Varsity life can be tough on many things- including your wallet. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to lessen the blow by taking advantage of resources hidden on campus or even in your pocket. Here are 5 hidden gems to find at your varsity that will help you save some coin.
Campus librarians do more than just sort out books. They can help you with your research paper, and give you lots of study assistance for free. Book an appointment with them if you’re struggling with your assignments- we all need a little extra help sometimes!
Your student card
Do you ever think about your student card? It’s more than just a card to get you in and out of campus. Present it at parks, museums, and any other place that offers student discounts. Most student discounts range from 10-25% off, so if you can get one, why not? Also, be on the look-out for what kinds of discounts shops are willing to offer to students.
Thinking of getting fit? Great! Now, don’t get discouraged if you can’t afford those expensive gym memberships because you probably don’t need them. Your campus likely has a gym or fitness centre facility, which is far cheaper than regular gyms. If not, you can still make use of sports fields or join a team to get into an active routine.
Healthcare services can be another money-drainer, but your health should never be compromised and it’s important to stay on top of it. Chances are, your campus has a clinic with nurses and counsellors which you can visit for free. You can get Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests and consultations done, as well as get access to contraceptives and other medication for free or at a more reasonable price than the pharmacy.
On-campus work opportunities
Building up your work experience up while you’re still studying is something you can do by getting involved as a student employee. Ask your campus administration for more information on what opportunities they’ve got open- it’ll be a bonus if it’s in your chosen field of study or career path.
Student life comes with a lot of expenses but thankfully, there are some perks as well. Use these free resources to get the most out of your time at varsity- you deserve it!