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The Open University
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Welcome to Skint!

Here you'll find out everything you need to know about taking your overdraft further. Share and discuss tips on money, shopping and student finance at uni.

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Connecting Students
The Open University

Scottish students fined up to £1800 for dropping out


12 institutions have fined students for leaving in the first few months.

Would a fine affect your decision to leave a course?

Yes 👍
No 👎
I don't know 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Stephanie

History And English
University of Leeds

All the struggles of trying to find a summer job

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We all know the struggle of studying for exams, barely being able to get a decent night’s sleep and all of a sudden, it’s verging on summer, and your...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

You’ll earn more money if you go to uni, even it doesn’t feel like it

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New studies suggest that graduates earn around £10,000 more per year than non-graduates. More specifically, the median salary fo...

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Stephanie

History And English
University of Leeds

5 places I want to travel to this summer

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Wanting to travel and explore the world is a notorious goal for students, especially those wanting to ‘find themselves’. But with the looming danger of Brexi...

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Stephanie

History And English
University of Leeds

How to make sure you get your deposit back

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Students are all aware of the constant dangers of student housing and renting from private landlords. Not only are they expensive, but they all try to con ...

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Josh

English And History
The University of Birmingham

Campaigning at your Uni is easier than you think

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It really feels like students have no concept of smart spending sometimes. We’re trounced by the media for the amount we sacrifice to booze, partying...

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Alex

English Literature
University of the West of England

Your landlord can no longer evict you for no reason

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Renting as a student can be stressful. It’s likely that this is the first time you have ever had to rent, and there can be a lot of different thin...

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Kiran

English With Creative Writing
The University of Nottingham

How much did your uni spend last year?

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According to the THE Survey 2019, universities are spending millions of pounds on marketing to attract students in the brutally competitive higher education ma...

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Stephanie

History And English
University of Leeds

Netflix might raise their prices next month 😱

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Netflix has said a price rise would be to better our experience and their offering. They were testing new prices earlier in the month, with some people...

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Connecting Students
The Open University

Universities called to support estranged students


The 9,300 estranged students in the UK are 3x more likely to drop out than others, according to charity Stand Alone.

How easy is it to access support...

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Nicole

Crime Scene Science
Teeside University

Can anyone suggest a good budgeting app for IOS?

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

3 budget veggie recipes for skint students

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With good quality meat being considerably more expensive than your average aubergine, there’s not much questioning why so many more students are now becomi...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

5 signs you’re living in a grim student house

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Pictured: The shower in my very own grim student house

All student houses are created grim, but some student houses are grimmer than others. Think yours...

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Megan

Medicine (A100)
University of Liverpool

Sugar Baby - would you do it?

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“You should find yourself one of those sugar daddies.”

Two years ago, during my second year of uni, with just about enough money to make myself ketchup sandwiches and m...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

How far will you go to travel on the cheap?

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Travelling itself is never really ‘fun’, but this time last year I went on a trip which was about as far from fun as you could possibly get.

It was a uni ...

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Connecting Students
The Open University

New regulations in place to stop landlords exploiting students

1 in 3 students say they have damp or a lack of heating/hot water in their house 🏡 Read the story. Are you affected by this?

Yes - I have damp
Yes - I have limited heating
Yes - I have limited hot water
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Josh

English And History
The University of Birmingham

Do university schemes for deprived-area students work?

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Edinburgh University is lowering their entry requirements for students from deprived areas. It’s in a bid to meet a target set by the Scottish ...

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Josh

English And History
The University of Birmingham

Would you move back in with your parents after uni?

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No.

God, no.

I love my family, but no.

After three years of total independence and freedom, there’s little sense to living with mum and dad. Movin...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

Unconditional offers: are we seen as students you'd like to teach, or as customers with £27k to spend?

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No doubt having an unconditional offer to a university would make you much more likely to favou...

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