Writer Profile: Katie

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Having spent six years of my life as a student (two of which was spent studying abroad), I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two along the way about making student finances stretch as far as possible. As Editor at Save the Student, I’m now focussing on passing on that knowledge as best I can.

Got a tip you want to share? Reach me on katie[at]savethestudent.org

Katie's contributions

Cambridge about to recruit world’s first Lego Professor

The University of Cambridge are currently recruiting for what sounds like every student’s dream job – and with a salary to match!

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First class degrees at a record high for UK students

Almost a quarter of UK students graduated with a first class degree last year. But is it getting easier, or are students just working harder for their degrees?

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A no-nonsense guide to MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses offer university-level tuition online to anyone who’s game – completely free of charge. But are they worth your time?

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Aldi steals title of highest-paying supermarket in the UK

Aldi has just overtaken Lidl as the highest-paying supermarket in the UK. So, where do we sign up?

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Redbrick uni to lower entry requirements for poorer students

The University of Bristol will be lowering entry requirements for local applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, in a quest to diversify student intake.

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87% of students kept in the dark about tuition fee hikes

Not enough is being done to inform students about proposed tuition fee hikes, as 87% of you tell us you know next to nothing about why fees are going up.

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7 reasons you should never sign up for a store card

Asked time and again to sign up to store cards when you’re shopping in-store, and wondering what all the fuss is about? Make sure you read this!

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TEF and students: Survey results

Save the Student’s survey shows 80% of students still don’t know what TEF is, and 87% have no idea it’s being used to justify raising tuition fees.

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Oxford uni graduate sues for £1m because he didn’t get a first

An Oxford uni graduate is suing the university because he claims his 2:1 degree prevented him from having a high-flying career as a commercial lawyer.

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Letting agency fees to be banned for renters

Letting agencies will no longer be allowed to charge fees to renters, as Phillip Hammond will announce a complete ban in his Autumn Statement later today.

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Students unexpectedly have their postgrad loans revoked in SLC cock-up

The SLC admits 68 master’s students have had their loans withdrawn after being initially accepted due to ‘human error’ and aren’t actually eligible after all.

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12 storage tricks that’ll make your food last longer

There’s nothing more soul destroying than watching your food whither away in front of your eyes whilst you stand around feeling helpless. Those days are over!

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