Student debt: ‘It made me feel scared – very scared’

UK“Once upon a time, graduates could leave university relatively debt-free and walk straight into well-paid jobs, their first taste of big borrowing being the mortgage on their starter home (roses round the door being optional). Today that seems like a plotline out of Narnia. Besides ever tougher job prospects, the majority of graduates now have to contend with an avalanche of debt, owed to the Student Loans company and high street financial organisations, not to mention ‘the bank of mum and dad’ …” (more)

[Beverley D’Silva, Guardian, 17 October]

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