PANDA Team Profile

Rishi – Founder

Rishi Shah, raised in Harrow, London. Full Time Prankster.

After 3 years of university (& 3 years left to go), 3 successful businesses and small start into the investing world, I have a key passion for pushing ahead. There are so many possibilities out there and only a handful of them are explored or not found soon enough. While I want to share the tips and tricks that pushed me ahead, I want others to share their experiences to help other students.

I really do believe that by sharing our experiences and knowledge that Students will realise new opportunities and their own potential earlier! I think that especially the stages leading up to university are quite difficult for many and if they had more information, were more aware and also knew what to really expect early, they could pull ahead a lot quicker.

School doesn’t really prepare you for the bigger world. University only teaches you about certain topics. And the Student Life really can test your boundaries. We really want to help you explore and understand. There are so many more things out there to learn and do and we here @ Student PANDA really want to help you experience them.

Outside the PANDA-verse my personal interests are hiking, camping, drawing, annoying my friends, reminding my friends how amazing I am, basketball, video games and in general learning new skills.

If anyone wants to help the PANDA team or even share your experiences to help others, contact us!

Rishi Shah, raised in Harrow, London. Full Time Prankster.

After 3 years of university (& 3 years left to go), 3 successful businesses and small start into the investing world, I have a key passion for pushing ahead. There are so many possibilities out there and only a handful of them are explored or not found soon enough. While I want to share the tips and tricks that pushed me ahead, I want others to share their experiences to help other students.

I really do believe that by sharing our experiences and knowledge that Students will realise new opportunities and their own potential earlier! I think that especially the stages leading up to university are quite difficult for many and if they had more information, were more aware and also knew what to really expect early, they could pull ahead a lot quicker.

School doesn’t really prepare you for the bigger world. University only teaches you about certain topics. And the Student Life really can test your boundaries. We really want to help you explore and understand. There are so many more things out there to learn and do and we here @ Student PANDA really want to help you experience them.

Outside the PANDA-verse my personal interests are hiking, camping, drawing, annoying my friends, reminding my friends how amazing I am, basketball, video games and in general learning new skills.

If anyone wants to help the PANDA team or even share your experiences to help others, contact us!

Rishi’s work

Dealing With Exam Stress

End of year exams are make or break for your final marks. Stress levels are high and all distractions need to be shut out whilst you prepare. Well, this is the myth we keep telling ourselves to push ourselves through, but let’s take a step back to asses it all.

Dealing With Procrastination

Staying engaged through a lecture or concentrating on writing an essay will be a steep challenge, and let’s face it, social media is a BIG distraction. However, overcoming this challenge is one of your roles as a student, not having the intention to do the work but rather knowing how to be productive enough to actually do the work.

Quick Guide to Tax & Student £££

There is a lot of confusing terms, topics and rules out there and most importantly who is this tax-man taking my money? It was confusing to us at first as well don’t worry, but here’s a quick overview of some of the terms you’re going to be hearing from here on out.

Saving on Uni Materials

Physical textbooks, writing pads and sketchbooks seem a thing of the past, especially in the modern digital age. Everything you need can be gained for sometimes more than half the original price online, yet so many students pay away a good amount of their student loan to have these necessities.

Student Bank Accounts

Did you know that you’re really popular (with banks). They all want your pots of gold, otherwise known as a maintenance loan. After you initially set up with them, they will provide as many useful services as they can and hope that this will bring about a loyalty between the both of you that will keep you with them and you’re (hopefully) growing income.

There are loads of banks to choose from and it can all get a bit confusing but we’re here to help you with all the commotion and confusion.

Other Financing Options

Student Finance, even though it may not seem it, later on it will be a big help towards funding yourself through university and keeping you afloat. So its no wonder that 93% of students said that they used student finance in our 2017 Student Survey.

PANDA SAVING TIPS

When it comes to saving, there’s thousands of millions of ways to do it and things you should learn about how to save. As much as we all want to splash out our funds on every party or event we go to, your bank account survives by those savings.

Holiday Savers

It’s time for a holiday and you need to grab the best deal you can so you can still afford to pay rent when you return home. We’ve all tried to budget on parts of our holiday to make sure we don’t over spend or so we have extra spending cash abroad, but the initial flights can be a big hindrance on that plan.

Ways to Make £££

There are many ways to make some extra £££, some easier than others but at the end of the day you are regaining some funds. What will make you get the higher end of the income will be experimenting and gaining experience in that particular category. We have listed...

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