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Top 5 Cyber Phrases You Need to Know

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

As a parent, have you ever caught a glance of your child’s screen and wondered what it was they were saying? If you’re a teacher, have you ever caught your students communication through an unfamiliar sequence of letters?

STUDENT LOAN LEAVES STUDENTS £221 SHORT EVERY MONTH

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Thousands of students will be starting university without enough money to make it through the year, experts warn. • The National Student Money Survey reveals two-thirds struggle to get by on the Maintenance Loan on its own • Parents expected to plug £221 gap – but government sums still leave students short of cash • Call for bigger loans to cover basic living costs • Jake Butler from Save the Student: “This shortfall is the most pressing issue with student loans, not the latest increases in fees and interest rate”.

Children’s career aspirations suffer from parents’ lack of confidence

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Despite the fact that parents are the No.1 influence on their children’s career choices, they feel that the ever-changing world of work and their lack of understanding of it mean that more than a third are reluctant to discuss career options or give advice.

National Student Survey results are out: shows a mixed response

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The National Student Survey (NSS) has been published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) since 2005. Its aim is to allow students to highlight things that are important to them and to help bring about significant and positive changes to higher education.

Tuition Fee Increase 2017

Tuesday, 01 August 2017

University tuition fees in England will rise to £9,250 per year from 2017 and the increase could apply to students who have already started courses.

Nearly half of young people have been unpaid interns

Monday, 24 July 2017

A recent survey of 9,000 young people aged 16-25 conducted by Prospects reports that young people are more likely to be unpaid in their internship rather than receive a wage for their work.

65% of students 'live in squalor' due to landlord neglect

Friday, 07 April 2017

Student advice site Save the Student asked 2,095 students to reveal the realities of living in rented accommodation around the UK. The results are pretty grim.

NEW TOOL: How much money are parents expected to give their child at uni?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

New calculator takes the guesswork out of student finance sums: • Parents expected to contribute up to £5,372 a year • 69% of students depend on top-up cash from parents to make ends meet • Survey finds many families leave ‘the money talk’ until too late • New parental contributions calculator reveals exactly how much parents are expected to help their child out at university

UCAS report shows a record number of students offered university places

Friday, 02 September 2016

A report from university admissions service UCAS states that 2016 has seen a 3% increase in the number of students accepted into UK universities. The figure of just over 200,000 is the highest number recorded on A-Level results day.

Female school leavers encouraged to consider apprenticeships

Friday, 02 September 2016

Electrical industry body NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting), are encouraging parents and schools to find out more about apprenticeships and to highlight them as a viable option for students, especially girls.