There are many courses of study suitable for a career in finance. While there are professional qualifications, there are also bachelor’s degrees and more advanced degrees for people already working in finance who wish to become better educated.
The trouble comes into it when you want your little luxuries, creature comforts and a stylish place to live too. These aren’t the usual expectations from a young student, but you’re a bit older and have come to expect a certain luxury in your life. Is it even possible to combine the two?
Here are a few suggestions to return to education while not losing your comfortable standard of living.
Premium Student Accommodation with Style
When you’re looking for student accommodation that has a certain flamboyance or Panache (as the French like to say) then the typical low-cost digs won’t cut it. You’re used to a stylishly appointed kitchen with rays of sunshine peeking through to greet you in the morning, a decent coffee maker that produces a cup to rival any Starbucks, and a place to relax (or study) as needed.
Almero Student Mansions are designed to offer premium accommodation for people who are studying in the area but don’t wish to sacrifice the standard of living they’re worked hard to achieve. Along with quality furnishing, fast internet and access to local shops, their properties are picked for their locality to nearby centres of education too.
You can view their current listings here: www.almerostudentmansions.com/properties/manchester/
Figure Out What Matters the Most to You
When you’re keeping your existing home but want to take most of your life with you to a rental in another city, consider what you can take and things to leave behind. Depending on how large of a rental you choose, there’s only so much space. It’s also difficult to relocate by car or on a train if you’re transporting too much stuff.
Cast a discerning eye over your possessions. Decide what are the things you cannot do without. Some items will make anywhere feel like home. That could be the desk you work from, a coloured decorative lamp for those late-night reading sessions, or your own duvet.
Whatever means home to you is what you should pack up and take to a new place. You can find advice on the essential items you should pack here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/advice/packing-university-items-you-do-and-do-not-need.
Arrive Early to Take in Your Surroundings
While you’ll be mostly studying during the day, it’s a good idea to understand the place you’ll relocate to. That doesn’t just mean the area near your college or university. You’ll need to learn where the high street is, the local supermarkets, and the Post Office to pick up book deliveries from Amazon that you missed while in class. Also, don’t forget the nightlife too. Read up to get a good sense of where the cinemas, tasty eateries, happening bars and other places to hang out are located.
So, don’t worry! It’s very possible to keep your comfortable lifestyle and set yourself up as a student. There’s no need to sacrifice – you can have both.