General Discussion: Students Study, Loans & School Or University, Chat, Discussion & Query Thread!!


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krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

4 Jul 2017 16:06
Thanks both. Shame really as it's the difference between her not going and going. Fingers crossed it's only a 3 day / 4 day course and she can work at least 2 days a week while juggling studies.
gawkrodger
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7530 posts since 4/11/08

4 Jul 2017 16:26
krisricey wrote: She's not been long out of Portsmouth. I just struggle to believe that they're leaving people so fu*ked if they dont have any savings or rich mummy and daddy to put them through?

welcome to the shitty UK system
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

4 Jul 2017 19:32
Same in Scotland. I had to self fund 50% of my legal diploma - £3700 odds (other 50% was a loan).

No help with living expenses. Had to work full time as well as a full time uni course. Was well fun. Laughing out loud
quest
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3543 posts since 11/7/11

4 Jul 2017 20:03
industry host paid my MSc tuition fees, but I was eligible for CDL with Barclays, but they said it can only cover tuition, so had to self fund my living completely.
Egan
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443 posts since 17/10/11

4 Jul 2017 20:11
krisricey wrote: Mrs has got a Bsc Hons from Portsmouth and has decided to carry on to do her Masters in Social Work. She's been offered an unconditional offer from Sussex Uni which shes happy with and will accept, but the student finance/loans/bursary situation is bugging the fuck out of me and making her think she can't afford to go.

She's been told that she will be given a £5,000 per year loan with no extras. This £5,000 has to be used to pay off the £7,700 yearly fees + living expenses while she studies. There has to be some error here? How can anyone be expected to complete a masters degree being left £2,700 down each year before they've paid a penny of rent/transport/books/food etc?

Can anyone shed some light on this? Cheers

Some local authorities hire graduates and you can do your qualification and work at the same time. It's called frontline social work.

My missus done the masters a few years back, but was funded then.
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

5 Jul 2017 07:16
On another note - she should contact the uni and explain her situation and see if there can be anything done timetable wise to accommodate working. That's what I did and ended up with a Mon 9-9, Tue 9-9, Wed 9-1 schedule. Gave me Wed evening then Thu-Sun to work. Always worth asking.
Sneakysbest
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1969 posts since 28/1/12

5 Jul 2017 08:07
I may be missing something here, but is the postgraduate loan from the government not an option? Think in 2015 it became possible to borrow up to 10,000 for a masters from the government, similar to the undergraduate loan that I'm assuming she took out for her undergraduate study.
https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan/
Apologies in advance if I've missed something or this isn't an option
figurine
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5896 posts since 14/5/07

5 Jul 2017 08:35
I think the 5k is the govt loan, its a two year course I'm assuming so will be 10k over the length of the degree.
krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

5 Jul 2017 10:29
Yeah that's right, she was told by Student Finance that she was entitled to a loan of £5k per year, or she could apply for a Student Bursary which allowed for £10k per year which isn't paid back. Shes applied for that and is waiting to hear back. Appreciate everyones input on this, so difficult to keep studying after your first degree Sad
Razorlight123
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4651 posts since 13/1/10

posted 11 Aug 2020 18:48, edited 11 Aug 2020 18:48
What the Scottish Government have done with the awarding of grades has been a shambles, and shows classism is still in full effect.

A child that goes to private school, who completely failed their prelim exams - was still awarded high grades.

Whilst a child who went to state school, who smashed their prelim, had their high predicted grades downgraded.

Although, I understand the difficulty in awarding final grades but doesn't seem to have been a holistic approach taken and that's shocking
Dreep
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1434 posts since 29/7/08

11 Aug 2020 19:10
they've sorted that I believe.
Razorlight123
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4651 posts since 13/1/10

11 Aug 2020 19:33
Yeah, after all the furore, always us plebs that have to be shout to be heard.
Egan
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443 posts since 17/10/11

11 Aug 2020 21:45
Trust me, it’ll be even more of a shit show in England this Thursday.