News in brief: July 2013
A UK survey found that students are turning to gambling and would consider enrolling in clinical trials to cover university fees and expenses.
The survey was conducted by student finance advice website Save the Student, who asked 2332 undergraduate students a variety of questions regarding their finances. Questions included whether money worries affected students’ health, whether they understood the UK loan repayment scheme, and how students fund their lifestyle.
Results indicated that 80% of students do not have enough money to live on, and that students are looking to fund their university experience by means other than getting a part time job.
One in five students reported gambling to make money, and one in four students considered enrolling in clinical trials or working for the adult entertainment industry.
A third of the 295 applicants on the reserve list for the UK foundation programme have been allocated to schools for August