Checking In…or Checking Out?

Workload is a load of work – at university level the amount of work is greater than A Level but we’re adults now, aren’t we? We ought to be able to take this kind of strain in our stride now we’re fully functioning 20 year olds – managing our time effectively while eating correctly, socialising, …

Calling All Students…

  Everyone loves a bargain right? Students especially, as we count our pennies and scrape what we have left for a pint or two. Well, Student Bean has recently launched a new IPhone App solely for students. The app ‘Student Beans ID’ acts as a digital ID card which allows students to discover and unlock …

Money; Change In The Rules

    Students everywhere are standing up to Student finance, in a bid to improve access to more regular payments. They are supported by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) and the National Union of Students (NUS) who have launched an e-petition in a hope to make it a parliamentary debate. Currently, students …

How to Combat Christmas: The Realistic Rules

        Late November is universally acknowledged as one of the worst times for being a student. You’re probably still getting over Freshers’ Flu (if so, you shamefully ignored my advice), and the realisation that all your deadlines fall in the next few weeks has just kicked in. Assignments aside, the unfortunate majority …

The Death of the Handheld Console?

    With ever falling sales of the once mighty handheld console, and the emergence of the now ubiquitous, do-everything smart-phone, have we unwittingly seen the demise of the stand alone games device? With Rovio Entertainment, creators of the mobile game ‘Angry Birds’, declaring yesterday that there games attract over 200 million connected monthly users, …

One life remaining for Nintendo?

    Since our favourite plumbers have been gone many of the Nintendo Generation have grown up, moved on… and bought an Xbox. With Nintendo are set to launch their eagerly anticipated follow up to the Wii U later this year, we ask, ‘should you be eager?’ Nintendo have a big battle to win if …

Money Management 101!

    Students’ do not want to hear the words, “It’s good to save and have a budget whilst at university” – but it really is the truth. With rent being so expensive, trying to avoid the dreaded ‘overdraft’ can be difficult. I can relate to friends of mine who tell me their rent isn’t fully …

National Student Money Week 2012

      Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March will see the 2nd Student Money Week- highlighting the support services available to you from the Student Union and the University. If you have financial problems then this week will highlight the services on offer that can help you but it will also encourage you …