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When students think about taking our minds off of the books for a bit to refresh the mind and enjoy a bit of entertainment, what mostly comes to mind is a hectic night out. You only have to walk across the street from campus to realise just how expensive a night out can be however, with bars, clubs and restaurants that are open all hours of the day taking full advantage of the urgent manner in which students generally want to go about their entertainment.
Of all the ways through which a meagre student’s budget can come under threat however, entertainment should never be a cause for its depletion. This is because entertainment really doesn’t have to be expensive at all and you can enjoy some good entertainment on a budget if you take the time to look beyond what’s being shoved in your face.
Most students don’t know this, but a lot of building spaces are available for students to use for free, even if it’s to hold parties. With the right music (perhaps provided by a fellow student who’s also a budding deejay), a nice supply of drinks, some good company and a good selection of party snacks, what then would be the difference between partying it up in an expensive downtown nightclub and having a party on campus? Nothing much really, except the campus party can save all involved a tonne of money.
If that sort of entertainment is right up your alley, you could turn it into a regular thing, perhaps held weekly (every Friday or Saturday maybe) and organised all throughout the week. Think about it a bit – instead of all clubbers by night spending their money on expensive drinks at the nightclub or bar, you could all just pool your money together, stock up on the good stuff from a primary supplier and have some sort of open bar. You’d naturally have to enforce an agreed-upon rule which allows no alcohol to leave the makeshift weekly campus club however, otherwise this is a great way to save lots of money on that flavour of student entertainment.
The same applies to perhaps buying the snacks or even organising professional musical entertainment from a pro DJ, artist, band, etc.
The idea is multiplying the buying power of each individual’s pounds by pooling the money together, which only makes sense if you’re all looking to effectively buy the same supplies for the same type of entertainment.