We are so delighted to be in The Times today [15 June 2019] in a news story written by the paper’s Education Correspondent Nicola Woolcock, highlighting what we do, showing students the soft and more practical skills that are good to have under your belt before going to university. Our business then became the focus of the BBC Breakfast paper review when Nancy Fielder the editor of the Sheffield Star picked out the story to discuss. It’s certainly a subject that gets people talking which is brilliant. Now how do you stack a dishwasher……?!
The government should be honest with parents about how much they are expected to pay towards fees, says a recent report commissioned by the government to review university funding. Overhearing parents talk at a recent sixth form university event we attended underlined the importance of understanding what the student finances mean to both students and parents. A dad asked if it was only one income that was taken into account for means testing the maintenance loan. For the record, it’s the “household” income – so that of both parents living with the child, not just one that dictates the size of loan awarded. The maximum maintenance loan (for all living costs including accommodation) a student