Is it a fair assumption that a parent will fund their child to some extent during university? This wasn’t the case for me – here’s my experience.
Selling things online can be a quick way for students to bring in some extra cash, but it could also open the door to scammers looking to take advantage. Could you identify the warning signs?
University isn’t cheap, but it’s not just about rising tuition fees. Outgoings for accommodation, transport, hobbies and socialising soon mount up. How much money do students need to get by on these days?
A recent BBC investigation found that more than 250 YouTube channels are being paid to promote EduBirdie, a service which lets students buy essays rather than write them themselves. Is cheating rife in our schools and universities?
More students are now living at home and travelling in to uni for lectures, says a report. It might make financial sense, but aren’t those students losing out on the overall university experience?
The Ucas deadline is almost here, cue last-minute applications and the nail-biting wait for universities to reply. But when it comes to choosing from offers, could the ultimate decision come down to location?
As students are busy submitting their UCAS applications, our guest, Ross Aynsley, an apprentice at Royal Bank of Scotland, explains why heading straight to uni isn’t the only route to a successful career. (more on apprenticeships…)
The latest Which? University annual student survey has found that northern universities are best for nightlife, while those in the south led the ratings for their political scenes. (more on Which? University 2017 student survey…)
From live-action role-play, to competitive eating, you can try all sorts of new things through university societies. Here we look at the benefits of getting involved – whether it’s making friends, or learning transferable CV-boosting skills.
Kids off to uni soon? Get ready to have your income checked as part of the student finance assessment – and then cough up any shortfall, says our guest, Martin Lewis
Would a two-year degree make financial sense or would it be too rushed? (more on two-year degrees…)
Spending beyond your means could see you learning to live on a budget the hard way, so do you know how to avoid the usual money traps and pitfalls to prevent that?
(more on budgeting at uni…)
National Student Money Week (or NSMW, whichever you prefer) is an opportunity for money advisers to connect with students about a particular theme to do with cash (or lack of it). So here’s Ani Bailey of National Student Money Advisers to explain more about this initiative…
Do you ever cast your mind back to your uni days? Wonder how many hours you lost to that pesky dissertation? But would you consider claiming back your losses if you didn’t think your tuition was up to scratch?