Making the most of student discounts

It’s an unfortunate stereotype that students often live on baked beans, instant noodles and tap water, but it’s often not far from the truth. So it’s a silver lining to hear about all the various wonderful student discounts out there that help to make being a student a little less grubby and a little more… Read more »

Words of wisdom

Now that I’m a second year student and I successfully conquered my first year at university, I feel like the headmaster of Hogwarts from Harry Potter – very old and very wise! But everyone, at first, feels clueless and not so wise, so here are some things I wish someone had told me before I… Read more »

The BU Academic Excellence Scholarship

I’m going to be talking about the BU Academic Excellence Scholarship. It’s a scholarship worth £1,500 that’s given out to all students who achieve ABB or above at A-level or Distinction, Distinction, Merit or above in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. (As always, do check the terms and conditions!) There’s an unlimited amount of scholarships… Read more »

How I funded my Master’s Degree

I find it very difficult to talk about money. Whether it’s a matter of pride, or wanting to remain independent, money can be a sticky subject to tackle. When I decided to embark on a Master’s degree I wasn’t 100% sure how it would be affordable. After weeks of searching online I found some possible… Read more »

Money Saving Tips

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work Ok! So you have limited funds but a whole term’s worth of fun ahead of you. How do you make sure you get to the safety of the next finance payment? Hopefully the tips ahead will keep you ahead of the crowd! Going out… Read more »

Part Time Work at University

By Leroy-Winston Scott 3rd year BU student, BA (Hons) Events Management We are all aware of the jokes that students can’t afford food, or that it is a very poor lifestyle. These jokes are true, we do have to learn how to budget and how to maintain a flow of finances that will allow us… 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 »

Budget, Budget, Budget and Spend

By Louis Sherman 1st year BU student, BSc (Hons) Applied Geography Anyone who has either been at university or is at university currently will agree that budgeting your money is vital and it’s not just to survive but to have a good time also. I have, luckily, always had a thrifty streak in me, and… Read more »

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Applying for finance

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work Now that UCAS has been completed you need to think about student finance and making your application. The great thing about this is that you can get your finance agreed before you have accepted a place to study so you can get yourself organised… Read more »