Did you know it's also when students struggle with money most?
Managing money can be tough, especially when at uni. We've probably all heard stories about someone who spent the whole of their student loan in the first few weeks and was left barely able to buy food or pay the rent! But as Save the Student explain, it can be tricky even when being careful. So we're running an expert chat all about making your loan last.
[source: Save the Student - Student money survey 2016]
When and where is it happening?
The chat will be happening on Wednesday the 18th of Jan, from 6:30pm - 8pm over at Money for Life. (You can find out more about Money for Life in this thread.)
Who is the expert?
We're really excited to welcome Ani to answer your questions. Ani works as a student advisor at Ravensbourne College and sits on the board for the National Association of Student Money Advisors. Through her job, she's helped tons of students manage their money and apply for financial aid such as hardship loans. She also loves music, true crime podcasts, reading and writing short stories.
What kinds of things can I ask?
Anything and everything about managing money while at uni or college! This could mean asking for advice around student loans, budgeting, spending less, saving, how not to spend your whole loan at once, dealing with pressure from friends, what kinds of financial aid might be available and how to apply for it and so on.
If you're not a student but are thinking about going to uni or college, you're also welcome to come along
How will the chat work?
This session is open to anyone Just head to this page any time between 6:30pm and 7:45pm to have a chance to ask a question. The chat will look a little different to the usual chats here on The Mix. For a start, it will be moderated, meaning we'll save any questions you ask in a queue and put them through when the last one has been answered. You won't see a list of users either as we're using different software. But rest assured, we'll be there
As always, you'll also be more than welcome to chip in by sharing experiences and ideas that might be helpful to others.
You will be able to access the chat on the night here: http://www.moneyforlife.org.uk/get-support/expert-chat/
What if I can't make it but I have a question?
We can accept questions in advance and ask them on the night, however live questions will take priority. If you have a question you'd like answered then please message the mod team with it.
Any other questions, feel free to ask below!