Useful tools and resources for students

student resources

Since 2007 Save the Student has been the resource students trust when looking to improve their finances. We now have over 1,000 guides, most of which are updated regularly.

For some of our meatier guides an online calculator, comparison tool or editable checklist can make life a whole lot easier when putting our advice into practice.

This page is a live collection of all the handy tools and resources we've created for students, from understanding your specific loan repayments to finding the best phone contract.

At the bottom we've also picked out some highlight guides and a couple of inspirational student stories we've covered.

Student calculators

Student Loan repayments calculator

Find out how long it will take you to pay off your student loan, and how much you can expect to pay back.

Rent affordability calculator

With rent being the biggest student cost, it's really important to know what you can afford to pay for the whole tenancy (typically 12 months).

Parental contributions calculator

Did you know that the government expects your parents to top up your student loan? Use this handy tool to make the conversation of asking for support easier.

Cost of uni per hour

Have you ever wondered how much university is costing you per hour? You might never miss a lecture again... 😉

Downloads

Budgeting spreadsheet

This single resource could change your world in terms of saving money. Read our budgeting guide to understand how best to use this spreadsheet.

What to take to university checklist

It can be totally overwhelming trying to pack ahead of moving to university for the first time. Use our free Google Doc to craft your own personal checklist, but please read the full what to take to uni guide first...

House viewing checklist

Avoid nasty surprises and over-priced rental properties with the help of our printable checklist to take along on viewings. This should be used in conjunction with our guide on viewing student houses.

CV template

This free CV template has been designed with students and graduates in mind. Use it as a base to build up and help structure your CV. More tips and advice in How to write a great CV.

Comparison tools

Phone contract deal comparison

Use our comparison tool to find the best mobile phone contract or SIM-only deal for you.

Mobile phone recycling comparison

Getting rid of your old phone? Make sure you get the best price for it.

Student part-time job search

Every hour we crawl popular student job sites and agencies for our on-site job search engine. Search for part-time jobs suitable for students in your area then browse through the results in one place.

Other resources

Highlighted guides

New to university

Managing money

Improving finances

Careers and employment

Student life

Inspirational students

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