We’re delighted to announce that Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) sponsors the ‘Features Writer of the Year – News & Current Affairs’ category for the 2021 SMEDIAS!

MABS provides free, confidential, independent services and operates nationwide. Perfect for students working with a strict a budget!

Third-level students can face a lot of financial struggles between loans, rent, streaming subscriptions and the weekly shop. This is why we are delighted that MABS have chosen to sponsor this award and support the student(s) producing the best feature journalism in news and current affairs. MABS has a proven track record for guiding people through all kinds of money problems, such as student budgeting, spending and tackling student debt.

MABs’ offices remain open, and although face-to-face appointments are not taking place. They can be contacted on their helpline (0761 07 2000) or on their online chat at www.mabs.ie.

Check out the MABS website for the latest news, tips and blogs. Why not like and follow @MABSinfo on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date. You can always send them a DM if you are seeking some student-friendly advice!

MABS is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

This year’s awards will take place on June 1st. We will best of to all entrants!