Meet the Team

Here is a brief introduction to the awesome team behind Save the Student! (read the full story here).
As well as those of us on this page, we can’t forget to mention all the student contributors who’ve written a whole load of useful articles for us in the name of helping other students. Cheers guys!

Owen Burek

The Head Honcho

OwenOwen set up Save the Student as a first year student back in 2007, graduating from The University of Manchester with a First class degree in 2010.

He’s now dedicated to building content and resources to educate students about money and careers – all the important stuff they should have taught us in school.

In his spare time Owen loves getting outdoors, whether it’s a long bike ride, a weekend camp, sailing or a run after work.

Favourite money saving hack? Cycling into work

E-mail: owen [at]

Twitter: @savethestudent

Jake Butler

The Operations Guy

jakeJake graduated from uni in 2010 and loves to chirp on about how they were the best (but poorest) 3 years of his life. Since then he’s been a part of the STS team and vows to never stop working until every single student in the UK has saved money through using the site.

His passion for saving money sometimes spills over into the realms of being a worrying addiction.

He’s been known to wear shoes until breaking point just to avoid buying a new pair and refuses to go out for dinner without a money off voucher.

Favourite money saving hack? Always haggle

E-mail: jake [at]

Twitter: @jaketlbutler

Katie Paterson

The Editor

katiepnewKatie joined the team as Editor in March 2016. Life before Save the Student for her mostly involved many years of studying, writing savings articles for online shoppers in Southeast Asia and sloggin’ it as a freelance copywriter.

After spending a total of six years as a literature student (four years in her home town of Glasgow and two years in Amsterdam, the Netherlands), she’s learnt a thing or two along the way about how to make student finances stretch as far as is humanly possible.

Favourite money-saving hack: Reduced sushi after 7pm!

Email: katie [at]

Twitter: @KTPaters

Ruth Bushi

The Press Officer

Profile_RBushi400Ruth has a minor addiction to education, having so far studied at Lancaster, Durham and Birkbeck, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. She writes on everything from film and fitness to student finance, and still can’t quite believe she’s lucky enough to get paid for it.

When not scribbling, she can be found photographing buildings and bungling the Guardian Cryptic Crossword.

Favourite money saving hack: Marxism. Failing that, ditch over-priced cinema or rental movies that you can only watch once – cough up for a hard drive recorder and stockpile flicks you can watch as many times as you want. It pays for itself!

Email: ruth [at]

Amy Johnson

The Deal Hunter

Amy_jAmy joined the team in June 2014, as Save the Student’s resident deal hunter, and when she’s not hunting down the best student deals she can find, she’s studying for a degree in Interior Design via distance learning at Staffordshire University.

As if that’s not enough to keep her busy, Amy also works as a Trainee Architectural Technician & Interior Designer!

In her spare time, she enjoys photography, reading, visiting new places and playing around with various types of CAD software.

Favourite money-saving hack: refusing to pay full price on anything.

Jess Miller

The Student News Expert

JessJess is an English Literature graduate who may or may not have an obsession with grammar. She joined the team in 2014.

Jess currently lives in Cambridgeshire with her boyfriend and two utterly adorable cats, Jadie and Oscar (Oscar is actually a cat model!).

Favourite money-saving hack: Using cashback sites! Especially comparing insurance through comparison sites, then going through a cashback site to earn money back.

Twitter: @jesyyfm