Quick Cash for Students | The Student Pocket Guide
by Amy Rule

Starting university is pretty expensive for most students, although student loans do help out a little. Need to earn some quick cash and make your money go a bit further, here are a few tips…

  • Selling unwanted items like clothes, old CD’s and games on eBay will you help you make a few pounds here and there. Considering you would most likely throw them out anyway, any money you make is a plus!
  • A lot of universities offer part time jobs for current students, and will most likely advertise them on social media and in the student union. If there isn’t anything advertised, ask around! If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
  • Clubs and bars are often looking for promotion teams, whether that be handing flyers out or managing Twitter and Facebook accounts. A lot of students work part time doing promotional work like this, as it’s easy to fit in around lectures and seminars and is pretty social!
  • If you’re pretty good at a certain subject, have you considered tutoring? It can be a serious money earner and is a great way to put your studies to good use. Teaching someone else is one of the best ways to learn something, and again tutoring is pretty flexible. There are plenty of websites that can give you more information about how to set yourself up.
  • It’s worth looking into cashback sites like Quidco, which give you cashback whenever you buy something through them. If you shop online most of the time, then you should definitely check them out.
  • There are also many ways to save and stretch the money that you do earn. You could share weekly food shops with flatmates, buy in bulk, buy second-hand textbooks from the internet. Keep an eye out for student discounts and events. Also, take packed lunches to uni, instead of buying food whilst you’re there.

Hopefully these few tips will help you make and save some money. They’re all realistic and achievable, so there’s nothing stopping you!