Hey guys, hope you are all well and no one’s suffering from freshers flu or anything nasty like that! I’ve just come back to Wales after a nice weekend in England – I went and did some motorsports photography in the English countryside at a hill climb which was good fun! Incidentally, I’ve just joined the Glamorgan Photography society which should be good – meeting once a week and the membership fee was only £2. Gotta love student prices:)
Depending on where you come from, returning back home from Uni can be a quick hop on the train, or a long commute. I luckily live around 2 hours away so I can actually go back home for some weekends if I fancy it. Some of you may feel that you might like to do that too once you come to uni, so I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to break the bank! Invest in a student railcard and you’ll be saving pennies in no time. You buy either a 1 year card, or a 3 year card, and it gives you 30% off all train journeys! The prices are ….. for the 1 year card, or ….. for the 3 year card. You can find them on the following link here so make sure you get one – it can be a huge help in reducing the amount you spend.
From Treforest train station to Cardiff central is just 3.95 Return with a rail card, so it will even make the short and easy journeys cheaper which can’t hurt:)
Some of you if you are lucky, may get one as part of your student bank account. It’s important when coming to the end of 6th form and heading towards uni to get a student bank account sorted. All the big banks do this, and they all provide different perks/benefits so it’s really worth researching before you decide. Big factors to look at will be the rate of interest you will receive, and the amount of planned overdraft you can use. I’ll be reminding you of this next summer so don’t worry if you think you might forget all this as a potential Uni student. If you are a fresher and reading this then I hope you already have a student bank account!!!
Have a good week, J