Students expected to survive on £1 a day, after rent

The cost of accommodation sees many students facing financial hardship – and it’s leaving them stressed and unable to study.

The average student rent now stands at £566/month. With the average maintenance loan payment amounting to £602/month , that leaves just £36 of the Maintenance Loan to cover ALL other living costs, including food, transport, toiletries, books and, in some cases, bills. Read more about Students expected to survive on £1 a day, after rent

Student Grants

student grants

There are still some student grants available to UK students even though the maintenance grant is no longer offered for anyone who started university in 2016 or beyond. Grants are offered by the government for students with specific circumstances or needs, as well as potential grants from charities and trusts. Remember that these grants are free money that you do not need to pay back so make sure you know what’s out there and whether you are eligible to apply. Read more about Student Grants

Is abolishing tuition fees the answer to students’ problems?

abolish tuition fees

The recent election has shown us that students are worried about tuition fees and Jeremy Corbyn’s promise to abolish them was seen as a key factor in the large youth turnout to vote. But are tuition fees really the problem? Is the long term debt putting students off university or are the day to day costs of living causing more problems? Read more about Is abolishing tuition fees the answer to students’ problems?

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