Tag : Student Finance

Government to cut student maintenance grants without parliamentary debate

3 years ago / 0 comments

The government will today push through its plans to replace student maintenance grants with loans via a Third Delegated Legislation Committee with a Tory majority, rather than a Commons debate and vote. The move has been called ‘outrageous’ by the opposition, who not only oppose the abolition of maintenance grants … Read More

Features | Money on my mind – Students struggling to make ends meet

5 years ago / 0 comments

An increasing number of students are running into financial trouble, largely due to failures in the student finance system and the rise of tuition fees. We talk to two very different students about their experiences of dealing with their finances while at university.   I think my initial aspirations for … Read More

Comment | 9k fees, are you getting enough?

5 years ago / 0 comments

The introduction of top-up fees in 2006 marked a watershed moment for the future of Higher Education and now, two years since their increase to £9,000, we’re seeing further barriers to students coming to university. The privatisation of the student loan book was a hot topic on campus last week … Read More

Features | Student Loan Do’s and Don’ts

5 years ago / 0 comments

Your student loan is finally in your bank account but you may not be so gleeful if you spend it all half way through term. Here are some tips to guide you on your quest to sensible spending.   Do Revel in your new found independence. You might not be … Read More

Money, money, money… in a student's world

6 years ago / 0 comments

According to a recent study conducted by the website Vouchercodes.co.uk, the average student will have used up their first term’s loan within six weeks – at Leeds, that’s by 20th November. However, one in six will fritter away the borrowed money within only 28 days of term. Students are notorious … Read More