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Scrapping of bursary partly behind drop in mature students


As a mature student you are going to have a better idea as to what you want to be as a professional so will opt for courses that specifically train you to do a particular job. Many mature students on graduate entry nursing, medicine, physio, OT etc programmes will already have student loans. So to expect them to rack up another £30k-£45k to train for a job that will for the first few years will only pay on average £25k is crazy when 9% of their salary over £22k will be taken for repayments. Factor in current or future childcare costs, huge rents or mortgage repayments, hospital car parking costs at work and another debt and you wonder why mature students are walking away....

Posted date

8 July, 2018

Posted time

3:36 pm