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Most students working to pay for studies

Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2007   Category: Life after graduation

More than half of students have part-time jobs to help with the rising cost of university, a high street bank has revealed.

According to Halifax, some 52 per cent of UK university goers have to seek employment to make ends meet.

Scottish students are the most likely to work while studying with more than two thirds in jobs, while scholars in the east of England and the East Midlands are the most work-shy with 44 per cent in employment

Explaining the need for student employment, Sue Harper, head of student banking at Halifax, said: "With the end of the student grant and the start of tuition fees, student finance has become a much more complicated picture.

She added: "Working during term or through holidays is a financial necessity for many students."

Halifax claim that the average employed student works a 17.8 hour week and will earn just over £112 across the seven days.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18246465-ADNFCR

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