A-Level results are released today and thousands of students will finally find out their results after weeks of agonising waiting. For many, results day will bring smiles and joy as students open their envelopes to see that they met their grades, and got into their universities of choice. For some though, this year’s results day may not bring about all they had hoped for.
With A-Level exam results less than 24 hours away from being released, the thought going through most student’s minds tomorrow when they open their results envelope will be “have I made my offer or not?”
The seventh annual NatWest Student Living index, released today, reveals that the average student weekly spend has gone down to £185 in the last year, down from 2009 where the average was over £200.
A recent survey by independent university website Push has shown that student debt levels have continued to rise
Despite being seen as an underprivileged and financially challenged bunch, a recent survey by student insurers Endsleigh has found that the average student will take approximately £4000 worth of belongings with them when they move into student accommodation. Furthermore, some students carry as much as £1300 worth of gear with them as they travel to and from universities.
Negative stereotyping affects a number of social groups, and one of the worst hit are young people. Media misconceptions are perpetuated through society, with the small minority of the youth population that remains apathetic, anti-social, self-centred and lazy branding all young people as one and the same.
The financial strain of going to university has always been a large one, and those struggles are set to come to a head in the next year or so. With the government’s recent proposals to cut university funding and increase tuition fees in the spotlight, how do students themselves feel about the financial considerations of applying to university? The 1st Annual DIGS Student Survey reveals just how serious these concerns are for today’s students.
When it comes to technology, most people want to be right at the frontier with the newest and best on the market. It’s no surprise that students should be equally eager to have the best laptop computer that their budgets will stretch to. But what is the best on the market? There’s no definitive answer, but looking at the laptops that students are buying at the moment might give an insight into the best brands to look for.