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The Student Finance Survey 2014

In 2014, we asked our second year undergraduates to complete the Student Finance Survey. On 26 February we launch the Student Finance Survey 2016.  Below are the key findings from the 2014 survey that we thought you might find interesting. How will the responses compare this year?

What you told us: 

  • The 2014 survey showed the lowest proportion of students in regular term-time employment since 1994. Ad-hoc work has also overtaken regular employment
  • The survey recorded the highest proportion of students receiving financial contributions from family members since 2006
  • More students are worried about their current debt and debt they’ll have after graduation, but tend not seek debt advice
  • More students agreed than disagreed with the statement that the level of information on student finance before starting their course had met their needs
  • In 2014 more students said that they are interested in Postgraduate studies and some may be interested in Postgraduate scholarships we have to offer.

Who you can talk to about this:

  • The Careers Service can help you to find part time work, or why not work for the university?  Find out what it’s like to be a Student Ambassador from Harry a second year, FDA TV Production student
  • If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you might be eligible to apply to the Student Support Fund
  • Did you know the Student Advice Service can liaise with creditors on your behalf and explain what happens to your student loan once you finish your studies. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch
  • If you want to check you’re getting everything you’re entitled to or you need any tips with budgeting, check our online resources
  • Did you know that the Alumni Association offer up to 15% discount on Postgraduate courses for undergraduate students who have finished their studies. Find out more about Postgraduate studies and scholarships here.

For the full results of the Student Finance Survey 2014, please click here.

Check your university email from the 26 February to see if you are eligible to complete the Student Finance Survey 2016.


Ed Bending • 22 February 2016

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