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 Push Post: Student Newsletter

January 2019


Hey there <<First Name>>! 
 
As new year resolutions fade into the chocolate stash of desire, we’re here to remind you you don’t need to wait for one day a year to build the new you. Push is always here to help you shape your future for the better whether you're thinking about uni or have other plans.
 
Read on for info on student life, money saving tips and info on gap years.

If you can’t wait for the next newsletter why not check out our archives here. We'll see you soon. 
 
The Push Team

WHAT'S NEW?
Part-Time Work

New Year, same beautiful old you. But if you haven’t been working in the past, 2019 could be the year you make your way into the world of work and bag a part-time job.
 
Obvious perk? Cash. You earned it, no one can tell you what you can/can’t/should/shouldn’t spend it on. Want to blow a week’s earnings on a massive Dominos order? Do it. Those chicken strippers will never taste better...read more.
DREAMING OF A GAP?

School and college is pretty heavy going. You start when you can barely walk or talk, then it’s full-throttle all the way until you hit 18, and are set free into the big bad world.
 
For lots of people, it makes sense and feels right to go straight into university once A-Levels or Highers are finished. For others, it doesn’t. And that’s just as groovy...read more.
BEAT THE SCAMMERS

So you’ve just started uni and the student loan is rolling in. Maybe you just got a part-time job and are finally making some hard earned cash. Maybe you’ve landed an apprenticeship and are now in control of your own money for the first time.
 
Becoming financially independent is a pretty incredible feeling, but it also comes with some downsides. Namely, there are some pretty nasty people out there looking to take your cash from you...read more.
WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?
For year 12s
 
UCAS already?
 
If you know you want to apply for uni then you have nearly a year until your UCAS application deadline for 2020.
 
But if you're clever (and we’re sure you are), you'll want to be as on-the-ball as Cinderella’s godmother and get your application right at the front of the queue. That means getting it submitted by around half term this Autumn.
 
Still think you've got ages? Just think about all the lessons, summer exams, Saturday jobs, parties, holidays and procrastination you've got to fit in. Blink and the year will be gone...read more.
For year 13s

The UCAS deadline has now passed. Hopefully you can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing yours was submitted ages ago. If that's the case, here are the four possible responses you could be getting in the next few months...read more.
WHAT NEXT?
Want more info? Take a look on our website.

Push titbits of news and advice on heading to uniapprenticeshipsschool leaver schemes, and the world of work
MAKING YOUR MONEY STRETCH FURTHER

Money never seems to stick around for long, as a student and there's so many myths about student finance it's hard to know what to believe.
 
Whether it’s bills, books, burgers or booze, there’s always something you’ll be whacking out your contactless card for, and avoiding checking your bank statement because of.
 
That’s why we’re here to help with a few tips and tricks to make your cash last just a little bit longer...read more.
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