The government intends to bring in new, much higher, fees for overseas university students next year – one Moroccan student studying in France at Sciences Po has written (in English) for us about why she thinks the decision was wrong. France is currently the fourth most popular choice in the world for international students. Envision this. You are a young Moroccan woman, on the cusp of graduating high school.For the last eighteen years of your life, you have tirelessly perfected your French and worked incessantly to get good grades in school, in hopes of traveling to France to study.All of a sudden, you are told that tuition is no longer ‘free’ for foreign students, and your hopes come crashing down, as you lose what would have been your key to better future.Until today, any francophone student accepted into one of France’s of public universities or institutions of higher learning paid the same tuition fees to attend regardless of their nationality or … [Read more...] about University fees hike – is this égalité?
Paying university fees
An art student who made a gold Lil Wayne pendant has said it helped pay for her university fees after a friend of the US rapper bought it for a birthday present. Joy Bonfield-Colombara, who goes by the name Joy BC, told the BBC she was initially struggling to pay her £9,500-a-year course fees at the Royal College of Art in London. The 29-year-old said she considered dropping out until she received an email from a person requesting a pendant they could give for the Lollipop singer’s 36th birthday. "I was about to say, 'No, I'm really sort of trying to figure out stuff with school'. They then said, ‘It's for my friend's birthday’, and told me who the friend was," she said. "I listened to hip hop from a young age. I used to listen to him in the club!" Ms Bonfield-Colombara hand carved the pendant into the likeness of Lil Wayne, including the artist's well-known teardrop tattoos. She named the piece "An Icon". She said the … [Read more...] about Gold pendant bought for Lil Wayne’s birthday helps pay for art student’s university fees
WHEN it comes to getting a bargain, Sun Saver Phill Carlisle knows exactly where to go. The factory worker heads to car boot sales to nab gifts and presents at a fraction of their shop prices. Phill, 24, says: “When car boot season starts, I collect unwanted presents people bring to sell. “I recently got three unopened gift sets for £1 each. Together, they would retail at over £60. I’ve got birthdays coming up so will be off to re-gift.” As part of our Meet Sun Savers series, Phill, pictured, from Churchdown, Glos, gives his saving tips. Treat yourself. Saving on costly presents means Phill can afford to treat wife Louise. He says: “By going to the car boot sale, we probably saved £50, which she used to buy some beauty products for herself from QVC. Work at it. Phill works hard for his money and so is always looking at ways to cut back on costs — even on date nights. He says: “If we go to the cinema, we go on a Tuesday with the … [Read more...] about Our savvy Saver reveals his tips for nabbing bargains on gifts, food and nights out — plus win your £27k university fees
European Union students enrolling in English universities will pay the same tuition fees as UK students and remain eligible for financial support throughout the duration of their courses for at least one year after Brexit, according to an announcement by the UK’s Department for Education. The UK government also says that it will freeze the maximum tuition fees universities can charge for the second consecutive year in 2019-20 at GBP 9,250. In February, the Scottish government had confirmed that EU students would receive free university tuition in 2019-20. Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: “Students from the EU make an important contribution to the universities sector and it is a testament to our system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here. Today we are providing clarity and certainty on their fees for the duration of their courses.” … [Read more...] about UK pledges not to change university fees for EU students for at least one year after Brexit
0 Comments University fees bursary in honour of caring teacher Patricia Hughes BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The family of a much-loved teacher who died suddenly in 2016 have set up a bursary scheme in her name. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/university-fees-bursary-in-honour-of-caring-teacher-patricia-hughes-37020080.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37020079.ece/5de21/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-18_new_41825578_I1.JPG Email The family of a much-loved teacher who died suddenly in 2016 have set up a bursary scheme in her name. Patricia Hughes (55) taught English at St Columb's College in Londonderry. As pastoral carer, she often helped children from disadvantaged backgrounds, paying for books, trips and stationery for those whose families were under financial pressure. Tributes after her death described her as "a gentle and caring woman" and "an inspiration who enriched the lives of countless young people". The family have set … [Read more...] about University fees bursary in honour of caring teacher Patricia Hughes