Not working at Tesco – By Casey Bourne

“Unemployed” is a dirty word, especially at family garden parties. It doesn’t help that on this particular occasion, I am the only older-than-ten but younger-than-thirty person who didn’t have a convenient excuse not to go. Having an excuse would require for example, a car so I could escape the countryside, or having work or homework …

Mature Students Facing the End of their Dreams – Alison Wink

Students attending university straight from school, and with 40 years to repay their student debt may feel their education merits an increase in fees and interest rates, but for mature students the threatened increase creates the prospect of repaying loans into pensionable age. Mel, a English Language and Literature student in her second year at …

Students having to turn to part time degrees – Rachel Huggins

With A level results being published this Thursday, I sigh with relief that this year that I do not have to worry about that. About to embark on my second year, I am safely at a university, something which 170,000 students are expected to miss out on this year. If it wasn’t hard enough last …