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3 simple ways to save money on grocery shopping

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1. Know the Season

Have you noticed that your favorite fruits and vegetables are considerably more expensive during different seasons? Although most fresh fruit and vegetables are available all year-round, some are less expensive when they are in season. So if you’re looking to save, stick to what’s in season, for instance, avocados, pawpaw and artichokes are in season in spring. Go to this link and download a PDF guide to what’s in season during the spring months.

2. Visit frozen food section

If some of your food constantly get spoiled before you got around to use it, it’s frustrating and a huge waste of money. Frozen vegetables tend to be cheaper than their fresh counterparts, and freezer bags make it easier for you to use only what you need when you need it plus you get the same nutritional benefits but in a more affordable way. Canned food is also cheaper than fresh fruit and vegetables and lasts much longer, so you don’t need to eat it right away.

3. Forget about brand loyalty

Many of us somehow believe in the quality of a brand to the point that we can judge another product on its brand or image. But is the quality of a product really determined by its colour and packaging? It’s very unlikely. So next time you are shopping for example for cleaning products, don’t ignore home-brand products of Woolworths and Coles, so you pay for the product without paying extra for the label.

How do you save money on grocery shopping?

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6 essential websites for UNSW students who are leaving the nest

UNSW Residential Communities manages campus colleges, the University Terraces and UNSW Apartments. The units are aimed at independent living for undergraduates and postgraduates including couples and families with children. You can find all the necessary information as well as apply online by visiting their website.

Study stays is a free service provided by Student Life and Learning to assist UNSW students who are looking for housing vacancies around out Kensington and COFA campuses. Note, you need to register first and then start your search.

Classifieds is a free listing service for the UNSW community. All you need to do is to login with your Z ID and password to begin. There are 5 different categories: Accommodation, Buy/Sell, Lost/Found, Events and Swap/Trade.

Student Participation Advisors is a team of professional staff who have many years of experience in coaching students through general study and personal matters to achieve their academic goals. You can book in a free appointment with a student participation advisor, to gain help and advice about securing the best living situation for you especially if you are planning on renting privately (know your rights!) or regarding any other personal matter.

Housing at UNSW is a Facebook group where you can find a place to rent or housemates within UNSW comunity.

Free & For sale is another useful Facebook page where you can resell/buy textbooks/fridges/fans and more!

Have you found this article useful? Do you know any other interesting websites for UNSW students who are leaving the nest that we’ve missed? What other topics you would like us to cover?
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5 Everyday Life Tutorials

Struggling with some aspects of your new adult life?

It’s never too late to learn! Watch these 5 short and informative videos and move one step closer to becoming a true adult.

1. How to remove grease stains

2. How to perfect hard-boiled eggs

3. How to change a light bulb

4. How to tie a tie

5. How to cook the perfect pasta

Have you found this useful? What other things you would like to learn on your way to becoming a true adult?

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Leaving the Nest

Where to rent?

Finding a place to rent is not an easy task. You need to consider costs and location. As a university student, you should probably consider renting place in close proximity to your campus. You can either rent an apartment/house in nearby suburbs or live on campus.

Shared house/apartment

Renting is pretty expensive in Sydney. Here is a list of Rents by Individual Suburbs in Sydney. If you’re a UNSW student, the cheapest suburb to rent in is Kingsford plus it’s in very close proximity to the campus. You might also want to consider renting in Coogee, Kensington and Randwick. Bear in mind that it’s often cheaper to rent in a shared apartment/house.

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Campus accommodation
There are 2 types of accommodation UNSW apartments and UNSW colleges. Apartment types vary from studios to 8 bedroom apartments.

University Terraces, Barker, Mulwarree and High St Apartments – Link to accommodation fees (Mulwarree apartments’ is the cheapest option with rent rate $223 per week)

UNSW Village – Link to accommodation fees (fees vary from $258 to $420 per week).

There are six Colleges: Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall and The Kensington Colleges (Basser College, Philip Baxter College and Goldstein College) and UNSW Hall – link to the fees (the price range varies from $367 to $517)
Campus accommodation is always high on demand so make sure you apply in advance.

What factors do you consider the most important when choosing a place to rent? We would love to hear your opinion!

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