Being a student in London is tough. Sure there’s the nightlife, restaurants, galleries and more - but how are you supposed to enjoy any of it when you’ve got no money? Back in 2010, the NUS published figures indicating that the average annual cost of living for a student in London was £13,388. And with inflation, this number will only have gone up. So what did UCL student Claude De Rijke-Thomas do when the contract for his student house in Camden expired back in June? Naturally, he started renting a boat. “Everyone from the house had different ideas and different budgets so, and this sounds really strange and crazy, I kind of wanted to live either on a boat or up a tree.” De Rijke Thomas said, enthusiastically, “I do a lot of climbing so I thought it might be feasible living in
London is known for its fast paced lifestyle filled with culture and opportunities. It might sound like the perfect place to go and live your university experience however it isn’t always the case. For anyone who is considering studying in London, this is for you! We went around asking London-based students about their experience of London and what it has really been like to live here. From night-outs to business contacts – here are all your questions and worries answered. https://youtu.be/_TsQ_Zo4UIE Words: Aylin Karanis | Subbing: Louana Erard Video: Aylin Karanis
Greedy mobile phone network companies rip off customers with hidden costs, warns Citizen watchdog. Citizen Advice, the leading consumer charity in the UK, found that three out of four leading mobile phone network services have been overcharging their loyal customers. "It’s dishonest not telling us, they're lying by omission.” The new research claims that people are still being charged for handsets they’ve already paid off due to companies not lowering contract prices after the fixed term period. If you buy a phone on contract, as most of us do (because who has a spare £700 lying around?) After that fixed term period the cost of the phone is paid for and you should change your contract, or you could end up paying out hundreds of pounds paying for a phone that you already own
When students get a day off from college or university work most want to relax. Watching football on the weekend is a great way to relieve any stress. But some students are unable to see their favourite players live. Reporter: Sajid Hassan Match and season tickets in the Premier League have risen for the top clubs and are forcing money stretching students away. One alternative may be to invest in your local club. A cheaper alternative to the big leagues, you could have a more enjoyable experience. Below is my three minute audio piece about rising season ticket prices and possible solutions. A shorter piece was featured in the Voice of London radio show. Also check out my other article for more money saving ideas. For example: instead of watching the Arsenal/Tottenham derby from the Em...