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DSU’s Welfare team are backing a national money-saving campaign that could see you manage your cash a bit better and improve mental health.

National Student Money Week is a countrywide initiative led by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) and aims to spread the word about simple money-management techniques to students across the UK and DSU’s Welfare team are laying on a week of events to help you make the most of your student loan.

Lianne Wale, Welfare and Education Advisor, said: “We are trying to get people to make wise choices in ways that don’t compromise your lifestyle and to show you can still have fun at uni without getting into massive debt.

“One of the examples we are using is crisps because people are drawn towards brands. On the Thursday we have three different varieties to taste test, compare, and get people involved with thinking about money.

“We have some freebies to give away as well, with chocolate coins, money boxes, highlighters and the bags for life.”

NASMA’s theme for this year’s Money Week is linking people’s attitude towards money with their mental health.

Lianne continued: “The main thing is about saving money.

“It can be a very personal subject and for people who are not affected they will think ‘that is not for me’ but it’s a really helpful message.”

As well as stalls and events held throughout the week, the team will also be holding a cash competition on Twitter, and keep an eye on DSU’s BuzzFeed for our top tips for selling stuff and in the next edition of The Demon for our reviews of the good, the bad and the ugly of money-saving apps.

Find out more about the welfare team on their web hub here. You can also follow them on Twitter.

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