Managing your budget is one of the hardest parts of university life, especially if you are living solely off your student loan.
Scrambling around for change to buy anything but a supply of 8 pence noodles is no way to live.
Here are some ideas to make an extra bit of dough…
– Get A Job
The most obvious way to deal with uni money woes would be to get a job of course.
University cities are full of bars, cafes, shops and endless other opportunities for occasional and part-time employment.
Send online CV’s, hand them into business wherever you can. Check sites like e4s and job searching apps HERE.
– Do Some Freelance Work
Doing a bit of freelance work will bring in some extra money as well as gaining a bit of work experience before you look for that post-grad job.
Do you have a particular skill you could teach?
Use your knowledge and you could earn around £15-£35 an hour depending on what you are teaching of course.
– Promo Work
Becoming a brand ambassador is a great way to earn some good money. This can be anything from handing out food samples to doing live demo’s using the product/ingredients.
For more information on how to become a brand ambassador contact companies like Mash Staffing, Beautiful Minds or ID Staffing.
– Be An Extra
Sign up to sites like Be On Screen and Star Now and make a bit of cash by being an extra.
– Mystery Shopping
The demand for mystery shoppers is growing with around 50,000 mystery shopping trips being carried out each month here in the UK alone.
You are required to complete a thorough report after your trip but the prices vary depending on the job.
They can range from just a few pounds to over £100.
Look at sites like Market Force and Mystery Dining to sign up.
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Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!