How to save (and earn) money whilst at University

This week at universities across the country (not just Edge Hill) was student money week, so I thought I’d talk about ways to saving and make money when you’re at university.

Saving Money

One of the many stereotypes when it comes to university students is that they’re always broke/cash strapped. However, whilst this is a common stereotype it’s still important to save money. One of the best ways to do this is to get student discounts on things. Lots of different shops and restaurants do student discounts (of varying types). Student discounts are most commonly available through an NUS extra card (I have one of these and I love it). These are available to buy from £12 per academic year from:  http://www.nus.org.uk or from the Edge Hill SU shop. If you click on that link you’ll find more information about what one is and what things it entitles you to. I most commonly use mine for the 50% discount it gets me on my Spotify premium membership. Another great way to get student discounts is through UniDays https://www.myunidays.com where there are lots of discounts for different things. Aside from student discounts there also ways to save money when it comes to buying food. You don’t need to survive off the very best food you can get your hands on. Supermarkets like Aldi and Netto (both of which have branches in Ormskirk) are both very well valued for the products they sell.

Making Money

As well as saving yourself money on things, you can also earn money. The best way to do this is to get a part-time job (if you feel you can schedule it around your lectures/seminars and workload). Edge Hill Career’s service advertises all their part-time job vacancies here: http://edgehill.prospects.ac.uk/index.html which inevitably at the end of the day will look good on your CV should you get a part-time job. One other way you can make money is to sell your unwanted items on sites like Music Magpie, GumTree and Ebay and Amazon (who will also let you sell stuff pre-owned. I myself have bought pre-owned stuff from there).

Anyway I hope you have found this blog informative when it comes to money when at university 🙂

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