Students facing huge debts

Ireland“Students starting university in Northern Ireland this year can expect to owe around £21,000 by the time they finish their studies, according to the UK’s largest survey of student finance. The annual survey by Push also found that student debt in the province currently stands at around £4,300 for each year of study — compared to £5,000 across the UK as a whole. The local figure — which relates to students studying at Queen’s University, Belfast, and the University of Ulster — is up 29% …” (more)

[Kathryn Torney, Belfast Telegraph, 18 August]

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