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Residents asked to leave London blocks immediately over safety concerns

Almost 900 people living in a six-block development in London are being moved out immediately because of serious safety concerns relating to the construction of the buildings. The residents, the majority of whom are students, were told at 11am on Monday that they would have to leave their homes on the Paragon site in Brentford,…

10 Costs to Consider Before You Commit to an Out-of-State College

Many students dream about going to college out-of-state. It’s the opportunity to go somewhere new where no one knows you and start again from the beginning. Some people choose to go away for better educational opportunities. Some people choose to go away because of the job market in the surrounding cities of the desired college.…

So You Filled Out the FAFSA: What Am I Supposed to...

Student loans are no joke. With college prices on the rise for over two decades, there’s no surprise that student loans are a necessity in many college students’ lives. But how exactly do they work? If you’re like most college students, financial literacy probably isn’t your highest skill set. Terms such as “subsidize,” “interest rates,”…

Give It Up, USC: Los Angeles Belongs to the Bruins

What looks blue, red and gold and sits pretty atop every travel bucket-list? Why, the City of Angels of course- streaked in a confusing mix of USC and UCLA colors. But the time has come to put an end to this age-old feud, for there can only be one winner, one true heir to this…

What Is a Good Credit Score and How Do I Get...

The day approached fast and with no warning: being an adult. In the adult world, you need to think twice before swiping your brand new credit card. The real world draws many endless questions from young adults who are ready to be independent and live under their own roof but don’t know where to start.…

Student accommodation: renters face stress over tenancies in Covid crisis

When Risa Chauhan, 20, started looking for somewhere to live in her third year studying at LSE in London, the coronavirus crisis had already hit. She and her housemates were keen to make arrangements that meant they would not end up paying for a home they could not use. The group, who will be living…

Student finance: stick to a budget amid the Covid crisis

For students returning to university, this year will be very different to the last. And for those only beginning, the pandemic has taken away many of the freedoms they should have welcomed when they left home. But despite local lockdowns of some universities, and bans on parties in others, there is one constant - the…

Covid-19: what are UK students’ rights over accommodation and courses?

As university terms get under way around the UK, students are facing a new academic year like no other. Some have been locked down in halls, others have learned that their lessons will be online-only for the next two weeks. It seems likely that the picture will continue to change over the coming weeks as…

The Observer view on Boris Johnson’s lamentable plan for second-wave coronavirus...

On Thursday night, Britain’s restaurants and pubs emptied an hour early, to a chorus of protests from some of the inconvenienced revellers, alarm from the beleaguered hospitality industry and fury from many media commentators. The curfew is one of the additional restrictions imposed by the governments in Westminster, Wales and Scotland last week as Covid-19…

UK universities predict record student dropout rate

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the year. Universities are reporting unprecedented pressure on their student hardship funds, after…

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