How to be a savvy shopper

MandM Direct

With rent and bills eating up a chunk of university loans, some students are finding that basics, such as food and books, have to be sacrificed to make ends meet. Here are a few simple ways of shopping wisely on a student budget.

What are your parents looking forward to?

Naomi Soanes

We asked your parents on Mumsnet what they were most looking forward to about you going to uni – and whilst a lot of parents were mostly looking forward to your weekend visits home, a few had other ideas…

Surviving life in a shared house

Rachel Weaver

Moving into a shared house with a group of your closest friends is a refreshing change after your first year in halls. Rachel Weaver, a student at the University of Leeds, has provided some tips on surviving life in a shared house.

How to organise your money at uni

Naomi Soanes

Here are some tips on how to organise your money at university, so you can enjoy a night out, guilt free.

University bucket list

Naomi Soanes

Whilst the main reason to go to university is to end up with a degree, you’re also there to enjoy yourself and experience new things. Here are our top ten activities to add to your university bucket list.

Stay safe during freshers’ week

Naomi Soanes

Whilst freshers’ week is a rite of passage when going to uni for the first time, it’s also one of the riskiest times as you get used to a new city or campus. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top tips for staying safe during freshers’ week.

Student top tips

Pia Neave

Starting university can be both exciting and nerve-racking. To get ready for the big day, we’ve put together a few useful tips to help things go smoothly.

Driving home for Christmas

Jessie Morris

You’ve submitted your final assignment, packed up your room and are heading home for a few weeks over the festive period. Before you set off, have you thought about your journey, here's five tips to keep you safe when driving this Christmas.

Living in halls

Olivia Hinkley

Before moving into university halls, you probably have an idea of what life in student accommodation will be like. Here are 5 things you might not expect about living in halls.