How to choose your next summer internship

Hi guys,   In this blog, I am going to help you decide what internship you should apply for, based on your interests and professional goals. I will talk about my internship at SmartBill, and why I thought it was the right fit for me. If like me, you have a keen interest in startup … Continue reading How to choose your next summer internship

When the trial period ends: Fighting for financial fairness with poor mental health

In 2011, I was lucky enough to go travelling around the world, which I can only describe as one of the best things I have ever done. However, when I got back and started taking stock of my finances, I noticed a £15 charge to a company that I didn’t recognise. I found this charge … Continue reading When the trial period ends: Fighting for financial fairness with poor mental health

Cheap travel to reduce your “burn rate”  

  Being a student who works part-time, the money I earn is highly valuable to me. I will shamelessly search for deals and discounts in every aspect of my life, to ensure that I have enough to get by on. This type of budgeting and financial planning is akin to a start-up bootstrapping until it … Continue reading Cheap travel to reduce your “burn rate”  

Luxury travel on a budget

Travelling as a student is easy. The checklist entails cheap accommodation, cheap booze and cheap travel. Hostels, £1 pints and interrailing across Europe covers this nicely. You are less worried about customer service as you’re accustomed to living in University accommodation where there is none! Hence a hostel in the back streets of Prague with … Continue reading Luxury travel on a budget

The Ugly Side of Beauty Subscriptions

Subscription services are becoming more and more common, and we all use them. Whether it’s for Amazon Prime, dating websites or slimming products, they’re extremely convenient to consumers, usually offering a stellar deal to pique interest and curiosity. These deals often include a free trial period or lower subscription rates for the first 3 months. … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Beauty Subscriptions

Who wants to be a broke student, anyways?

Hi Guys, As a first-year student starting in September 2016, my main fear was surviving on pasta for two weeks, unable to afford pasta sauce. I had the slight concern that I’d blow my whole student finance payment by the end of Freshers’ Week. I’m sure this feels inevitable for most students, but it doesn’t … Continue reading Who wants to be a broke student, anyways?

Will the government’s “subscription trap” proposals go far enough?

In last week's Spring Budget, the UK government finally acknowledged a problem plaguing 60% of the UK population. That is the issue of companies employing ‘subscription traps’ to lure customers into unwittingly parting with their money on a regular basis. So, what is a subscription trap? One of the most common types is when companies … Continue reading Will the government’s “subscription trap” proposals go far enough?