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Whilst the Scottish debate continues to flare opinions on the edudation battlefield, students in London stuggle to cover the costs required to live away from home. Enjoy the read and have a great weekend from the StuRents Team

Glyndwr University banned from enrolling non-EU students

Glyndwr University has had its license to enrol non-EU students suspended following revelations that approximately 50,000 UK immigrants have obtained English certificates from the university despite many of whom not being capable of speaking the language

Heriot-Watt Uni professor sides with pro-independence camp

Mike Danson, professor of enterprise policy at Heriot-Watt University, has sided with 'Yes' voters supporting Scottish independence. As an independent Scotland, Danson believes that the nation can continue to, and further develop "our already proud tradition in education and adapt to help create a fairer society."

Stateside student debts still taking their toll on the retired

Statistics from the New York Federal Reserve Bank show that over 16% of the nation's $1.2 trillion student debts belong to those who are over 50 years old. This very bleak statistic reveals that many aging Americans still have as much as $75,000 worth of debt to pay off as they enter retirement

Glyndwr University staff take voluntary redundancy in university shake-up

Fifty staff at Wrexham's Glyndwr University have accepted voluntary redundancy as part of a shake-up of the organisation. The university said the changes were needed as the higher education sector "faces many challenges"

Women attracted to study MBAs at Bath University

In The Economist's 'Which MBA?' annual ranking of the world's top 100 MBA programmes the Bath MBA is now ranked 2nd overall in the UK, and 21st overall in the world

Is there such a thing as too much education?

A new forecast has found that by 2020, almost half of working-age adults - those aged between 25 and 64 - will have degrees or higher level qualifications, although businesses consider many new graduates to be ill-equipped for the workplace

The rise of the live-at-home student commuter

Figures this month from Santander show that more than 22% of students still live in their family home. Of these, 66% say the cost of living is the main reason

New student flats planned for former grade II listed pub

Property developer Mustaq Mister has applied to convert the Grade II Listed former Tramway Hotel, in St Leonardgate, into 12 self contained student flats. The derelict building, owned by Mitchells of Lancaster, dates back to 1760, and was converted from houses into a pub around 1891

Simon Fraser University becomes the first Canadian university to accept donations via Bitcoin

The news is the latest from SFU, which has been increasingly vocal about its support for bitcoin in recent weeks. Mark McLaughlin, SFU's executive director of ancillary services, also suggested that the university could soon launch a pilot project to use bitcoin in its dining services and incorporate bitcoin ATMs into its bookstores

Top state schools inadvertently favour the rich

Intense competition for the best state schools is inflating house prices by as much as £500,000 in those schools' catchment areas, according to a report printed by Lloyds Bank. Lloyds states that, "there's strong competition for properties in areas where state schools are providing top quality education, often in locations with limited supply, which is supporting [house] prices."