Money Matters Podcast

The student finance journey

0:00 ~30 mins

The student finance journey

This episode of the Money Matters podcast digs into student finances, how much debt will you end up with, when do you start to pay it back and how do you support yourself whilst you’re studying? The latest figures from the Student Loans Company show the total national student debt is valued at £161 billion.

Danni talks to two graduates from the University of Leeds, Bronwen Jones and Connie Steen, who are just setting out on what they hope will be successful careers, but they talk about how they feel being saddled with such high debt and their tips for budgeting whilst studying. 

Laura gets the lowdown from Ola Majekodunmi from All Things Money, an online community which helps younger people navigate their finances, about how student finance actually works, why it might involve tricky conversations with your parents and what happens when you start to repay it.

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