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Handy apps and top tips
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Five handy apps

We've found five great apps recommended by students, for students. Whether you need some help in the kitchen, keeping focused on your studies or dealing with splitting the household bills with your housemates, there's an app for that.


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

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    Class timetable

    Keep track of classes and add events to your week's schedule with ease.

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    Big oven

    Find recipe inspiration, plan meals, create grocery lists and more.

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

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    Office lens

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

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    Keep track of apartment bills, group trips or a random IOU. It's an app for everyone to make sure they are settled up with friends. 

Tips for university life

App available to Online Banking customers with a UK or international mobile number in specific countries.

Guide to insurance

Most students own expensive equipment, to keep you on track we put together five top tips to student 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

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Savings goal tool

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

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

Use our calculator to help you budget at university.

Manage your money, protect your goods

Specific card and account eligibility criteria applies. Credit facilities available to over 18s only.

Student bank account

Pick a perk! Choose 1 of our 3 great offers to make student life just that little bit easier.

Student credit card

The credit card designed for student living, find out more about the features by clicking below.

Renters insurance

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

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