student finance Articles

Money on our minds: Students set to lose money amidst cost of living crisis

Money on our minds: Students set to lose money amidst cost of living crisis

The Mancunion’s projections show some student maintenance loans will lose around £450 in value in the coming academic year
Student loan interest rates soar to 12%: Will current students be affected?

Student loan interest rates soar to 12%: Will current students be affected?

Should students be worried about the 12% inflation rate beginning in September?
Klarna: too good to be true for students?

Klarna: too good to be true for students?

It may be tempting and convenient to use buy now, pay later services such as Klarna, but it can prove dangerous for students who already have money issues
Students with outstanding tuition fees denied accessing exam results

Students with outstanding tuition fees denied accessing exam results

SALC students’ exam results were released on 22nd February, although those with a ‘negative service indicator’ could not view them
Save money, scrimp on education

Save money, scrimp on education

Cachella Smith suggests that the proposal of fast paced two year degree courses would not be beneficial for student well-being or for the student experience.
Report recommends cutting tuition fees to £6,500, but increases for STEM

Report recommends cutting tuition fees to £6,500, but increases for STEM

Tuition fees in the UK currently stand at £9,250 per year for home students, but the proposal has been met with both disapproval and agreement.
Parliament calls for re-introduction of means-tested grants

Parliament calls for re-introduction of means-tested grants

The parliamentary select committee has recommended the reversal of the policy that scrapped grants in 2016.
Financial struggles put third of students at mental health risk

Financial struggles put third of students at mental health risk

With monthly student budgets reaching up to £1200, mental health issues are fast becoming grave consequences of financing a degree
Student Finance: A broken system?

Student Finance: A broken system?

Olivia Stringer evaluates other students’ experiences with the Student Finance system and the negative implications of assuming parents will help to fund University studies.

Study suggests 31% of North West students worry about money every day

A new survey has revealed an entirely new perspective on the realities of university finance and student loans
Disadvantaged students three times more likely to live at home

Disadvantaged students three times more likely to live at home

New report shows that just one in ten students attend a university over 150 miles from home

University of Manchester launch new Finance facilities

Finance facilities available for all university of Manchester students

The Best Things in Life are Free(ware)

You can get a lot for free, bottle openers, frying pans, and even decent games. Here are some great free games that you can play

Let’s talk about money

We all know that dealing with money at uni is the inevitable elephant in the room, but we’re here to help make spending and saving that little bit simpler

Chancellor scraps maintenance grants

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today that students from households with less than £25000 income will be forced to borrow all of their maintenance financing in loans, replacing the current grant system

Student loans insufficient, claims NUS study

NUS states that student loans and grants are not enough to cover the cost of living.

How long does your student loan last?

Research shows student loans rarely stretch the whole semester

Oxford University college sued for ‘elitism’

The Mancunion talks to the Salford student suing St. Hugh’s college for “only admitting those wealthy enough to partake in traditions”

The Manchester student experience

What can newcomers expect from their time here? And what challenges lie ahead for students? University is a strange and daunting new world. But embrace all it has to offer and it will be an experience you won’t forget.

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