Tag : student loans

SPOTLIGHT: Student Loans Company Overpayments Cause Hardship for Nursing Students

9 months ago / 0 comments

Hundreds of Nursing Students across the UK have been overpaid by the Students Loan Company due to a mistake in calculations. Many of those affected rang the Students Loan Company asking to re-pay this amount but were told they didn’t need to.  It then came as a surprise to find … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

1 year ago / 0 comments

The chief of the Student Loans Company, Steve Lamey, has been sacked after a long investigation into his conduct and behaviour. Lamey was suspended in July and it was announced this week that his contract had been terminated. He has held the post for just over a year, with a … 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

Debate | Should the student loan book be sold?

5 years ago / 0 comments

After the privatisation of pre-1998 student debt last November the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that the pre-2012 student loan book would also be up for sale to private companies, with plans of completing this sale by 2015. Although this move does help to reduce public sector debt, it also means … 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

Comment | Roll Up, Roll Up, Student Livelihoods For Sale!

5 years ago / 0 comments

Amongst the diverse range of public assets to be privatised by the Coalition Government (these include Royal Mail and NHS Plasma Supply), Student Loans is the latest target by which the government is attempting to raise revenue and boost investment. With Ed Milliband appearing as Prime-Ministerial as ever (thanks to … Read More