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Handy apps and top tips for life at university

Handy apps

We've found four great apps recommended by students, for students. From help in the kitchen to keeping focussed in your studies, there's an app to help you. 

Apps available on most smartphones. Charges may apply. This is not a recommendation from Royal Bank of Scotland.

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    Class timetable

    Class timetable helps you keep track of classes and add events to your week's schedule with ease.

  2. 2

    Big oven

    Find recipe inspiration, plan meals, create grocery lists and more on the Big oven app

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    Struggle to keep focus while trying to study? Forrest makes putting down your phone a game impacting the real world. 

  4. 4

    Office lens

    Trim, enhance and make pictures of whiteboards and documents readable with Office Lens.

Tips for university life

Our App is available to personal and business banking customers aged 11+ using compatible iOS and Android devices. You'll need a UK or international mobile number in specific countries.

Guide to insurance

Most students own smartphones and laptops so it's worth taking the time to look into insurance.

Finance and budgeting

Looking for student finance but getting confused? From tuition fees to grants, scholarships and bursaries, we've got the answers. 

Mobile banking app

Your time at university is precious so don't waste it. Our mobile app lets you stay in touch with your account at a time that suits you. 

Tools for planning ahead

Savings goal tool

Set up a savings goal to help you save for a house, car or holiday.

Calculate take home pay

Find out how to work out your take home pay each month.

Budget calculator

Use our calculator to help you budget at university.

Manage your money, protect your goods

Royal Bank of Scotland Student Account - Apply online only. You must be 17+ and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years. You must either be a full time undergraduate student on at least a 2 year course at a UK University/College or you must be completing a full time postgraduate or nursing course lasting a year or more. 

Student bank account

The Royal Bank of Scotland student account is designed to make your life in higher education a little bit easier.

Renters insurance

Tailor your policy and choose how much your contents are insured for with renters insurance.

Look after yourself

Your mental well-being

Getting used to student life can be challenging. You might be adjusting to a new way of living, or moving away from home for the first time. You might feel nervous about making new friends or worried about starting your course. There are ways you can ask for support as a student.

Money worries

We understand that sometimes people struggle financially. It feels scary and you’re tempted to ignore the situation, hoping things will improve. If you're worried about paying money back or struggling to pay your rent or bills, it's time to ask for help.

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