Test your knowledge with our financial literacy quiz

Do you know credit score from your APR? Take our financial quiz to test your knowledge and see how financially literate you are as you prepare to head to university.

Exclusive deals

We've been on the hunt for exclusive offers and fantastic deals for people heading off to university for the fist time. Here are some of the best we've found and what they can offer you:

Sign up for a student current account at money.co.uk and get £100 with HSBC UK!

  • £100 sign up bonus

  • Up to £3,000 interest-free overdraft

  • Plus a whole host of account extras

Offer available to first year students on a qualifying course who open one HSBC Student Bank Account from 16th June 2022 and make 5 eligible debit card transactions within 30 days from account opening. For persons in the UK. Account subject to status. Must be UK, Channel Island, or Isle of Man resident for 3 years+ currently resident in the UK. 18+ only.

Further offer and account T&Cs apply.

HSBC Student current account

Money.co.uk has partnered with HSBC to offer you a great student current account deal. Get £100 to do uni your way with HSBC UK.

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Exclusive! Hastings Direct YouDrive car insurance

Money.co.uk has partnered with Hastings Direct to offer an exclusive student car insurance deal. £25 Just Eat/ASOS gift card.

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Hastings Direct YouDrive car insurance

Exclusive £25 Just Eat/ASOS gift card with your next purchase of Hastings Direct YouDrive car insurance through Hastings Direct.

Complete a new quote and purchase a Hastings Direct YouDrive car insurance policy through Hastings Direct to be eligible to claim a £25 Just Eat/ASOS gift card.

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Get a £10 Amazon Voucher when you sign up to LOQBOX Save at the Fresher’s Fair with money.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

  • A sign up is considered valid 15 days after the first LOQBOX payment is made.

  • Vouchers will be sent to you via email, to the email address associated with your LOQBOX Save account.

  • Only one voucher will be given to LOQBOX members with LOQBOX Save associated with this promotion.

  • This promotion runs until 30 November 2022 and all vouchers will be sent by  15 December 2022.

Build your credit score with LOQBOX

Sign up to LOQBOX Save at the Fresher’s Fair credit score offering and get a £10 Amazon voucher courtesy of money.co.uk

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Sorting out your cash at uni

We've rounded up what you need to know to get your financial life sorted, letting you focus on your studies and socialising.

You can see three of our favourite guides below - or check out our complete set of guides to student finances here.

The ultimate student finance guide for freshers

If you are heading to university this autumn, here is how to make sure you can afford to have fun rather than worrying about the pennies.

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Students walk and talk using mobile devices in university

A personal finance guide to student budgeting

If you’re starting or returning to university in September, here are some tips to help you keep your costs down before, during and after your studies.

Read More
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The ultimate student budget planner

Being a student is fun, enriching and very expensive. Here's a full list of what you'll have to pay for, as well as a handy tool that will calculate the cost of going to different UK universities based on the cost of studying, plus the cost of living in each location.

Read More

How much is your university degree worth?

Your degree and chosen university can make a difference to your lifetime earnings, find out how much yours is worth by using our degree valuation calculator:

Freshers competiton T+Cs

  • Subject to clause 2, the competition is open to all UK residents of any age, except (i) employees of RVU or its subsidiaries (“Dot Zinc Ltd or Uswitch Ltd”), or (ii) any third party directly associated with the administration of the competition.

  • The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. In order to participate, you must follow @itsmoney.co.uk on Tiktok between 24th September 2022 and Sunday 2nd October 2022 for one entry to the competition. 

  • For two entries to the competition you must complete the financial literacy quiz and stitch Money.co.uk financial literacy quiz video in accordance with the instructions listed on the competition poster.

  • All entries must be submitted via TikTok. One entry per person is permitted for following Money.co.uk. Two entries per person if the video has been stitched.  Multiple entries will not be accepted.

  • The closing time and date of the competition is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 2nd October. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

  • Money.co.uk accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind.

  • One winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator by a member of the Money.co.uk team and any decision is final.

  • The winner will receive a new Lenovo chrome book laptop. The value of this prize is £168

  • Money.co.uk reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond Money.co.uks control make it necessary to do so.

  • The winner will be notified via TikTok and be asked to provide an e-mail address via private message in order to receive the prize.

  • If a winner does not respond to Money.co.uk within 10 calendar days of being notified via TikTok by Money.co.uk, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and Money.co.uk will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.

  • The prize will be sent to the address notified for such purpose by the winner by post.

  • The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.

  • The decision of Money.co.uk regarding any aspect of the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

  • The winner's name can be obtained by sending an email with the competition name details in the title to bekah.edwards@rvu.co.uk within 10 calendar days after the closing date of the competition.

  • Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Money.co.uk reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize, to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

  • Money.co.uk reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

  • Insofar as is permitted by law, Money.co.uk, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the gross negligence of Money.co.uk, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

  • The winner(s) may be required to participate in publicity related to the competition which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media.

  • Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion may be passed on to third party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment, delivery or arrangement of the prize.

  • The competition will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

  • The promoter of this competition is Dot Zinc Ltd, The cooperage, 5 copper row, SE12LH

About James Andrews

James has spent the past 15 years writing and editing personal finance news, specialising in consumer rights, pensions, insurance, property and investments - picking up a series of awards for his journalism along the way.

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