Cheap Student Travel Tips

As a student with long holidays you have the time and freedom to travel, but getting the money together can be the hard part. Strapped for cash, it can be difficult to justify a trip away – especially when tuition costs continue to rise. However it’s a great time of life to travel and see…

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Cheap Student Meal Ideas

As a student, the cost of eating can be an unexpectedly high expense. If you’ve been living at home up until that point, it can be surprising how much basic food items add up over the week. Unfortunately many students think the solution to this is to eat badly and cheaply – with junk, instant…

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Polytechnics Vs University

New Zealand offers a huge range of different institutions where you can pursue an education after high school, and the largest two types are universities and polytechnics. Historically there has been some rivalry between them – or at least, some division in how they are generally thought of – and while this still exists to…

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Getting Involved With Student Clubs

Whether you’re a first year or a postgraduate, many students will at some point find themselves wondering how they can expand their social circle and make new friends on campus. Group classes can help, but so often lectures leave no time to simply talk to your fellow classmates, nor an easy way to break the…

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Should I Join A Student Union?

Almost all tertiary institutions – both Universities and Polytechnics – up and down the country will have a student union, and when you enter the school you will be given the option to be able to join it. This can cost money and require additional signups, so new students may find themselves asking whether it…

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What New Zealand Student Loans Cover

New Zealand is very fortunate to have a great student loan system that allows citizens to study at university without having to worry about massive debts. The loans are all interest free (so long as you don’t leave the country for more than 6 months at a time), and will usually cover as many years…

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5 Things To Do After Graduation

If you’re due to finish studying at your university you may not know which steps to take next. Many students will look to find a job in their subject while others may continue to further education. If you’re not sure what to do after graduation check out our list of suggestions below. Research Assistant/Volunteer According…

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How To Save Money Being A Student

Being a student can often throw up unexpected challenges with the most important being money. The cost of studying has tripled over the last twenty years, combine this with the cost of inflation and it can be difficult to be a student. If you find yourself worried about money here are our top tips to…

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Travel Resources For Students

Many students use their university time as an opportunity for travel. If it’s your first trip it can be a pretty daunting experience with so much to research, without proper organisation your trip may cost more than expected and you may miss some of the best the country you’re visiting has to offer. Here’s our…

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