Top 10 Student News

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Welcome to our StuRents weekly news roundup. Our short end-of-week round up provides a concise overview of the important student accommodation stories. Enjoy the summaries and feel free to read the full articles by clicking on the titles.

1. Obama to take executive steps on student loans

President Barack Obama prepares new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt in addition to throwing his support behind Democratic legislation targeting a similar goal

2. The stark parallels between US and UK student loan debt

StuRents reviews the sale of UK student loans to Erudio and the impact this could have on students

3. The British Have Their Own Student Loan Mess

A look back at the UK student loan mess following the British government's decision to open up its student loan program to private institutions in 2011

4. Never go on Twitter after an exam

Post-exam discussions about what answers you gave have been replaced by social media frenzies, writes a student blogger

5. Ditching the school run could save parents £642 each a year

Parents could save a collective £2 billion a year if they ditched the school run and accompanied children to lessons on foot or by bicycle, says a transport charity

6. Are the UK's immigration policies detrimental to universities?

Concerns have been raised by a number of the UK's top universities that the UK is becoming increasingly unwelcoming to foreign academics

7. Which universities' exam questions were the worst

Most students around the country are in the midst of their exams, but it seems to be the universities who need to be checking their work

8. 'The bubble will burst'

Residents have issued a warning to city councillors over plans for another 130 student rooms in Exeter, claiming that the city will be left with excess student accommodation unsuitable for any other use if and when student numbers start falling

9. Student finance: tackle money worries this summer

So a year of lectures and seminars is done and dusted. If you've pushed the pounds in your pocket too far, now is a great time to take action and tackle your money worries before the new term

10. GMAC report supports improving graduate employment consensus

A recently released graduate survey report, published by the Graduate Management Admission Council (owner and administrator of the GMAT exam used for business and management programme admissions), supports the general consensus that the graduate job market is improving