Earning a bit of cash while you study at university can be a weight off your mind

Student finance: make money while you study

Living as a student can be an expensive affair. Perhaps you're sick of simply cutting corners with your spending, and bored of eating beans every night - you want to actually earn some money! Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Before a night out on the town, withdraw your spending money then leave your card at home

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Student finance: A little work goes a long way

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Learn to manage your finances before leaving home and you’ll find it much easier to balance your studies and social life

Travel cards like London's Oyster card - or the 16-25 railcard - are really useful for saving money

Top 10 brilliant student money saving tips

You're a student, so you're poor: The two go hand-in-hand. And if you will keep spending all your money on booze and fags... You know what? We are worried about you. So worried that we've put together the 10 best money-saving tips for students.

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These 'danger zones' are situations where it's incredibly easy to waste money. Hopefully, after reading this, wasting money in these ways will become a thing of the past. The difference to your bank balance will be nothing short of revolutionary.

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The future is looking bleak for this year’s graduates. With youth unemployment at a record high, the number of university leavers dashing in the direction of post-graduate study has risen sharply.

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We advise adding cherry tomatoes, Lea & Perrins, grated cheddar cheese and lots of pepper for a more gourmet variation on the student classic.

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Top 10 brilliant student money saving tips

You're a student, so you're poor. It's a fact; the two go hand-in-hand. And if you will keep spending all your money on booze and fags... You know what? We, just like your mum, are worried about you. So worried, in fact, that we've asked specialist student discount and money-saving site studentbeans.com for their 10 best money-saving tips for students.

How to help manage the costs of university life

Budgets matter but communication is vital, especially with the cost of studying going up, says Justine East

Is a degree worth £9,000 per year?

This week Oxford University confirmed that it would raise undergraduate tuition fees to £9,000 per year. The decision came after Cambridge, Imperial College London and Exeter also announced their intentions to charge the maximum allowed by the government’s recent reforms. To say the least, this news puts Nick Clegg’s claims that £9,000 fees would be ‘the exception, not the rule’ in doubt. But is a university degree really worth all that money? We've asked recent graduates and current students what they think.

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