Scottish Students Heading For Credit Calamity

A Survey by the National Union of Students has revealed student destitution in Scotland to be at ‘crisis level’. The impact of the recession and the fact that Scottish students get on average the lowest levels of financial help in the UK are said to the principle causes. 62% of those surveyed said lack of money was damaging their studies, whilst 36% said they considered leaving university because of financial problems and over half admitted to using credit just to ‘get by’.

NUS Scotland President Liam Burns is quoted saying, “Scottish university students receive the lowest support compared to the rest of the UK and college students can't even be sure they'll receive enough to pay the rent from month to month”.

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Debt Advice Foundation has developed a student guide on how to avoid the pitfalls of debt and what to do if you are experiencing financial difficulties.