Sally is a key member of the MoneyMaxim editorial team. She is a frequent hire-car user and often goes on holiday with her family. With an interest in getting great value for money, Sally shares her hints and tips for travelling and insurance.
With so many resources available online, from recorded lectures and research material to social media and career websites, it is essential that students have good internet access when they are living in their term time accommodation. Many universities now make access to their library online as well as tutors using email to contact their students.
In most halls of residence, free wifi is included so students there are all ready to go but what happens when you are in private accommodation? If you are a first year who will not be living in a university residence this year or a returning student finding your own place to live, you can get ahead and find a great student broadband deal by comparing the packages available through MoneyMaxim.
There are contracts on our student broadband page to cover the full academic year, or more flexible short term contracts. There is sure to be a term to suit your needs. Having the information to hand means you and your housemates can get together to choose the most ideal policy for all of you and share the cost too.
Compare packages on download speed, length of contract and price. Some deals also come with a special offer such as a gift voucher or prepaid Mastercard. Something that may go a little way to help with the shopping!
If you are taking any valuable items with you to university, then it is a good idea get them insured. Computers are a vital tool for students and insurance means that, should the worst happen and, for example, your laptop is stolen, you will have the funds to be able to replace it.
Student Insurance will cover all your belongings in your room although sometimes you will need to add cover for specific items such mobile phones. Additional cover is also available for personal belongings that you will be taking out of your room. You would need this if you intend to take an electronic tablet to lectures for example.