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SU services, resources and tips

Juggling full-time studies alongside a part-time job and other commitments is never easy, and especially around exam and assessment times. We've put together some Time Management Tips for Working Students which gives a few pointers on ways you can balance your commitments whilst looking after your wellbeing.

Now more than ever, working whilst at University might seem like a necessity, and not always a rewarding one. However, it's good to keep in mind that there are many other benefits to part-time work than just the money. Find out 7 Ways Your Student Job Can Help You Win Over Recruiters.

It might be a simple tip, but it's one that's often overlooked. Borrowing library books rather than buying can save a huge amount of money throughout the course of the year. Of course there's setbacks like you won't be able to annotate, and availability is limited, but if you can, it'll save you a decent amount of money, especially if it's just for one module.

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SHU services and resources

The Hallam Library team run a Curated Reading lists project which has lots of interesting and useful resources which you can access for free, handcrafted to help you explore a range of political and social issues, or find genre fiction to help you unwind and take a break from academic studies. They have comics, genre fiction, prize winning books and much more! You can get a quickfire overview of the project in this short YouTube video.

Final Year Bursary is available for home students facing hardship, applications opened on 11 March 2024. Successful applicants will recieve £100, so check if your eligible!

* Applications are now closed!