It’s semester two already and although it seems far away now those exams are creeping up fast. It almost seems strange to be discussing revision only a week or so into February, however with reading weeks fast approaching, now is the perfect time to sort out those revision blues and start like you mean to go on.
In the lead up to the university term starting, supermarkets and department stores around the country will be welcoming students with open arms as they do their critical pre-uni shopping. In our earlier university checklist post we went through some of the essential items which need to be considered, including stationery, key documents to remember and not forgetting the all important fancy dress accessories. For some students this will be the first time away from home and the first time they will need to think about cooking for themselves, which is why we have dedicated an entire post to the glorious kitchen.
£90,000 in lunches. That seems like a crazy amount of money, and it is. But, as shown by a study published earlier this year, that is the very amount you could end up spending on food throughout your working life.
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!
Calling all Freshers – Get yourself organised in your last few weeks before you leave for University so you can really enjoy your freshers week without worrying about what you’ve left back home! I’ve dug out my list from this time last year, and picked out the bits and bobs that really came in handy over my fresher year.