With so many things to keep tabs on at Uni, you need to be able to manage your life on the move.
There are literally millions of apps that help student life, so we’ve done the hard work and put together our Top Apps for Students to help you enjoy everything you want and need during your time at Uni.
There’s a lot to think about in your time at University, and the last thing you want keeping you up at night is money. Most students are going to be thinking about how to make their student loan stretch the term. Luckily it's super easy to get on top, and as it should be one of your top priorities.
Monzo is one of our favourite online bank accounts. You can open a full UK bank account for free, straight on your phone. Our favourite feature is for those of you who would like to set a daily budget. Set a budget, and Monzo will tell you if you go over and how long you have left until payday.
You can also split bills with your friends, and keep an eye on your money when you’re on the go. And yes, if you’re wondering, you’ll get the iconic orangey pink debit card in the post.
Splitwise is an ideal budgeting app for students with flatmates. We love this app because it takes the awkwardness out of keeping on top of shared bills with your friends. Connect with friends, add bills for nights out, trips away, utilities, and when your best mate conveniently forgets their debit card on that fancy lunch out. Simply log the bill in the app and when you’re ready to settle up, you’ll see exactly how much everyone owes.
Chip automatically saves you money, with no effort at all. Chip monitors your spending, and analyses your money coming in and going out, and calculates how much you can afford to save each week. Once it’s decided how much you can afford to save, it puts that much of your money away in an account, safe for you to spend another day without even having to lift a finger!
There’s a lot to think about in your time at University, and the last thing you want keeping you up at night is money. Most students are going to be thinking about how to make their student loan stretch the term. Luckily it’s super easy to get on top, and as it should be one of your top priorities.
Idealo saves you the pain of buying something, and then finding it cheaper elsewhere. It’s a price comparison app that helps you find the best prices online. Search for something you want, and see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere online. And if you’re not ready to make the buy just yet, you can set a Price Alert in the app, which pings you with any price drops or when discounts become available.
If you’re on O2, you need to check out the O2 Priority Moments app. It shares daily treats that can include, major discounts at high street stores, off tickets to your next gig, restaurant vouchers and loads of cheeky freebies. Lots of people presume O2 Priority Moments is exclusive to
customers, but there are some Open2All deals available to everyone!
TopCashback is one of the biggest and best cashback platforms out there. Offering high cashback rates from retailers like Just Eat, eBay, Expedia and plenty more. The Classic membership is free, and gets you up to 10% cashback payouts. When you sign up, you are automatically signed up for the Plus membership, which gives you double, up to 20% cashback on your purchases. This costs £5 a Year, subtracted from your cashback earnings, but remember to opt out of this if it’s not for you. TopCashback is a win win situation.
There are so many more apps to help get you through Uni. We pulled out a few choices that everyone at Uni will find useful. If you need to travel, organise your studies, or save money on your tasty Friday Night Take Aways, we've got you covered.
If you’re planning on traveling anywhere by train, get yourself the Trainline app. It’s one of the most popular places to get train tickets in the UK. You can use it to buy your tickets on the move, check timetables, get live updates, and importantly get your Student Railcard.
A Student Railcard saves you 1/3 off train tickets, and generally pays itself off after one or two journeys! Save a third all year round, during both peak and off-peak times, and even save on First Class! Check out our deals on
Trainline Student Railcard’s Here
Too Good To Go is a brilliant app to help that aims to make sure food gets eaten, not wasted. Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and manufacturers. The Too Good To Go app lets you buy tasty food at a reduced rate, that would have otherwise been thrown away.
If you think food is life, this is a students best kept secret. Simply choose a location, time of collection, food type, and it will give you a selection of the best offers available to you. Be quick though, because the food is so tasty and so cheap, it’s mega popular and they run out fast.
Evernote is one of the most popular and world renowned organisation apps on the market, and it’s for a good reason. Evernote helps get your university life organised with ease. You can take down notes and save web clippings, organised simply into different subjects and categories, and have them synced across all your devices, so you’re never short of what you need, wherever you are.
We hope this has helped you! If you’re looking for more advice and information on how to make the most of your time at University, check out our
Uni Life Advice Hub