|Falafel Burgers||Very flavoursome and filling!||27849||93%|
|Oaty Berry Crumble||Yummy pudding||6699||100%|
|Low Fat Fish Pie||Comforting yet guilt free!||11006||83%|
|Chilli Con Carne - 90p Per Serving||Cheaper and tastier than a ready meal||14311||67%|
|Chicken Tikka Masala - 94 Per Serving!||Cheaper and tastier than a ready meal||16357||79%|
|Spaghetti Bolognase||Make enough for four & freeze 3 portions = very economical||22111||83%|
|Eggy Spinach Baked Muffins||Great for your packed lunches||8968||100%|
|Spaghetti, Tomato & Pesto Frittata||Really filling and delicious||14395||82%|
|Spicy Baked Tomato Eggs||Low fat, low kcal and super tasty!||9271||75%|
|Eggs Benedict||Student variation of this classic recipe||12973||75%|
Three months off is a long time – a very very long time! Plenty of time to see friends, family, have a good catch up and even earn some money. However, it is also plenty of time to gain some valuable work experience in an industry your degree potentially leads to or perhaps one that […]
Not got any plans for Not got any plans for the summer yet, as a result of your cleared out bank account? Think as a student you can’t enjoy your summer break with a festival? Think again! Summer is the season of festivals, yet despite the UK weather being slightly hit and miss, we have […]
Phew – another year done and dusted. Whilst many of you are wrapping up the end of what I’m sure was a stressful exam period and having a well-deserved rest, some of you may start to think towards finding summertime work to replenish your funds (that have no doubt taken a hiding over the […]
Pizza – renowned for being the ultimate student food, not to mention the one and only cure after a big night out. In this time of need, you want something hot, delicious and made exactly the way you like right there, right then to dig into. And let’s be honest, frozen pizzas don’t seem to […]
At this time of year long and gruelling library sessions are inevitable, especially if you find working at home is too distracting. Some of you may as well call the library your second home. But if you’re anything like me that usually ends up about 30% work 30% procrastination and 40% people watching.
As the dreaded assessment period draws ever closer once again, you may be starting to look at your never-ending revision checklist. But first off, ask yourself a few questions…
Most couples nowadays have to limit the amount they spend on each other for birthdays, Christmas and day to day activities. For student couples, this can be even more difficult. So when it comes to Valentine’s Day, as much as you might want to splash out and treat your loved one to an outlandish evening out (pretending not to worry about the mounting bill) your bank account may not agree. Valentine’s Day can often mean bars and restaurants bump up the prices and restaurants will no doubt be heaving.
As many of us are now back at university, a new semester is as good a time as any to try and better yourself in areas that, perhaps in your first semester, were lacking slightly. For example, want to try and improve your attendance or grades? Maybe try and lose some of those pesky pounds you put on over the last few months? Or even being more frugal with your loan?
Around this time last year, my current housemates and I started the search for our new digs for second year. Traditionally second and third years will move out of university halls and into a private student home with a letting agency. Some universities will recommend ‘student approved’ letting agencies that deal specifically with student homes, for example, my university endorses Liverpool Student Homes.
Something that’s not the first thing that springs to mind when discussing student issues – depression. If you ask most people to sum up their student experience in a couple of words, you will most likely get something along the lines of “the best years of my life”. This is what makes depression and students so dangerous – it’s under the radar and very rarely talked about. So what about those students who aren’t lucky enough to have the same experience?
When those three summer months come round, it’s hard to resist the temptation of going on holiday with friends, especially to get away from the 9am lectures and 5,000 word essays. It’s important however to be responsible when booking a holiday, and to not scrimp and save the important bits! Plenty of research is important, don’t rush into the first thing you see and like, make sure you know everything there is to know about the place and area, don’t go on holiday blindfolded!
It is already getting to that time of year when the realisation kicks in on just how far you have to stretch your student loan, if you are lucky enough to have any left after rising accommodation costs. It’s important to learn how to be frugal with your money and learn where the best deals are, here are my top tips on saving money...
How are you finding your new home? Settling in OK?
DON’T PANIC. I’m not about to tell you that your student loan is actually about to triple (although, at this rate, who knows?). However, what I am about to tell you may make you one of the rarest kinds of student – the kind that aren’t overdrawn by Christmas.
It will soon be time to venture out on your first ever food shop by yourself without someone to hold your hand during the process. It won’t be long until your parents’ food parcel will have run out and it will be time to make that trip to the supermarket.
Sometimes you might wonder what the best things to do are in the week before your lectures start, well here are a few things our blogger Claire would consider as important