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Calls for a 'fairer' student bursary system

A national bursary scheme should be established to ensure that all disadvantaged university students receive the financial help they need, an independent think tank said today.

Student finance: find an account you can bank on

It may seem the least of your worries when starting a new life at university, but picking the right bank account could prove critical a few years down the line.

Student finance: a balanced equation

Most students get into debt, but a few simple budgeting sums can ensure things don’t get out of hand, says Amy McLellan

Geared up for super savers

Travel will take up a big part of your budget so it pays to keep an eye out for bargains, says Anne Giacomantonio

Get moving: how to best get around at uni

Ana Arendar has arrived at the best way to get from A to B let her take you on a journey...

Student finance: money matters

The best ways for students to fund their way through higher education

University students hit by inflation

University students are facing the most expensive academic year to date, with an inflation rate 50 per cent higher than average, research suggests.

On the road: buying a car at uni

Getting a car sounds great, but what does it actually involve and is it worth the money?

Budgeting clinic

Our finance expert Gwenda Thomas solves some student dilemmas

Food: in search of the right price

Veteran cost-cutting graduate Lucy Tobin seeks out the ultimate bargains to help you reduce your food bills

Why it pays to plan ahead

It’s important to be organised in all parts of your student life – and money is just the start

Freshers' week: avoid the big blowout

Even the best budgets can fall apart in the first days of university, Andy Sharman finds out how to stop the rot

The long-term view of borrowing

Financing your student career needn’t be scary. With so many tempting interest rates for students, it pays to shop around, says Amy McLellan

Bursaries and scholarships: are you getting enough?

Huge bursary budgets are left unclaimed every year by disadvantaged students, do your homework to make sure you don’t miss out

Keep cool over cash concerns

Loans and bursaries will provide you with much-needed finance, but it’s how you organise your spending that makes all the difference, says Chris Green
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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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