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Student Survival guide

Student life can be stressful, that is why we decided to bring you a short student survival guide to help you cope with the new lifestyle.

Find good deals

Using discounts in order to save money should not be underestimated. After all, most of your money supply will be spent on food and accommodation. Most of the stores have weekly deals such as buy 2 yoghurts and get one free. Besides the deals at the stores, you can check out the Saturday’s market, where you can not only buy vegetables, but also meat and candy at decent prices.

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Jumbo Supermarket

Jumbo: For all your groceries!

Join sport teams

Joining a sports team is a great way of meeting people from other universities who you wouldn’t meet otherwise. Not only you get to spend time with new people, but you also burn calories. Did you know that exercising helps the body with releasing happiness hormones (serotonin, dopamine and endorphin)? Therefore, staying fit helps you with being happy.

Learn how to cook

Living at your parent’s may have been nice, but now it’s time for the real world. This also means that you cannot depend on cooked dinner when you finish a day at uni unless you make it yourself. Luckily, there are a plenty of low-budget and also easy recipes to find online. If you have no idea where to look for some, try checking out Pinterest for ideas.


Don’t forget to treat yourself once in a while and go out for a cheap meal with your friends. Remember, life is difficult as it is, treating yourself once in a while is not a crime, you deserve it :)

Books or e-books that is the question

Buying a physical book isn’t always the best option. The e-books are generally cheaper and don’t gather dust. In some occasions, you’re lucky enough to find the pdf versions of the books online for free.

Stack up on drugs (no, not the one of the night pharmacy)

Student life can be stressful, and stress is usually the main reason of weakened immunity. Mommy is not around anymore with her box full of medicine. That is why it is important to buy the painkillers, vitamins and probiotics before the sickness happens. You can find them in regular stores as well as pharmacies Just imagine having a high fever and going to the store to buy medicine. Doesn’t sound good, right? So expect the worst and hope the best.

Sort your financial stuff

Sometimes, the money just keeps pouring out, but how to make it pour in? The best thing you can do is to find a job. You can check out the job offers on our website, but it is also important to know that as soon as you get a job, you will be obligated to have a Dutch health insurance. The good thing to know is that you are also entitled to a health care allowance which you can request help at CheckVenlo.

If you liked the article, make sure to check out the website more often because we will have a lot of interesting content for you and your colleagues.


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