Student loan payments set to rocket

By Tom Larsen-Wright

The interest rate on student loans will rise by a third this September, for all students who started university after 1 September 2012.

The rate was previously 4.6%, but rose to 6.1% due to inflation.

Graduates will still be charged an interest rate, which depends on their income, but those currently at university will be charged the full interest rate. Continue reading

Meet Overdog, the un-rock’n’roll rockers

By Eleanor Fox

Students with a divine passion for music often form bands with strange names and even weirder lyrics to find their place or share their love of audio- be it screaming down the mic or singing operatically whilst furiously playing the violin in unison.

But how many of these bands actually stay together? I think my brother’s Uni band “Back alley abortions” (don’t ask) were jamming for all of three weeks. Continue reading