Student life

Student hacks


Whether you’re about to enter student halls for the first time, or looking forward to moving into a shared house with a handful of your closest friends, it’s important to make your student life as stress-free as possible. To aid with this, we’ve put together ten of our top student hacks to make your life easier. From decorating your charger to avoid it going missing, to stopping your housemates alarm from sounding for the fourth time; we’ve got you covered.

1. Missing charger?

Is your charger always going missing? Do you always have squabbles with your housemate over whose charger is whose? An easy fix is to decorate yours with stickers or nail varnish to make it stand out.

2. Weak charger cable?

Protect your charger from breaking with a pen spring.

3. Create a TV

Use wall hooks to create a TV with your tablet.

4. Make a portable speaker

Place your phone in a glass to create a nifty portable speaker.

5. Housemate's alarm constantly ringing?

Does your housemate’s alarm keep going off? Give them a call to stop it.

6. Mark your recipe book

Use a trouser hanger to create a recipe book marker.

7. Space saving

Want to create more space in your wardrobe? Use ring pulls as coat hanger tidies.

8. Avoid microwave waiting times

Place one bowl on top of a mug and one as normal to double up on cooking space.

9. Toothbrush holder

Create a toothbrush holder by using elastic bands around a glass.

10. Tidy up!

Create a makeshift bin by placing a stool upside-down and lining it with a bin bag.

Read our disclaimer.

Student insurance

Anything’s possible at uni. Protect your essential uni items against theft, accidental and liquid damage, with replacement within 24 hours of your claim being approved.

Get a gadget quote Find out more