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UK graduates love their courses

The vast majority of UK graduates were happy with their courses, a new large-scale study has found.

Research by the National Student Survey suggests that, overall, 80 per cent of final year students were pleased with their courses. read more...


Half of students work all year round

The cost of university has forced more than 50 per cent of students to constantly commit themselves to part time employment, new research suggests.

According to the figures compiled by Milkround, 52 per cent of students work all year round and a further 23 per cent worked in the holidays to help fund their education. read more...


Postgraduates forced to fight for funding

Funding for Postgraduates looking to conduct further study in arts and humanities is "extremely competitive", a experts warned. read more...


Student halls can save money

Student halls can be more cost effective than privately rented accommodation, estate agents have claimed.

According to Manchester Student Homes, money can be saved on both travel and utilities if university goers opt for traditional halls of residence. read more...


Students work hard for the future

Today's students are financially sound and more realistic about the prospects of starting a career, a new study has revealed today.

According to research by Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank, modern students do not conform to the common beliefs that the public hold about their money management. read more...


International study maybe the way forward for UK graduates

More students should take advantage of generous funding and enrol for postgraduate study abroad, a think tank has claimed.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) offers funding to students who wish to tackle further education outside the UK. read more...


Civil servants put in the extra hours

Graduates hoping to start careers in the civil service will be expected to work beyond their contracted hours, new research has shown. read more...


Graduates may face £20,000 debt

Students starting university next year could face graduate debt of over £20,000, according to new research.

A student survey, compiled by Lloyds TSB, has shown that last year's intake may leave university with up to £17,500 worth of debt, with the figure increasing by £2,500 for future graduates. read more...


Less than half of students covered

Only 40 per cent of university goers have adequate insurance cover, the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has claimed.

Research by BIBA suggests that although up to 38,500 students may be burgled during their studies, only four in ten will be able to successfully file an insurance claim. read more...


Leeds the most cost-effective university city

Leeds has come first in an index ranking university towns and cities based on their value for money.

The Student Living Index, compiled by the Royal Bank of Scotland, ranks places based on living costs and rent, essential costs and non-essential expenses. This is then compared to the potential earnings from part-time work in the area. read more...

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