Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in an era where food was rationed and supplies were scarce? 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War and Remembrance Day is a perfect way to remember the people who have been lost in wars, and to reflect on a generation affected by wars.
It can be so tempting, can’t it? Walking down the aisles of your food store of choice, browsing the gorgeous goodies on offer, particularly with Christmas coming up... And all those offers and brightly-coloured badges, they mean you’re saving money in the process too. It’s a win-win situation, right?
How much is your food shopping costing you every week? £20, maybe £25? Now we are coming to the very last few weeks of our loan, like many others, your bank account may well be running out of steam - so it’s more important than ever to avoid the infamous overdraft that’s creeping ever closer. By starting to shop and eat smart, you’ll find you can stretch those last few pounds that bit extra.
Whether you’ve been living in halls or shared housing the past eight months or so or finishing your first, second or even final year at university – all students are sure to experience similar pleasures but also perils of the typical ‘student lifestyle’. Now many of us are back in the safety of our parental homes and away from the buzz of uni life, we may come to realise how much our habits and behaviour have changed since we left. Either that or your parents point them out with slight concern…
Thinking of going away this summer with your friends? Organising a holiday at any age can be difficult, as people have different preferences and tastes – but for students, the big issue is their budget. Some don’t even bother trying to find a holiday as they think it’s far too expensive or it’s too difficult to find somewhere everyone wants to go. However, after the stress of end of year exams and deadlines, we have just as much right as anyone else to a well deserved holiday!