Money saving tips for learner drivers

Our roads may be jammed, the private car may be a dinosaur doomed to extinction, but let’s face it, right now, if you can’t drive you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage: in employment terms, in social terms.  Passing your test takes, on average, around 45 hours of lessons and that’s going to cost you around £1,000.  And then there’s the cost of buying a car and the cost of insurance, which for a young person is probably going to be a lot more than the value of your car.  Pretty daunting and if you’re a student it’s going to be…

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Peli x MMU Photography Competition

If you’re a Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) photography student or a 2018 MMU Photography degree graduate looking to kickstart your career in the photography industry – you won’t want to miss this fantastic competition opportunity from Peli UK! Who are Peli UK? If you haven’t heard of Peli UK, they provide of some of the world’s toughest hard camera cases and heavy duty lighting, covering a range of different purposes and industries. Photographers spend lots of time, money and effort building the perfect kit and transporting it from shoot to shoot. The Peli range has a selection of waterproof, dustproof and crush-proof cases,…

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PAID STUDENT ROLE: STUDENT WIRE IS RECRUITING A NEW EDITOR!

  Are you a first year student looking for a placement for your CV? Do you want to make some real money? Do you want to work with one of the best agencies in the North? Well this could well be your perfect opportunity then.   One lucky candidate will be hired to take control of Student Wire and will receive commission on sponsored posts and any advertising secured. Plus if you’re lucky, freebies will come flying your way. Want to stand out from your peers? Student Wire is the perfect way to do so. With editor of one of…

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Access to justice in student appeals: lawyers be gone?

Students should not be dissuaded from exercising their right to seek legal advice for student appeals, says Christopher Coyle.   Against a backdrop of lawyer-bashing, there is a worrying trend by universities of discouraging students from seeking legal advice, particularly in the field of academic appeals. Many universities have enshrined within their Governance Regulations that students cannot have representation by a lawyer for an appeal hearing, although they can have family, friends or other forms of representative as long as they are not legally qualified.   Others have taken a further step by explicitly discouraging students seeking any form of…

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