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Tag: Budget

Five little ways to save money

Five little ways to save money

So we’re halfway through semester one and right now, your student loan may be feeling a bit stretched. So I wrote this blog post to help you save money relatively easily.   -Eat less meat Meat is expensive! Cutting it out of your meals, even […]

This is Halloween! How I make my apartment festive.

This is Halloween! How I make my apartment festive.

Halloween is nearly here! As you will be able to tell, I am quite excited about it. I love autumn/Halloween and I always try my best to get into the festive spirit. I thought I would share with you guys some simple touches that have made […]

Five fun things to do in Birmingham

Five fun things to do in Birmingham

Hello everyone, So you’re thinking of making Birmingham your home for the next two, three or many years? Or you’re already here and need inspiration of fun days out for yourself or visiting family or friends? This is the blog post for you. Here are […]

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

Hello everyone!   This week I’m going to be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of having a job at university. Before I start on the list, I thought I’d give you a quick overview of my experience working whilst at university. In first year […]

How I like to prepare for a new term

How I like to prepare for a new term

Hello everyone!   Happy first of September! If you’re a fresher staying in one of UCB’s student accommodation buildings, it means you’re probably moving in this weekend. If you haven’t packed already (what are you doing?!) then fellow UCBlogger Jade has done a great post […]

The Most Last Minute Gift Ideas on a Budget

The Most Last Minute Gift Ideas on a Budget

I remember writing a post at the end of November last year exclaiming my plans to be an organised Christmas shopper and not cut it close to xmas eve, and I did! I was organised and had finished shopping early December. But that was 2015, and 2016 is […]

A Student’s Guide to Secret Santa

A Student’s Guide to Secret Santa

There’s nothing better than a ‘Secret Santa’ and there’s always plenty of opportunity to take part! Whether it’s with your university mates or housemates, work friends or those back at home. Secret Santa as a student is fun, mainly because the whole idea is to […]

Supporting Yourself as a Student

Supporting Yourself as a Student

As much as we hate it, part of student life involves extra responsibility, and with that you have to support yourself. For many of you this is the first time dealing with your own finances, paying bills such as accommodation, phone contracts, buying groceries and […]

Christmas Gift Ideas for Tourism Students

Christmas Gift Ideas for Tourism Students

Hi guys, how are things going? If you read my previous post, 9 tips to help with assignment stress, I mentioned how the festive season for me (and I’m sure a lot of you guys too), is filled with the worries of assignments. Despite this, […]