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Getting your student finance arranged following Clearing

Monday, 01 September 2014

If you’ve gained a place at university or college through Clearing, you now need to make sure your funding is in place for your course. If you haven’t yet applied for any funding you need to apply now, as it take a minimum of six weeks to process your application (longer if any complications arise). You need to apply online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. If you’ve already applied for student finance but your course, university, college or tuition fee loan amount have changed due to the Clearing process, you need to tell Student Finance about the changes. There is...

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Fees and financial support for 2014-2015

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Students walking
As the UCAS application season gets into full swing and BIS launches its Make Your Future Happen campaign it seems timely to revisit the key messages about university fees and financial support.
  • No upfront fees: Providing a student is personally eligible, he or she will not have to pay any tuition fees upfront; a tuition fee loan is available from the government and is only repayable once the student earns in excess of £21,000. It is important to remember that tuition fee loans are available for both full-time and...

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Degrees of Difference?

Monday, 15 July 2013

A recent letter in the Times Higher (July 4th) notes that student contact time is very expensive, estimating this at about £30 an hour. Similarly some of my students have also recently noted the cost of each weekly session compared to similar courses in the region. This raises the issue of what do students actually get for their money and why buy the University of Leeds version when others can be cheaper. We all know that education is not just about the time spent in the classroom but this is often the only tangible...

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Have the £9k fees affected part-time student recruitment?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

There has been a dramatic decline in the numbers of entrants to part-time courses over the past couple of years. We need to understand why, and to support action where necessary.
This is one of the more eye-catching observations of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in its report, published last week, on the impact of the funding changes introduced by government in 2012. "Dramatic" is certainly an apt enough description for a national decline in part-time admissions of 40% since 2010 and, for some, there is no need to look...

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