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New degree marking system planned

The government has announced plans to add a new 13-point scale to the degree class system.

How can you avoid payday loans?

A survey shows that 1.5% of students use expensive payday loans – but people who aren't in contact with their parents are at more ris...

One in four students have never budgeted

Money is often tight at university, but a quarter of students have never built a budget, according to a new survey.

Who qualifies for student loans?

Some students born outside the UK have found out at the last minute that they can't get student finance.

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