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  • NUS leader hopeful of loan pledge
    NUS leader hopeful of loan pledge

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    The new leader of the National Union of Students says she believes the Government could soon guarantee that graduates will not pay more if the student loan book falls into private hands. Peo...

  • UK pilot for US-style degree grading
    UK pilot for US-style degree grading

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Degrees being taken byLeedsstudents could be among those a new American-style grading system is tested on, it has been revealed.  Based on students' grade point averages (GPA), the prop...

  • Leeds Uni among best for 'student quality of life'
    Leeds Uni among best for 'student quality of life'

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    When it comes to student quality of life,LeedsUniversityis up there with the best in the country. The institution recently finished 12th in a national poll carried out by Lloyds Bank, while ...

  • Chicken nugget pizza among students' culinary concoctions
    Chicken nugget pizza among students' culinary concoctions

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Students living away from home for the first time are hardly known for their culinary wizardry and now a study has shown that chicken nugget pizza, lasagne on toast and BBQ pasta are among the ...

  • Leeds climbs world university list
    Leeds climbs world university list

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Leedshas improved its position among the world's top 200 universities.  The institution is ranked 139 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013/14. Universitie...

  • Rising house prices boost the appeal of renting
    Rising house prices boost the appeal of renting

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    More people could well be looking to the private rental market after figures showed house prices rose sharply this summer when compared with last year.  The study, carried out by Halifa...

  • Good jobs more likely for postgrads
    Good jobs more likely for postgrads

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Continuing to study after their degree makes students more likely to find good jobs, a new report suggests. The study found that far from being a "delaying tactic" postgraduate study can boo...

  • London named most expensive place for student rent
    London named most expensive place for student rent

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Londonhas emerged as the most expensive university town or city across the nation for student rent, according to research. Londonhas emerged as the most expensive university town or city acr...

  • Students least likely to default on rents
    Students least likely to default on rents

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Students are the least likely tenants to miss a rental payment, according to new research.  Students are the least likely tenants to miss a rental payment, according to new research. ...

  • More students 'have part-time jobs'
    More students 'have part-time jobs'

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    An increasing number of students are taking on part-time work to help them meet living costs while at university, new figures suggest. An increasing number of students are taking on part-tim...