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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Nigel Farage, whose Ukip has an 11-point poll lead; David Cameron; Ed Miliband; and Nick Clegg

Education should be a priority in this year's election, but it won't be

...so we must beware of political throwaways, gimmicks and manipulation

Amid tuition fees, strikes and protests, where is Universities Minister Greg Clark?

Has anybody seen Greg Clark? While students protest and bloggers rage, the Minister for Universities has stayed schtum. He’s doing his bit on Twitter – although perhaps not very well, given he’s short of a blue tick and hasn’t mentioned anything of interest, unless you’re into staged PR shots.

Cambridge has seen a rise in applications from state school students this year

The Government must change its mind: Universities should not be run for profit

Universities are increasingly being run against the best interests of students

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.

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