A free education for all – but at Scotland’s cost?

Scottish students, providing that they attend one of Scotland’s 19 universities, receive free tuition fees for the duration of their degree. These tuition fees are paid through UK taxes to the funding body SAAS, but also extend to European students who choose to study abroad in Scotland. This is the result of an agreement between Scotland and other member states of the EU, however, this generous offer doesn’t extend to all. Scots who move abroad or to other parts of the UK aren’t entitled to free tuition as they must live in Scotland for three years prior to starting university,…

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Graduate school doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Graduate schools can be expensive because of tuition fees and all the expenses involved. However, it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg if you prepare for it in the right way. Lack of money often makes students to take out loans which are then an added burden on them. Loans need to be repaid at a specific time period with a certain amount of interest. All of this can get overwhelming, and students end up spending a lot more on graduate school then intended.  With the help of some tips, you can manage your funds,…

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The real cost of living as a student

The cost of student living is a frequent source of controversy in the UK, and with tuition fees rising to eye-watering levels it can be hard to see how it’s possible for people to study without it costing a small fortune. So how much does it really cost to live as a student? We’ve put together a guide to give those of you planning to go to university some help with budgeting. Average course costs The average costs of studying in full-time higher education are the same across England and are estimated to be at least £22,200 per year, with…

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Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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7 Things To Do In Your Summer Holiday

You might be caught up in exams and drowning in deadlines, but thinking about your summer holiday is a fantastic distraction from referencing and revision!   If you’re quick, your chances of grabbing a dream internship, or finding early bird offers are often higher than when you do it last minute. Unless of course, we’re talking last minute getaways. Don’t let this be just another summer where you fall back into your old job at your parents’ local supermarket. Be a little adventurous and do something different! If you haven’t got a clue what to do with your three months…

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