It’s no surprise that you have already started collecting a vast amount of costumes for those themed uni nights out with your friends. Unfortunately even with our loans or part-time jobs at uni, costumes can sometimes be on the pricey side but they really don’t have to be if you shop around.
I know what you are thinking; the loan is quickly running out as the first academic term of the year is slowly drawing in and the worry on students’ minds of making sure they can stick to a small budget is enough to make your eyes water! It can be really hard to balance a budget for Christmas as well as leaving enough for yourself to attend those Christmas parties, roast dinners with housemates or buy decorations for your room to make it feel more Christmassy! You can easily budget for Christmas if you have little money left. A little can go a long way and it’s important to remember that it’s the thought that counts!
If you’re like me, you tend to experience a tonne of stress and anxiety in the run up to a big exam. A certain small amount of stress is good; it keeps you on your toes and shows you care! However, in excess it can lead to lack of sleep, poor appetite and prolonged bad moods, which can all have negative impacts on your exam performance if not dealt with head on.
Eggs – what’s not to love! They are the key to a healthy lifestyle, and as they are cheap as chips they are ideal for our health, budget and meals. They are a great source of protein and so satisfy our appetites, not to mention they provide a range of essential vitamins and minerals!
So, it’s that time of year again - stressful whether you are in your first year or final year, whether you feel prepared or unprepared. Now we're nearing the end of exam season, the summer break is calling and concentraction levels may be waivering. Follow the 5 points below to help you make it through those last few weeks...