Welcome to Student Cash. We produce books about student finance, available in printed and electronic format. They are aimed at students, parents, adult learners and IAG staff within secondary schools, colleges, universities and careers services.
Our books are suitable for students studying in all parts of the United Kingdom, including England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The books include information about:
This new book provides a summary of tuition fee, bursary and scholarship information for higher education institutions in the UK for the academic year 2016/17. Each entry is produced as a table in the same format for ease of comparison. The tables consist of the following categories:
The book covers higher education institutions in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is our most popular book and is the first of its kind to provide new fee, scholarship and bursary information after recent government changes.
Download a table of contents and sample introduction to University Tuition Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships.
Buy an electronic copy of University Tuition Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships. The e-book is a PDF delivered straight to your mailbox.
Buy a printed copy of University Tuition Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships. The printed book is A4 size with spiral binder. Postage and packaging is free.
Student accommodation is one of the best things about heading off to university. The type of property you choose, the people you share it with and its proximity to the university – and the nearest pub – can make or break your first experience of living away from home, so it is important that you choose your new home carefully.
Your first student flat may be your first real taste of freedom when it comes to furnishing and decorating your own space, and while you will no doubt be limited somewhat by budget (as well as the terms of your housing agreement) there are still plenty of ways to make your mark on your new home.
All bedrooms need the basics – namely a bed, desk, chair and a chest of drawers or wardrobe; in most cases the bedroom should be functional before you start to personalize the rest of your space. To keep costs down and wasted space to a minimum, try to ensure that your furniture serves a dual purpose; a bed, for example, can become a sofa for entertaining guests with the addition of a comfy throw and pillows, while storage boxes will become extra seating if you add a cushion. Alternatively, investing in a sofa bed will provide a spot in which to relax in front of the television, and act as a guest bed when required.
Many student flats come furnished, and these will usually have been designed with functionality and durability rather than aesthetics in mind. This means that you will need to rely on accessories to add a little personality to your new home. Part of the fun of living on your own for the first time is being able to make your mark on your room without a disapproving parent’s input. While you probably won’t be able to fully decorate your student accommodation, there are plenty of ways to personalise your space.
Try creating your own displays full of colourful postcards and photographs; adding pillows, throws and cushions to create a truly comfortable sleeping area and draping curtains to make a cosy den. Corkboards work particularly well when it comes to putting up pictures as Blu-Tack is often frowned upon in rented accommodation. If your new room doesn’t have a bookcase you will want to buy one, as you will need to keep all of your course books tidy and easy to reach. Lighting is also important, and you may want to think about hanging fairy lights or buying a decent lamp to ensure you are able to work whatever the time.
While moving into your new student home can be a liberating experience, furnishing and personalising a new place can be very challenging. Creating a comfortable haven is possible, however, and can actually be quite fun - just be sure to stay on the right side of your landlord!
This book provides a comprehensive guide to sources of funding for all types of learner, including school pupils, adult learners, part-time students, full-time students and postgraduate students. It includes information about:
Each entry includes information about the type of scheme, amount of money available, eligibility criteria, application procedures, contact details and links to relevant funding organisations.
Download a table of contents and three sample chapters of Student Cash: A Directory of Learner Funding Sources.
Buy an electronic copy of Student Cash: A Directory of Learner Funding Sources. The e-book is a PDF delivered straight to your mailbox.
Buy a printed copy of Student Cash: A Directory of Learner Funding Sources. The printed book is A4 size with spiral binder. Postage and packaging is free.
This book is aimed at students in the UK who are thinking about going to college or university. It includes information about:
This book provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of going to college and university. It is popular with parents, prospective students and people who work within the areas of student recruitment and widening participation.
Download a table of contents and two sample chapters of Going to College and University.
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Buy a printed copy of Going to College and University. The printed book is A4 size with spiral binder. Postage and packaging is free.
This book is aimed at students in the United Kingdom who are about to leave school and enter college or university. It covers the following issues:
The book provides a valuable resource for careers teachers, advice workers and other people who offer information and advice about student income and expenditure. It is also a useful resource for college, university and public libraries.
Download a table of contents and two sample chapters of Financial Survival for Students.
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Buy a printed copy of Financial Survival for Students. The printed book is A4 size with spiral binder. Postage and packaging is free.
This book is aimed at adult learners and mature students who need to obtain financial support for their studies. It covers the following issues:
The book provides a useful resource for organisations offering advice to adults and mature students. It is useful for members of staff working in advice centres, colleges, universities and careers services.
Download a table of contents and two sample chapters of Financial Support for Adult Learners.
Buy an electronic copy of Financial Support for Adult Learners. The e-book is a PDF delivered straight to your mailbox.
Buy a printed copy of Financial Support for Adult Learners. The printed book is A4 size with spiral binder. Postage and packaging is free.
Apprenticeships: For Students, Parents and Jobseekers
This book provides a complete guide to apprenticeships. It contains frequently asked questions from students, parents and jobseekers and is packed with quotations, case studies, useful advice, practical checklists and self-assessment questionnaires. It also contains useful websites and addresses of relevant organisations.
Learn While you Earn
This book offers an assessment of the wide range of opportunities facing those who want to learn a new skill or gain a qualification, but who want to retain the ability to earn a salary. It includes information about apprenticeships, internships, trade union bursaries and funding for childcare, part-time and distance learning.
The Essential Guide to Paying for University
This book provides both parents and students with a comprehensive source of information on funding a place in higher education, including bursaries and grants, earning while in full-time education, and other options for raising money to cover fees and living expenses.
The Parent’s Guide to College and University
This book answers all the questions that are concerning you about your child's further education, in a practical, user-friendly style. Topics addressed in the book include: an explanation of British qualifications; obtaining financial support; understanding study requirements and useful addresses and websites.
The Complete Study Skills Guide
This book is aimed at college and university students, adult learners and students on distance learning courses. It provides a complete guide to study skills and includes information on passing examinations, reading and writing skills, mathematical and scientific skills and getting the most out of lectures and classes.
Basic Study Skills
This book is aimed at students at almost every level, including college and university, adult learners, access students and students on distance learning courses. The book covers topics such as improving reading, writing, listening and thinking skills, knowing how to study independently, conduct research and take examinations.
The Mature Student's Study Guide
This informative and encouraging handbook helps readers of any age or academic background identify opportunities and move ahead with decision making. It includes information on making the right choices, overcoming barriers, working out finances, balancing work and family commitments and obtaining financial support.
Returning to Learning - A Practical Handbook for Adult Learners
This inspiring and practical book has been written especially for adult learners. It offers user-friendly advice on such issues as: types of learning opportunity and qualifications available; where to access guidance; financial costs and support options; and coping with change, lack of time, family members and financial commitments.
Introduction to Research Methods
This practical, down-to-earth guide is for researchers, students, community groups, charities or employees - in fact anyone who needs to put together research projects quickly and effectively. It contains everything from developing your idea into a proposal, through to analysing data and reporting results.
Advanced Research Methods
This book is aimed at those who are undertaking a research project at an advanced level, including third year undergraduate students, Master's students, doctoral students, research assistants, graduate school students and professionals. It covers the whole research process and is suitable for research in the social sciences.
Teaching Research Methods
This practical guide provides a complete and valuable resource for research methods tutors, teachers and lecturers. Developed to complement and enhance existing course materials, the 100 ready-to-use activities encourage innovative and engaging classroom practice. The book contains exercises, games, scenarios and role plays.
How to Finance your Research Project
This book helps ease the process of obtaining research funding by providing practical advice, useful tips and information about funding databases and funding directories. Covering a wide variety of funding sources such as government, industry and charity, it is suitable for researchers in the UK, US, EU and further afield.
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