Under £10: Best Student Diaries

The beginning of September only means one thing: back to school

Getting a good student diary is the first stepping stone in having an organised year where you achieve every goal you set yourself. I managed to put together a list of several places where you can pick up great academic diaries for under £10.

The Works

The Works is great for really cheap diaries and hardback notebooks. You can get this great A4 Einstein diary for only £1, which is such a good deal. This is great if you are someon with massive handwriting, or feel the need for daily lists. This particular one has space for deadlines, exams and a year planner; making it perfect for students. Lets be honest, it isn’t the most pretty of diaries but the fact that it is A4 is such a bonus and the front cover can be easily changed with a bit of DIY.


Paperchase is slightly more expensive when it comes to diaries but I always love the ones I get. I have this £8 diary with gorgeous pastel hearts all over it that I adore. It’s just small enough to carry around with you everyday but still has space for notes at the end of each week. It features space for timetables which is great as, especially at uni, your timetables change more than once and therefore you need more than place to write it down! I do sometimes wish it was slightly larger though, as you do have to be selective about what you choose to write down.

Busy B

If pretty diaries are your thing then I totally recommend checking out Busy B. Their designs are so freaking cute and they make any planner look adorable and straight out of Pinterest. The layout is also great, there is space for reminders on each side, 4 timetable places and the right amount of space to write without squishing everything in. I think they are often overlooked as people generally buy their diaries in person as you know exactly what you’re getting but they offer great reviews, many inside photos and 15% off your first order – making it hard to resist!


The Palgarve student planner is the number one bestseller on Amazon for academic planners. It has advice for personal finance, personal goals, time management and CV building. There is honestly a reason it’s a best seller – because it has everything you could ever need! The only problem with it is that it isn’t the best looking but that’s something you can easily change. Amazon is also great as it allows you to look at a few select pages from the inside to get an idea of what you’re getting. The size is perfect for everything that it provides for you but sometimes it does seem a little jampacked. I mean CV building is a great idea but is also you can just Google and doesn’t necessarily require space in a planner.










Ella x

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    • August 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you Lisa! I’m so glad you liked it! I’m a diary lover too ☺️ x

  1. August 29, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    Loved this, very helpful

  2. September 6, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    This is just what I’ve been looking for with 2017 arriving oh-so quickly! May I ask which planner is featured in the photo?

  3. September 6, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    The featured photo? I wish I knew! It was a free photo I found unfortunately 🙁 I’m glad you liked the post though! X

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