Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems…!

STUDENT FINANCE! One of the many god sends that helps us get through the year without going (too far) into our overdraft. Well, like most things in life there are pros and cons to everything, allow me to explain. Pro: the fact that you will have large sums of money in your account and can… Read more »

Money-saving tips!

Hello from Bournemouth! I am Jaime Gorman from Colorado, USA and currently on the MLit English programme at BU. At university, budgeting is very important! One of the best ways to save money is to utilise student discounts. There are many discounts available, but here are the ones that I use the most: Amazon Once… Read more »

Budgeting as a student…

It’s the student stereotype to be a ‘poor student’, living off of baked beans and cereal, but with a bit of budgeting and planning you can make your money stretch. I’ve always thought budgeting and making sure I forward plan is important to avoid feeling stressed about money, so I can focus on other things… Read more »

Cooking and fending for yourself

When it comes to cooking, don’t expect gourmet, because unfortunately that’s not what you get. Smart Price is what you get. So from now on forget your best friend, your new best friend is ASDA. I used to be a bit of a food snob only buying branded food and never even looking at supermarket… Read more »

Budgeting – is it really that hard?

“So, I have to pay my rent and bills, buy that book for my course and have money for going home… how am I going to do this?!” I am sure that at least one time in your university experience this thought will cross your mind, but budgeting is not something to be worried about…. Read more »

Budgeting Blues

By Sophie Wheeler 1st year BU student, BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and TV A common assumption surrounding students is that we are constantly broke and living off a diet of baked beans and tesco value vodka. And although for some, this may be a reality, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Living on a… Read more »