Student Debt

Avocados Are The New Lipstick!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

"When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each", Australian millionaire and property mog...

Student Debt 'Should Be Erased After Seven Years If People Become Teachers'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers should have their student debt erased after seven years, a report looking at the “worrying” state of teaching recruitment has suggested. ...

How To Win At Being Human!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The interesting takeaway of all this is that the future is now. The skills you will need to develop are already in demand today. Considering your degree, and future, through the prism of this change will yield great personal results.

How A Six-Hour Minibus Ride With Strangers Taught Me The Power Of Money

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Life is filled with the unexpected events. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them and how we survive them. Create, innovate, collaborate and continue to evolve and watch how your "luck" changes.

Basic Income and the Three-Day Work Week

Julian Vigo | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

There is a crisis in the British Labour Party and it is not just the internal struggles of the hard versus the soft left, nor is it between the few wh...

Apprenticeships Can't Fix the Glaring Inequalities in Our Education System

Bryan Blears | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Bryan Blears

An unequal access to university perpetuates the inequality in Parliament and our judiciary. In order to shape a fairer and more equal society, we must begin with a fairer and more equal access to education.

How to Make University Pay, Wherever and Whatever You Study

Lucy Parsons | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

The keys to making university pay are to develop your passions, collaborate on projects you care about and stay committed to excellence in everything you do. When you do these things you will form habits that will serve you well as you hunt for jobs and as you seek to progress your career.

The Printing Privilege: The Company Claiming To Make Life Cheaper For Students

Alex Gatenby | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Gatenby

From my experience as both an undergraduate and post-graduate student, I think I speak for the majority when I say I warmly welcome any company that wants to help reduce student costs.

Student Loan Stupidity - Not All of Us Learn to Earn

Kylie Barton | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kylie Barton

The system is flawed because not all student put money as the KPI of what makes a good job. That is the presumption of the Tory government which will mean that student loans inevitably will remain unpaid.

Grants Not Debt

Jess Readett | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

In a country where money can be found to bomb the Middle East, buy a royal baby an £8,000 wendy house, invest in new nuclear technology and cover MP's 'expenses', there ceases to be any logical explanation as to why student grants should be scrapped.

My Bursary Meant I Could Spend My Final Year In the Library, Not Manning a Till

Karl Hobley | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Karl Hobley

The news last week that the conservative government is converting the last remaining non repayable grants and bursaries into loans for students is sadly becoming far from surprising. This extra support, given to the poorest or neediest students on top of their loans, can make the difference between accessing university or never setting foot on campus.

In Cutting Maintenance Grants, The Tories Have Shown Their True Colours

Hope Worsdale | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hope Worsdale

The scrapping of maintenance grants will force the most disadvantaged students into thousands of pounds worth of extra debt in comparison to their peers, as a result placing a disproportionately high financial burden on those who can least afford it. Of course, this ideology is reflected in the Tories' wider programme of brutal austerity which is inflicting so much suffering...

Clearing the Way: How Can Universities Remain Attractive in the Face of Financial Pressures and Corporate Alternatives?

Jon Bennett | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Jon Bennett

This week, the pressure is on for students to find a place and for universities to win them over. But after the mad rush to bring in last minute recruits will come the even bigger challenge; to compete successfully over the long term in a marketplace with more players and more competition than ever before.

In Defence of 'Lazy' British Universities

Katie Beswick | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Katie Beswick

On Saturday, Dr Anthony Seldon, Master of the elite UK independent school Wellington College and newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Britain's first independent university, the University of Buckingham, accused British Universities of laziness.

Why £6,000 Fees Aren't the Answer We're All Looking For

Chloe Schendel-Wilson | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Schendel-Wilson

Many current students at Bournemouth University appear that to have now accepted £9,000 tuition fees as the norm and are even prepared for the possibility that the next Government could increase them further. They described fees to me as "money that you don't see", and were instead far more concerned with day-to-day survival...

It's Time Britain Scrapped Tuition Fees - Let's Follow Germany's Example

Aaron Kiely | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

We are angry. Tuition fees are £9,000. Student debt on graduation now averages over £40,000... Our debts are on a scale unthinkable even a decade ago. Life-shaping debts. Debts so large that they determine what jobs we look for, where we live and even whether to start a family.

Grieving Family Hounded For $200,000 In Tuition Fees After Daughter Suddenly Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A grieving family is being hounded for $200,000 in tuition fees after their daughter, who was a nursing student, suddenly died of liver failure. Li...

Dear Fresher, Enclosed is Some Advice, Love From the Students of Plymouth University

Madison Taylor | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Fresher's week, starting university and leaving all your home comforts behind is all that applicant students will be thinking about this summer. Whilst there is a lot of excited adrenaline coursing through veins, there will also be a lot of trepidation and nervousness.

Taking Life Lessons From Hunter-Gatherers

Rose Taylor | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

Finishing university is a crazy mix of emotions; excitement, nostalgia, fear of the unknown, all in all it is quite daunting. Once the celebrations about completing education, which you've probably been in for the past almost two decades are over, you are rudely and abruptly hurtled into the 'real world'.

Tuition Fees, the Worst of Both Worlds

David Smith | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Smith

What is clear is that universities are being forced to make pricing decisions and think like commercial businesses like never before. True marketisation may not be a bad thing for the sector - with fees genuinely linked to the value delivered - but the current model is the worst of both worlds.

Four Essential Considerations for University Applicants

Sarah Willis | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Willis

With the main UCAS deadline looming (January 15th) you'll hopefully have dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's already. But you're a student, so you're probably used to doing things last minute...

In Defence of National Union of Students

Richard Brooks | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brooks

Yes, NUS (and especially National Conference) can be messy and frustrating and weird. There were 800 people representing 7 million students this week. Do we always get it right? Do we hell.

Will We Ever Repay Our Student Loans?

Imogen Groome | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

The rise in interest rates and the disappearance of the 30-year cap on loan repayments mean that graduates could be in debt until they retire. This move could deter students from applying to University, making the motive of increasing tuition fees to improve standards useless.

Why Is Michael Gove the Most Hated Coalition Minister?

Karam Filfilan | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Karam Filfilan

Michael Gove seems to like annoying people. His cocksure manner and breathtaking self-confidence means that he regularly comes into conflict with teachers, students, Lib Dems, his own deputy... pretty much the entire public.

Letter: Why We Are Fighting the Student Debt Sell Off

Fiona Edwards | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fiona Edwards

As a secret report for the government has confirmed, to ensure the student loan book is profitable for private companies the cap on interest for repayments would need to be increased. This means graduates would effectively face a retrospective hike in the cost of their tuition fees.