Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Money Matters

Veggie sausage casserole

Veggie sausage casserole

This is one of my favourite dinners to make in bulk and then freeze for another day. Its super cheap, not difficult to make and very easy to swap veggie sausages for normal ones if you’re a meat eater. (This recipe has been adapted from […]

How to land a job easily

How to land a job easily

So many of my friends who are students tell me they are struggling to get a job. However, money is tight and they need the extra cash. I’ve had many different jobs over the years and I somehow seem to always get the job I […]

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 […]

Saving money at college

Saving money at college

As said in a previous post (Differences between college and school, point number 7), college somehow does seem to drain your money very quickly. Last time I mentioned a number of things your money gets spent on: travel fairs, food, notebooks and general shopping in […]

How to manage and save money

How to manage and save money

Hi everyone! This week I thought I would give you 8 tips on how to manage and save your money. At university, everyone’s financial status and how they like to manage their money is different.  I am one of those students whose loan doesn’t cover […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Eat for Less as a Student

3 Ways to Eat for Less as a Student

When we think about grocery shopping we instantly think that by going to a budget supermarket such as Aldi, we’ll save loads of money! But really, this isn’t always the case. Granted by shopping at Aldi you can probably half your Waitrose food bill, but we’re […]

Additional Income as a Student

Additional Income as a Student

Supplementing your student loan is essential in surviving uni – by now, this has probably become apparent. Student loans only stretch so far and usually not until the next one is due – so supplementing your student loan is important for survival. Selling old clothes, unwanted […]

Three Ways to Help You Find a Student Job

Three Ways to Help You Find a Student Job

Moving on from the ‘Supporting Yourself as a Student‘ blog post last week…we mentioned cutting costs amongst other things, and getting a job as one way to fund the lifestyle that you’re used to at home. A job is essential with the added financial strain […]

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 […]