It's that time of year for students across the country to fly the nest and start the exciting new experience of university life. There's so much to learn and lots to think about, and that's before any lectures.

That's why, here at GetPaidTo, we have come up with some useful advice for freshers that will not only prepare you for your studies, but the whole university experience. From budgeting to fashion, you'll find some great tips that will be extremely useful whilst being a student.

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Packing for university doesn’t just mean one suitcase. If only it was that easy! Whether you’re moving into halls or sharing with friends, there’s a lot more you are going to need other than just your clothes. Check out our essential guide of what to pack here. There is also a handy checklist to help you tick off the items you need as you go.

If there are still things you need to buy, it’s not too late to take advantage of great student offers and savings. Buy your student essentials with GetPaidTo and you will also receive cashback.

Saving money and budgeting

One of the biggest struggles facing most students is learning to budget your student loan. Food shopping can be a particular struggle but if you follow our useful supermarket shopping tips, you won’t have to live solely on baked beans and super noodles.

If you find your student loan doesn’t stretch quite as far as you would like, check out our student discounts and offers to save money and earn cashback when you shop with GetPaidTo. You can take advantage of these offers when buying a dress for the fresher’s ball. We have put together five top picks to help you find the perfect dress but on a student budget.

Student Discounts and Offers

Food shopping on a budget

What to wear to the freshers ball

Student Discounts for Spring

Saving on gadgets

If you are a fan of all things tech but not sure what you will need at university, check out our top 10 gadgets to find out how you can make your university experience a lot smoother.

Top 10 gadgets for students

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