Owen Burek

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Meanwhile 7 in 10 Students Want to STAY in the EU

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2016 | (09:16)

Political engagement finally looks to be peaking among British students, with overriding Brexit fears likely to propel the majority to the polls on June 23rd.

A poll carried out by Save the Student this week reveals an unprecedented 94% of students have registered to vote, with 71% saying...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (17:26)

Changes to student finance could make it easier to manage the daily costs of higher education.

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The 2015 budget shocker wasn't the shotgun end to Grants money ring-fenced for poorer applicants, but that George Osborne might actually have...

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How Worrying About Money Affects Your Degree (and How to Stop)

(0) Comments | Posted 9 April 2015 | (01:20)

Four out of five students in last year's National Student Money Survey said they worry about their finances. Constantly. In fact, money's so tight for some that they go without heating, food or sleep. The cost of a degree now includes anxiety, depression and dropping-out.

Anyone can learn to penny-pinch....

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Students Spend £170 on Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 21 December 2014 | (21:29)

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The festive season will cost the average university student £170 this year, according to a Save the Student survey.

That's roughly £300 less than the general UK population, but £9 more than students...

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Parents 'Fall Short' at Supporting Children Through University

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2014 | (07:36)

New survey reveals major shortfall in UK student income vs living costs, and exposes growing tensions between parents, students and the government.


One-third of current university students feel the Bank of Mum and Dad doesn't give them enough financial support, according to...

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So When Will the Economy Recover? Probably Never

(35) Comments | Posted 15 August 2013 | (00:00)

Forget the headlines, our economy is on the high road to ruin. Its apparent recovery is artificial and the reality is that our government is set to bankrupt our country.

Don't believe me? Believe this.

UK public debt

Whilst I...

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Is Matched Betting the Answer to Student Prayers?

(7) Comments | Posted 21 May 2013 | (02:07)

Gambling is for losers, isn't it? Of course it is! The lights and sights of Las Vegas did not simply spring up from the desert due to a worldwide surge in demand for sand.

Las Vegas skyline

Aside from placing a few quid on...

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10 Tips for Moving Out of Your House

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2013 | (02:20)

It's exam season, so I'll forgive you for not wanting to think too much about the stresses of moving out right now. The start of a great summer might feel like a lifetime away, but really it's not too far on the horizon, and there's a lot you need to...

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