys for students

How to write a good CV - a guide for students

Taking on a part time job while studying is the way that many students these days are helping to reduce their student debt, but it is also a great way to start building up your CV and work experience.

It is said that typically a prospective employer will spend just 6 or 7 seconds looking at your CV before deciding whether to review it further, so you have to make sure you get it right. Think of your CV as your marketing brochure, it is selling who you are and what you have to offer and if it is messy and badly written, that is what employers will expect to get from you. Read more about How to write a good CV - a guide for students

Student Discount on Financial Times, The Times, Sunday Times and other Magazine Subscriptions

As a student it is important to keep up to date with what is happening in your field and in subjects such as Business or Economics this means on a daily basis, but subscriptions to magazines and newspapers that you are expected to read can be expensive.

We have pulled together some discount subscription offers for you that we think represent a good deal on some of the more common publications that students are asked to read, hopefully saving you some money. Read more about Student Discount on Financial Times, The Times, Sunday Times and other Magazine Subscriptions

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