David Ellis

David Ellis is editor of Student Money Saver and a contributor to the Independent, The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian on all things student

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Badminton School sixth form pupils compare their A-level results

What to expect from clearing

Clearing can be a confusing process - but there's loads you can do to prepare beforehand

Sixth Form students react as they open their A-level results

Clearing checklist: 10 things to prepare

It seems a cruel thing to release A-level results so late as August: the waiting and the unease can be awful.

Desmond Tutu doesn't think your degree classification is so bad

A 2:2 is not the end of the world

A lower second is not the disaster it seems, says David Ellis. You still have plenty of options

Enough is enough: Masters loans need to change

Postgrads are vital, not just to the economy but to the furtherance of human learning. So why is getting funding so hard?

The simple guide to Career Development Loans

Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask abut funding your postgraduate degree

Five steps to surviving your unpaid internship

You've got your big chance, but how are you meant to fund it? Student money saving expert David Ellis shares his guide.

The simple guide to student finance applications

Time's ticking on your applications, and if you've not written them yet, it's time to get weaving. Let student finance expert David Ellis show you how.

Five things to give up for Lent that WILL help you save money

On the top floor of some some pub, my new friend pushes me for an answer. “Well?” he asks, “What’ll you be giving up for Lent, then?” I consider it for a moment, giving in; “Drinking in moderation.” ‘And’, I add to myself, ‘talking to strangers.’

How to make a budget - and keep to it

As if to prove Parkinson’s light-hearted law, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”, exams take over and over and over until everything, including money, gets forgotten.

Heading home for Christmas? Don't get stung

Provided the weather doesn’t make good on its threats to blow into an ice age, this week most students will get out of bed, put on another coat, wheel the suitcase out the door and head home for the luxury of normal meals –no more cereal for supper– and a central heating system that doesn’t cough itself to sleep.

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