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Budgeting Basics

One of the best feelings in the world is seeing your bank account after your loan comes in. One of the worst is realising how quickly it’s going to run out. Fear not, though, there are plenty of ways for a finance savvy student to stay on top of their money. Here’s our rundown of some of the budgeting basics that can help keep money woes off your mind during your studies.

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Your First Day What to Expect

So, the big day is just around the corner; freedom, fun and frolics await! But you may be feeling a tad apprehensive. Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help!

What to do on your first night in Leeds

What to do on your first night in Leeds

You’ve had your drawn out emotional goodbye with your parents. Your life is packed up in boxes on your bed waiting to find a new home. Armed with a week’s worth of instant pasta and three pizza cutters you’re ready to start your three (or more) years in style. Where to begin?

Budget your way through your final loan

Budget Your Way Through Your Final Loan...

As a university student, one of the best days is when you check your balance after your loan has dropped and you've finally got money again!

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New Year New You - Realistic Resolutions

Tired of making the same old New Year’s resolutions, knowing full well you won’t stick to them? Even though most of us truly want to be healthier, get more exercise, and improve our daily lives, our resolve to do so just doesn’t seem strong enough for us to follow through.

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Fancy A Flat Christmas Dinner

There's nothing better than throwing a Christmas dinner with your mates before heading home to the ‘rents – and you can push the (gravy) boat out for less cash than you think!

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Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day

Black Friday has been dubbed the biggest shopping day of the calendar year - but are the deals really that good?

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Tips For Drinking Responsibly

Drinking makes for a great accompaniment to a night out, helping you to loosen up and enjoy yourself but overdo it and the fun stops quickly.

Make the most of your loan

5 Ways To Make Your Loan Last Longer

It’s that time of year where your loan is spreading a bit thin, you got a bit excited during fresher’s and now you’re feeling the consequences. Follow our top tips on how you can save the pennies and make your loan last longer…

Supermarket savers

Supermarket Savers

Unfortunately, feeding yourself isn't something that can be avoided – everyone’s gotta eat. But the good news is that spending a fortune at the supermarket is! Use the tips below to help to reduce your spending, and while you’re at it why not check out our budgeting tools and tips on a range of money draining aspects of adult life?

Saving on campus

Eat And Save On Campus

The time has come where you realise you’ve nearly spend your loan in 1 month and you need to tighten your belt. Luckily we have your back! There are a few ways that you can save money on campus…

Student fashion

Top 7 Student Fashion Choices

Going to university can be a good opportunity to reinvent your look because – unlike the workplace – anything goes. To give you some inspiration we have listed the top 7 fashion choices at University:

Young and foodish

Young And Foodish: Your First Flat Feast

Now you’ve gotten to know your flatmates and settled in, why not suggest that you all get together and have your first sit down meal? Here are 3 cheap-and-easy courses to share out between you all…

On the go food

On The Go Food For Freshers

Freshers week can be busy. You have unpacked, made friends, gone out and started university, no doubt you have traded in a home cooked meal for a cheeky takeaway- but takeaways don’t give you those important nutrients that will keep you going! So, let us do the thinking for you, here’s a list of cheap and easy meals that anyone can throw together…

Freshers Myths And Legends

Freshers Myths and Legends

Your first week at university is a week you won't forget! There's a lot to be said about Freshers' Week - some fact, some fiction...

Guide to Leeds nightlife

Leeds Nightlife

Fancy a night out with your new mates? You’re in the best place! With 3 Universities in the city, Leeds is crammed with bars and clubs to suit every student and every sort of night out.

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Life Hacks Essential Life Skills

You’ve finally got your freedom but now it dawns on you, what’s for tea? Why is my laundry basket full? What’s that smell? Check out our life hacks for good living.

Leeds Beckett Reward Card

Register your Beckett Reward Card

Get a Reward Card today and start getting rewards on campus, your wallet will thank you.

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Struggling to settle in

If you’re having any problems then there are plenty of people on hand to help, have a look at our comprehensive guide of where to go for help. You can also browse the A-Z on the Student Hub website to find more services and information.

Before you arrive

Before you arrive

Getting ready for uni, packing up your things and saying goodbye to everyone is a lot to take in. To make sure your arrival at Leeds Beckett goes as smoothly as possible, have a look at all the things you'll need to know and do before arriving.

Students in halls

Why choose halls

Undecided about where to live at university? Here are just 10 reasons why most students choose to live halls in their first year.

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How to choose your accommodation

With over 10 sites to choose from, you’re not short of options for accommodation. Work out your priorities first and it’ll be much easier.

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Loved your time in halls? Book now to stay with us next year!

Did you know we have rooms available for second, third and fourth year students so you can continue to live in Leeds Beckett Halls?

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Top 10 reasons to live in Leeds

We think Leeds is one of the best student cities in the UK and once you've read this list we’re sure you’ll agree:

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