Grants Raid Puts Money Where It's Needed - In Students' Pockets

Owen Burek | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

The current set-up goes easiest on those at the extremes - those from the lowest or highest income backgrounds while, across the board, there's increasingly disparity. Removing Grants raises as many questions as it answers, but is more in tune with daily student hardship than anything else on offer.

One Fifth Of Youths Won't Be Going To University Thanks To George Osborne Scrapping Student Grants

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One fifth of pupils have said they can no longer afford to go to university following George Osborne's announcement student maintenance grants would b...

Taking It for 'Granted'...

Sophia Walker | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Walker

So the news this week, that university grants for underprivileged students would be abolished, saddened me. Not for myself, not for my son, but for the thousands of kids out there, who will never be able to realise their potential, and don't even know it yet.

How To Apply For Grants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It’s (almost) never too late to get your hands on free money. The Money Charity takes a gander at grants, and breaks them down into the basics. G...

Free Money isn't too Good to be True

Adam Hamdy | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Adam Hamdy

Businesses in the rest of the country should get in touch with their county council and find out what schemes are in place to support and foster growth. There is free business support and money out there, and usually all it takes is a bit of time and paperwork to get it.

Students Prepare to Support Education Strikes and Fight Austerity

Matt Stanley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.

Government Does Good Thing - Nobody Cares

Nigel Cannings | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Nigel Cannings

First up, a declaration - I hate the Coalition. I hold George Osborne personally responsible for plunging the country into a worse crisis than necess...

Don't Just Get a Job... Make One!

Chris Jones | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Now for those of you that have seen the Social Network - based on Mark Zuckerberg's incredible journey developing Facebook - you may remember the reference made about Harvard students who notoriously like to 'create their own jobs', rather than follow the conventional transition from University to graduate positions.

Calculating the Social Premium

Phil Shanks | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

Governments need to get out of the habit of giving our money away. Grants should be reserved for charities. In all other aspects of governmental spending both nationally and locally they should be asking the question: 'what's in it for us?'

Higher Fees: Will They Make A Difference?

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sandy Dhaliwal

UCAS have argued however that the drop in numbers may be down to a higher proportion of people accepting places in the previous year. But they do admit that their report reveals that young people from more disadvantaged areas and backgrounds will be almost three times less likely to apply to university compared to richer peers.

Austerity Britain is Not a Fun Place For Families

Helen Dent | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK
Helen Dent

The Prime Minister has repeatedly said that he wants his Government to be the most "family friendly" ever. It's time for David Cameron to prove he's a family man and kick his Number 11 neighbour's policy of stripping back financial support even further into the long grass.