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Why the privatisation of student debt must be resisted

This week, the government announced the immediate privatisation of £890m of student debt dating from between 1990 and 1998. The debt was sold to a consortium of private companies at under one-fifth of its value, but in reality these moves go far beyond the economically unsustainable nature of a credit-fuelled higher education system. They are … Continue reading

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Alan Watt explains the degradation of culture

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Alan Watt explains musical mind control

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The Chronology of the selling of student loans part 1)

‘National day of action’ against sell-off of student debt planned across UK Students on more than 20 campuses across the country are preparing to take part in a national day of action against the government’s plans to privatise the student loan book. The wave of action will take place tomorrow and is being co-ordinated by … Continue reading

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University left me with debt and no skills

It’s three years since I graduated university with an accounting degree and I still don’t know what they taught me. Univerisities are proud to say they prepare students to work out in the real world. They don’t. I think all I learned was how to write academically. This is a skill, but not the only … Continue reading

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Deep Danish Depression: Advice studying abroad.

Studying Abroad: Like you know, this blog is based on helping people find solutions and alternatives to getting into heavy student debt. One solution I mentioned was to go abroad. Which was actually the advice I took myself. I’m now studying in Europe and so far its been soo many things. First things to take … Continue reading

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“Save £25,000 at university and join the ‘tuition fee refugees'”

A good website too find bachelor/master and post grad degrees abroad is: http://www.bachelorsportal.eu/ You can also find some in English Welcome to the £9,000 tuition fee refugees. The number of British students applying to Dublin’s Trinity College has jumped by 20% to nearly 2,000 this year. At University College Dublin (UCD), applications from students with … Continue reading

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“Student loans ‘will make it harder for graduates to get a mortgage'”

The cost of paying off student loans will make it harder for graduates to buy a property, research suggests. Without taking student loan payments into account, a buyer with a 90pc typical first-time buyer mortgage on an average graduate income would be spending 40pc of their income on their mortgage. It increases to 44pc on … Continue reading

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“SMEs Regret Graduate Hires”

Small business owners are turning their backs on the graduate employee market and instead choosing to hire school leavers and other non-graduates, a new survey has found. The study by DealJungle.com <http://www.DealJungle.com&gt;  a money saving site targeting SMEs, found that a majority of small business owners who had hired graduates in the past found that … Continue reading

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“Exams are failing our students. There is an alternative”

A network of chartered assessors would give validity and public credibility to the system of assessment by teachers Michael Gove has failed to set in motion a major review of assessment and examinations. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Michael Gove has carried out a major review of the national curriculum and has asked Ofqual … Continue reading

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