Writer Profile: Katie

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Having spent six years of my life as a student (two of which was spent studying abroad), I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two along the way about making student finances stretch as far as possible. As Editor at Save the Student, I’m now focussing on passing on that knowledge as best I can.

Got a tip you want to share? Reach me on katie[at]savethestudent.org

Katie's contributions

8 awesome careers you can get into with any degree

Realising your degree subject isn’t for you after all? Don’t sweat – there are heaps of interesting career options that don’t care what you subject you studied.

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Subway advertises for Sandwich Artist ‘apprenticeship’ on government website

Subway has created a Sandwich Artist apprenticeship that lets them pay young staff below minimum wage – and it looks like […]

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17 eBay buying hacks

Whether you’re new to the eBay game or fancy yourself an auction pro – here’s a few tricks you can pull to nab goodies at the lowest price possible.

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Government’s plans to link TEF to tuition fees rejected!

Plans to use the Teaching Excellence Framework to increase tuition fees was unexpectedly shot down by House of Lords last night.

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Redbrick uni gives scholarships intended for poorer teens to private school pupils

The scheme was created to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds get into the university, but a third of places have been given to private school students.

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Walkers is hiring a ‘Super Tester’ – get paid to eat crisps!

You’ll need to be a non-smoker with a big appetite and a strong vocabulary to land the job.

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9 weird and wonderful jobs you never knew existed

Uninspired by the prospect of falling into a boring 9-5 job after graduation? The job market is much more interesting than you think!

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Government to introduce 2-year degrees with £14000/year fees

A fast-track degree will mean spending less on living costs, but it’ll cost the same as a three-year course and involve giving up your summer break!

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Call for government intervention over ‘outrageous’ VC salaries and luxury expenses

The UCU’s report has been described as an ‘embarrassment’ to universities, and suggests tuition fees are being spent irresponsibly.

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Best automatic savings apps and bots

Can a chatbot really help you manage your cash? These virtual personal accountants are the future of banking, but how do they work?

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Government reveals plans to crack down on essay-writing websites

From autumn 2017, universities will be expected to take a standardised approach to dealing with students who pay for essay-writing services.

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15 tuition fee myths debunked

Student Finance can be a total minefield, but missing the facts can have dire implications. It’s time we debunked some of those myths you’ve been hearing!

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