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Many of Qualifi’s UK regulated qualifications are now recognised for Advanced learning Loans. Additional information relating to student eligibility for Advanced Learning Loans can be found here https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview For more information on our qualifications please contact us.  
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/14/student-loans-former-education-secretary-morgan-to-lead-inquiry Extracts below: Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, is to lead an inquiry into the rising costs of the controversial student loans system in England and its possible replacement by a graduate tax. “Student loan debt is projected to be around £160bn within six years, and the government has announced...
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Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/09/universities-must-prioritise-students-research-interests-says/ Extracts below Research in universities must not eclipse students’ interests, the head of a new higher education watchdog has said. Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students (OfS) said that while research is essential, it must not be pursued at the expense of students. Her warning comes amid a growing...
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Theresa May announced change, along with a freeze in fee levels and review of student funding, at Tory party conference Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/01/tuition-fee-repayment-earnings-threshold-rise-to-25000 Extracts: Speaking at the start of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, Theresa May announced plans to raise the income level that triggers student loan repayments for recent graduates in...
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By Judith Burns BBC News Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41322198 Extracts below: The Young Women’s Trust says a quarter of young people in England and Wales have to borrow to make ends meet and are facing a “debt epidemic”. Ministers say their reforms are improving young people’s incomes. But the charity’s survey of more than...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/university-students-set-own-fees-cooperative-college The Co-operative College is looking into creating a university where students could help set fees and academics’ pay. What if students helped decide how much they should pay? What if they were involved in determining academic salaries too? This happens at Mondragon University, a non-profit co-operative in northern Spain, and...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/23/what-next-for-englands-troubled-universities-tuition-fees-vice-chancellors-pay Over the last 30 years, our universities have engaged in a radical experiment in growth. In 1990 there were 46 universities in the UK educating about 350,000 students. Now there are at least 130, accommodating more than two million. Each era has generated a different answer to the old question...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-41240063 Students are taking out payday loans to live in luxury flats in a bid to avoid poor standard accommodation, it has been claimed. The National Union of Students (NUS) said many were struggling to pay high rents in a bid not to live in substandard house shares. A spokesman for...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s party manages to secure vote on proposal to increase cap on annual fees to £9,250 Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/labour-to-force-vote-on-plan-to-increase-tuition-fees Labour is to force a parliamentary vote to scrap the government’s latest rise in university tuition fees on Wednesday in what it believes is a binding motion. Under the government’s plan, the annual...
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Inventor was speaking at opening of his technology institute, where his firm will pay students £15,000 a year and their fees Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/13/james-dyson-tuition-fees-students-loan-debt Extracts: Sir James Dyson has said tuition fees and student loans are saddling young people with huge debts at the “worst time” in their careers, holding them back from...
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