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Find, share and discuss tips on money, shopping and student finance at uni. Find, share and discuss tips on money, shopping and student finance at uni....

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The Open University

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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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

5 things you’ll relate to if you’re DYING for your loan to drop

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It’s the end of the holidays, Christmas and New Year RINSED you, and you have about 56p to your name. Sound familiar? Read on.

The onl...

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Sophia

Media And Communications
Brunel University London

Would you hold £500 in your bank account in exchange for £300? 💰

Check out this 80-second video to find out how to be more fraud aware at Uni 🔍

YES! 🤑
No way! 👎
I'm unsure 🤔
Other (comment below) 👇
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Anushka

Msc Violence, Conflict & Development
University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies

A student attempted to dine and dash a £2000 bill at The Savoy 🏃

The 20-year-old Architecture student ran up an impressive bill after ordering a £1,750 bottle of wine, he then attempted to leave with...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

What to do with all those Christmas presents you’ll never use

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There are only so many shower gel gifts sets you can stomach. If you know some of your presents are going to gather dust, here’s what to...

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Megan

Medicine (A100)
University of Liverpool

5 of the best presents for long distance friends

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The first term at uni is normally the longest, it can you leave you missing your family, other half or more likely, your best friend who's tragically...

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Reagan

Bsc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability)
University of Cumbria

#BringBackTheBursary: Why The Bursary Should Be Brought Back From The Experience Of A Student Nurse


As a Learning Disability Nursing student I knew I would have to do 50% of lectures and 50% of pract...

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Sophia

Media And Communications
Brunel University London

Tips for getting a Christmas Job 🎅☃️🎄

As the festive period approaches once again, you might be daunted by the prospect of having to budget for all those gifts 😓

Your student loan came in many mont...

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Anushka

Msc Violence, Conflict & Development
University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies

How to do Xmas on a student budget 🎄💰


Whether you need to get a last-minute Secret Santa or your NYE outfit on the cheap - here are the best deals from the high street 👇
ASOS currently have up to 5...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

How to save money travelling this Christmas

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As the semester slowly winds to an end, you’ll no doubt get the persistent messages from your family and friends at home wondering when you're going to ge...

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Michaela

English Literature
Lancaster University

Secret Santa gift ideas for every single person in your life

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‘Tis the season for Secret Santa! Where you hope you pick someone out of the hat that you know, but really, it’s always going to be that ...

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Amy

English Literature And American Studies
The University of Manchester

Be wary of Money Muling - the job offer that could land you in prison

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A money mule or “smurfer” is someone who transfers illegally acquired money on behalf of others either in person, by courier or ...

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Anushka

Msc Violence, Conflict & Development
University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies

Less than half of your tuition fees are actually spent on teaching 💸

Read the full story. Are you surprised?

Yes - universities should be more transparent on how they spend our money
No - universities have more services to fund than just teaching

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Connecting Students
The Open University

Would you do something illegal for money?

With a surge in students unknowingly partaking in money muling, we asked London students if they would ever do something illegal for money (if they thought th...

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Anushka

Msc Violence, Conflict & Development
University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies

Students targeted by tax scammers

HMRC has issued a warning that students across the UK are being targeted by fake tax refund emails. For the full story click here.

Have you ever received a scam email...

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Connecting Students
The Open University

What's the weirdest thing you've done for money?

From giving massages to flogging wands on the playground, these students have gone to great lengths to get that cash. Watch it here.

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

Bring back means-tested grants?

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In 2016, means-tested student grants were abolished and instead, income-contingent loans were brought in to cover living expenses. However, this new system means that...

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Alex

English Literature
University of the West of England

The NUS is broke – what could this mean for students?

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What has happened?

The National Union of Students is said to be facing a probable £3 million financial deficit and may be required to mortgage t...

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Connecting Students
The Open University

Is your degree worth it?

We asked SOAS and UCL students if they thought their degrees were good value for money. Watch now 👇

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Anushka

Msc Violence, Conflict & Development
University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies

Student loan drying up?

@Ellie Martin​ tells us how to save some dollar 🤑

What's your fave way to save? Let us know in the comments 👇