New university terms are starting again soon, although many normal student experiences could be different this year because of Covid-19 guidelines.
For many, attending university not only means further education, it also involves negotiating various elements of adult life – perhaps for the first time.
One of these areas is financial independence and taking on the responsibility of managing your own money.
Here we look at the best bank accounts for students and offer tips on what to look out for when managing personal finances.
What is a student bank account?
A student bank account is just like a normal bank account, but adapted in certain ways – for example, many offer an interest-free overdraft.
You have to prove you’re a student to get hold of one, usually with an offer letter from your university or UCAS –