Useful tools and resources for students
Since 2007 Save the Student has been the resource students trust to improve their finances. We now have over 1,000 regularly updated guides.
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.
Find out how long it will take you to pay off your student loan, and how much you can expect to pay back.
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).
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.
Have you ever wondered how much university is costing you per hour? You might never miss a lecture again... 😉
Use our comparison tool to find the best mobile phone contract or SIM-only deal for you.
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.
Downloads & printables
This single resource could change your world in terms of saving money. Read our budgeting guide to understand how best to use this spreadsheet.
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.
If you are looking for the skills based CV template, you can also download that here.
Score and compare each property with our one-page printable checklist to take on viewings. This should be used in conjunction with our guide on viewing student houses to avoid nasty surprises and over-priced rental properties.
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...
To save around £670 in a year, you can use our free spreadsheet to track your progress with the 1p saving challenge (available for leap years and non-leap years).
For more info about this money-saving technique, have a read of our 1p saving challenge guide.
Planning what to eat, when and working out how much it'll cost you can seem like a chore. But not anymore! We've created both downloadable shopping lists and a list of recipes that will last you a month for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND snacks!
Student Money Cheat Sheet
The Student Money Takeaway distils the very best advice from our website onto just 2 pages. It's designed to be accessible, fun and engaging.
We created this resource in response to alarming findings from our recent student surveys, particularly with 57% reporting poor mental health due to money worries.
A printed leaflet version has been well received by over 70 university services and unions to aid them in supporting their students. To place a leaflet order please contact us.
- Student Money Cheat Sheet
- National student money surveys
- Graduate scheme deadlines
- Student money Podcast
- Student discount directory
- Student deals and offers
- Student letting agents directory
- Student recipes
- Banking jargon explained
New to university
- Common myths about university
- University clearing guide
- What to take to university checklist
- 36 mistakes every fresher will make
- Things graduates wish they’d known in their first year
- 9 tips for international students moving to the UK
- The big fat guide to student finance
- Student grants, bursaries and scholarships
- Best student bank accounts
- Student debt and how to clear it
- Basic tax facts for students
- How much money should your parents give you at university?
- How to check and improve your credit rating
- Setting up and managing utility bills
- 15 money lessons you should have been taught in school
- 83 practical ways to save money
- Student money scams to avoid
- 57 ways to save money on food
- Ways to make money in your spare time
- 36 money saving resources
- 50 business ideas to start at university
- 16 best money saving apps
- Best student broadband deals
- The ultimate list of free stuff
Careers and employment
- How to find a part-time job
- Common interview questions and how to answer them
- How to write a great CV
- Internship guide for students
- What's the average graduate salary for your degree?
- How to apply for a graduate scheme
- Graduate scheme deadlines
- 10 ways to take better lecture notes
- How to increase productivity
- 32 tips to avoid getting hacked
- How to write a 3,000 word essay in a day
- 13 things to do before you graduate
- Things to check before signing a tenancy agreement
- Cheap fancy dress costume ideas
- Free software for students
- Student meal plan
- Lucy Ackers runs an alpaca farm in her spare time
- Ken Ilgunas lived in a van for 2 years to graduate debt-free
- Joe Pearce lives on £800 yacht to save on rent
- Yasmin Awan funds degree by working as a real life mermaid
- Portsmouth student saves £200 a month commuting FROM London
- Dannielle Noonan lives on £10 for a week
This page is just a snippet of what we have across Save the Student! Use the top navigation to browse through the categories. And get in touch to request any other tools 🙂