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Bursaries for new students cut by up to £500

Bursaries will be reduced by as much as £500 for next year’s cohort, despite the continuing rise in student living costs such as accommodation and food. Care leavers and students with household incomes of less than £16,000 will be hit the hardest, with £500 reductions of £3,000 to£2,500 and £1,800 to £1,300 respectively. Students with household…

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Are lazy youth to blame for poor employment prospects?

Hearing about youth employment pros- pects rarely brings much joy to the stu- dent population; the ‘sunny’ economic climate seems to be having a hard time break- ing through the cloud cover hovering over our age group. A recent outburst on youth un- employment by the Chief Schools inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, blamed the poor…