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All the latest news, reviews and events.

November 2014

Ways to make sure your bank account survives over Christmas

The key to saving your student bank account over the festive period is to make sure your outgoings do not exceed your incomings. Student Discount will be your lifesaver at Christmas. It is a benefit you will only truly appreciate once it has gone. Now you will not like this one, If you have a…

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Studying little and getting good grades

Students admit they can get away with studying little and still get a good degree. Most students do not find their degree course demanding enough according to new research which warns there is rising concerns over whether going to university is value for their money. One in four students at university admits they can get…

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15-year old rakes in £14,000 grand after selling sweets in school

A 15-year old boy has made over £14,000 selling sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks to his school mates! Tommie Rose who is a student at Buile Hill High School in Manchester had been saving up the money to pay for his tuition fees.  The head master of the School did not see the money making…

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Students are wheelie not happy about tuition fees.

Students have attempt to storm the Tory party HQ but were stopped by riot police. Riot police clashed with student protesters as campaigners tried to enter into the Conservative Party headquarters in central London. What started as a peaceful march by students that were protesting against university tuition fees turned violent as demonstrators were confronted…

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Fancy a trip to India?

The government wants to send 25,000 students to India by at least 2020 The government wants to send at least 25,000 students to India for work placements by 2020 as part of a new initiative in partnership with the British Council. Starting from 2015/16, the campaign ‘Generation UK-India’ will pave the way for up to…

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U Student rally ream roll out but not all is lost.

This weekend seen the U Student Rally team take part in the final race of the MSA Asphalt Championship, the Cheviot Rally. A good result would have seen Alex Laffey (driver) and Jack Morton (co-driver) finish in a podium position in the championship but unfortunately the car rolled, but Alex simply says “these things happen”.…

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Alex eyes podium finish

Its been a while but Alex Laffey and the rally team are gearing up for the final race of the championship, The  Cheviot Rally, which will take place in Otterburn on Sunday. With a good finish, it could see the team settle for a podium finish! Alex told U Student “The rally this weekend is…

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What a waste of money

Plymouth University have spent nearly £300,000 on a giant video screen and have been told they can not broadcast video on it. Plymouth University bought the screen for £206,000, and agreed installation costs of £89,600 earlier this year. Two years ago planners granted permission for the project but informing the university that only still pictures…

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Poor students are less likely to graduate with a good degree, apparently.

Poor university students are more likely to drop out and less likely to graduate with a decent degree even if they started with the similar or same grades as their fellow “rich” students. It suggests that those from poorer backgrounds may not do as well in higher education as those from more privileged backgrounds. Researchers…

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Wasting time on the internet will get you a degree

Some students will be able to study “wasting time on the internet” as a degree level course from 2015 onwards. For many years now the internet has been used for a wide range of things that most students would never need, but now for the first time ever some students will be able to study…

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