Money

The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Welcome to University where you will experience some of the best times of your life, some of the hardest and some of the most rewarding. Everything comes for a price and you will probably hear people talking about their overdrafts within a month of being at University.  What is the overdraft?  If you have a student
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The Art of Being Broke

Posted on 21 February 2020 by Monique

How to live on a student budget and still have fun While student life is notorious for both disciplined studying and wild nights out, excelling at this one aspect of student living is essential for life – The Art of Being Broke. Most students have only a tiny budget to live off of. Even with
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How to save for an experience abroad

Posted on 7 August 2019 by Ellie

Whether you are going on a study abroad placement or a summer volunteering programme, it is always difficult to save up for them. All world-wide adventures, no matter where you go or what you do, require money and sadly, this does not grow on trees. Luckily, there are plenty of websites and apps that can
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Student Budgeting While Abroad

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Ellie

Cardiff offers a variety of opportunities to go abroad through its Global Opportunities department. Anything from volunteering in rural Nepal, sports coaching on a remote Fijian island or studying halfway across the world – any of this can become a reality during your time at University. Check out the Global Opps page to find out
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Applying for Student Finance

Posted on 24 March 2019 by Gee

It is the time of year where students starting University in September need to start thinking about confirming their places and sorting out their student finance! First and foremost, you should finalize your first choice University and your insurance choice. For more advice about which University to attend and which course to take, please follow
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How to manage your money at university!

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Phoebe

You’ll realise very quickly that money is a big talking point at Uni. It is a slightly different experience coming from Guernsey, as you don’t get student finance and most Uni’s charge slightly higher tuition fees. This can often put Channel Island students in a harder situation, with many students deciding they need to work
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7 Ways To Spend Your Uni Holidays

Posted on 3 April 2018 by Ellie

Uni summer holidays are definitely something to treasure. With some people getting up to four months off, how will you spend yours? Volunteer There’s nothing more challenging and exciting than spending your summer giving back to the wider community. Being in the sun potentially half way across the world, plus having something to add to
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Things to Remember for September!

Posted on 18 August 2017 by Hope

First of all I just wanted to say well done to all of you who got what you wanted on results day! As I am now a couple of weeks away from moving back to Cardiff myself, I thought I would run through a quick list of things that you shouldn’t forget (because I totally
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What to ask on a University Open Day?

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Wendy

So tomorrow is the Cardiff University Open Day! I remember this time last year where I was going to Open Days and I feel like they really give you an insight and character of the university. I found when reading prospectus’ it is hard to differentiate the universities from one another and figure out whether
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