Starting university is an exciting, yet daunting time for students. Whether you’re living at home, in halls or with a group of friends, a new experience brings with it new responsibilities like budgeting your money!

Although undergraduates can apply for a ‘student loan’, you should definitely check to see if you qualify for a maintenance loan, which could certainly assist with buying essentials. Depending on your family’s income you could receive a non-repayable sum of up to £3,475!


You should also calculate the costs of accommodation, bills, food shopping etcetera; then you will have a rough guide of how much you can spend on yourself each week! Us students will admit that we tend to spend money (that we don’t necessarily have), on things like alcohol, clothes and going out, but be careful! Getting into debt or not paying your rent can cause serious complications; you don’t want a hefty fine waiting for you at the end of the year!

If you’re really struggling financially, get a part time job. It will look great on your CV and give you the extra cash to enjoy social time with friends too! If you’re worried about anything, speak to your University finance team they should be able to offer support and advice.

Of course having fun at Uni is vital, but being sensible with your money, can save you the stress… and a few extra pennies too!

Words: Raeanna Harward

Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Wheat” | Sneak Peek


We take a sneak peek at the Nike Air Force Mid ‘Wheat’ from the Nike ‘Wheat’ Collection, the upper is an allover coating of wheat nubuck complimented by Golden laces and a subtle black tick on the velcro straps, all of this sits on a gumsole making this a timeless sneaker that can be put down and pulled out Autumn after Autumn.. The Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Wheat” will be dropping at Sneaker Politics beginning November 1

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Sneakbo has dropped the visuals for his new single ‘Right Here’ from his new album Certified, and its a banger! Featuring MOBO award winning Rap duo Krept and Konan the single fuses the grimy feel of South London Rap with Sneakbos usual slick wordplay and Krept and Konans energy, all three rappers are celebrating their positions in the game through their lyrics and with the high quality visuals and attractive models, are giving their fans a glimpse of the lives they are now living thanks to Music. Check out the video and go to itunes to cop Certified.

Patta AW14 #SSS Ladies” Editorial


The female takeover on the Dutch brand Patta has returned with Part 3 of the Patta #SSS Ladies editorial series. The male-targeted brand has continued to incorporate female models who provide an alternative angle on Patta’s timeless pieces. Featuring creative direction from Ace Dia and Violette Esmeralda; the lookbook pairs Patta’s latest sweatshirts, T-shirts and Varsity jackets with winged eyeliner, hoop earrings and bold lipstick- which not only adheres to the streetwear market, but also conforms to the female beauty market. This promotes the expansion of Patta’s target audience at large, which certainly heightens Patta’s appeal as a brand.

The items featured in the Patta #SSS Ladies Editoral F/W 2014 Lookbook are available now on Patta’s online store.

Words Rianne Addo

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Kate Tempest |Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize

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Kate Tempest is an artist, who truly represents and defines British Culture, someone who has absconded from commercialisation, yet whose incredible talent is still recognised throughout the industry. Starting out at just 16 rapping at strangers on night buses or begging fellow MC’s to get on the mic at raves she has gone on to work with a string of top artists such as Roots Manuva.

2014 has been a good year so far for 28 year old Kate Tempest, as she’s been turning heads throughout the industry. Having already won the prestigious Ted Hughes award with her previous album, her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Everybody Down’ made the list for the Mercury Music Prize taking place this week! Not only this but Tempest has broken through the conventional means for dropping her album, as this multi talented singer, writer, poet and rapper has simultaneously released a novel, which compliments it. Each song coincides with a chapter, and although the two harmonise well with each other they also stand alone with their own identity. Kate is an artist who truly represents the meaning of the award. This talented lady is defiantly one to watch out for.

Words: Lola Mia Bellouere – Keay