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Rallies and rent strikes: how students and staff are uniting against...

In August, A-level students joined forces to voice their anger on social media at the algorithm that failed to give them fair grades, helping force a government U-turn in favour of teacher-estimated results. Now, some of those same students are stuck in lockdowns at halls of residences at universities across the country, studying online and…

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…

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…

Student finance: everything you need to know about managing your money

Is it too late to apply for student finance? No – but you’d better get a move on! You can apply for student finance up to nine months after you start your course but your application could take up to six weeks to process. How will I receive my student loan? Your maintenance loan is…

The best tech for students – from laptops to note-taking tools

It’s that time of year again when students are gearing up to go to university. But this time, it’s under very different circumstances – which makes having the right equipment even more important. From laptops and phones to headphones and note-taking tools, here’s a guide to some of the tech that might help improve your…

Best student discounts and deals

Cheap food, money off clothes, lower prices on tech … there are plenty of discounts and deals out there for students. To take advantage of some of them, you need to be signed up to a student discount scheme – the main ones include Totum (the new name for NUS extra), UNiDAYS and Student Beans.…

Student loans: how they work and what they pay

Stumped by student finance? Here’s the Guardian Money guide to what it is, how it works and what you need to do. Help, I haven’t applied! Don’t worry, it’s not too late, but you should get a move on. Some applications can be processed in two days, but some can take up to six weeks…

‘Keep your spending organised’: top money tips for uni students

Going to university was without doubt one of the most exciting moments in my life. But alongside the excitement came anxiety, and knowing I would suddenly be responsible for my finances was a huge part of that. Between my rent, meals, beer and travel, I began spending more money than I ever had before, and…

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