Category Archives: Value for money

Is UCAS Clearing the ‘Sale Period’ for Universities?

UCAS clearing is starting mid- August. Thousands of disappointed  university applicants will have another go to get one of the remaining places. This begs for the question: Is UCAS Clearing the ‘Sale Period’ for Higher Education? What do you think? … Continue reading

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How to Save Money When Studying Abroad

The foreign exchange specialist and managing director of Currency Change Laurent Guilbaud talks about how to save money when studying abroad. What is the most common mistake that parents do when they exchange money? They simply fail to realize they can … Continue reading

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5 Harsh Realities about Higher Education

Although you are a firm believer of the benefits higher education can offer, you are at the same time cautious about what advice to give to teenagers (especially your kids, nephews, nieces, God-children). The reason is that you are aware … Continue reading

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What are you prepared to lose to get a university degree?

You read correctly. “What are you prepared to lose to get a university degree?” I was at a convention last week where hundreds of students had the opportunity to talk to representatives of various universities. I talked to a number … Continue reading

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What to study and where to study: how to get good value for your money

A university degree is not a passport to a fast-track career anymore. To optimize the return of your investment, you need to be selective about what you study and where. It is important you understand the trade-offs of your decision before you apply. Although it is … Continue reading

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Student loan: any idea how long it will take you to repay it?

Most students will take a student loan in order to finance the increased tuition fees  of up to £9K per year (from 2012/13) for their studies. Any idea how long it will take you to repay your loan? It will all … Continue reading

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Before you apply: A university degree may affect your financial well-being

Tuition fees in most of the UK will increase from a max of £3,375 in 2011/12 up to £9,000 from 2012/13. Education is a human right. Higher education though needs to come with a warning: A university degree may significantly affect … Continue reading

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