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The Student Guide to Christmas on a Budget

The best time of the year is almost upon us! For most students, this will mean a trip back home and the need to budget for decorations, food, gifts and other festive essentials.

At Digs, we don’t think financial worries should cast a shadow over Christmas, read on to discover our top tips for having your best Christmas ever without having to break the bank.

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5 Ways to Earn Extra Money at Uni and Pay Off Your Student Debt Faster

There’s no denying that being a student is a pricey prospect in this day and age, especially for those studying in the UK. You don’t need us to tell you about the ever-rising cost of tuition, bills and basic living expenses, as well as the increasing levels of debt that most undergraduates rack up before they even begin on their career journey.

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Things to Consider When Choosing Your Student Accommodation

With all the excitement that comes with moving into student accommodation, it can be easy to rush into choosing a property, only to find out later in the year that it’s not well suited to your requirements.

To help ensure you choose the right property, we’ve pulled together our top considerations for making the decision, we’ll also take a look at how private accommodation compares with student halls.

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Practical Tips for International Students Studying In Bristol

Offering a diverse mix of courses across hundreds of world-class universities, it’s no wonder that the U.K is one of the most popular destinations for postgraduates to come to study abroad.

Whilst there are many wonderful things to look forward to about studying in the UK, with so much to consider and plan for, it can be a daunting task. 

From finances and accommodation to travel and weather preparation, we’ve pulled together a list of our top tips for international students coming to Bristol to study at university to get your term off to the right start.

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Letting Your Property to Students What You Need To Know

Since 2011, we’ve been letting properties to students and helping landlords manage their properties profitably. In that time, we’ve become one of the larger student property management companies in Bristol; so we like to think we know a thing or two about letting property to students.

Whilst letting property to students can be very profitable, it is not without its complexities. In our latest blog post, we’ll some of the key things you should know before deciding to let your property to students or not.

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Why Should Landlords Use an ARLA Approved Agent?

ARLA Propertymark was formed in 2017, when leading industry bodies including ARLA, NAEA, NAVA and more combined to form a single brand with the aim of the raising industry standards, promoting education and helping landlords protect and maximise their investment.

At Abode, we are proud to be part of ARLA Propertymark and were ARLA approved for many years before the new brand was formed. Our commitment to a quality service means we not only abide by, but aim to excel the high standard required to retain ARLA Propertymark membership.

So why should you use an ARLA Property Mark member? There a number of benefits for both landlords and tenants - read our latest blog post to find out more.

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Top Tips for Saving Money Whilst At University

If you’re new to university, receiving your first student loan may feel like your best payday yet.

But without proper budgeting, you could be faced with a premature call to the bank of Mum and Dad.

To help you budget better and save a penny here and there, we’ve come up with our top tips for saving money at university.

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Free Apps Every Student Needs To Download

Who could live without apps? They help keep us organised, prevent us from getting lost and distract us from important things. But with around 2.8m apps available on the Google Play store and 2.2m on the Apple app store, it can be hard to know which ones are worth downloading.

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Important Updates for Landlords

Two updates on important changes - letting agency fees and a new central Bristol HMO licensing scheme. Whilst they may both impact landlords, it’s not all doom and gloom and there is still time to have your say and help shape the consultations.

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No Clubbing? No Problem. - Bristols Alternative Guide to Nightlife

At university, there is an undeniable pressure to go clubbing. Regretful spending of student loans, missed lectures and too many takeaways all usually come when mixed with regular nights out. Whilst we’re not discouraging a night out on the tiles, we all need a break sometimes and we know it’s not for everyone; here are 5 alternatives to clubbing in Bristol that are just as enjoyable as a night out

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The Freshers Guide To Eating and Staying Healthy at University

If you’re new to uni life, or just unsure how best to stay healthy at university, read our latest blog post for healthy meal tips on a budget, exercise ideas and guidance and help for ensuring your mental wellbeing doesn’t decline whilst you are at university. 

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