This post first published: 27 June 2017
We don’t imagine many year 12 students have started thinking about how they’re going to pay for university yet – there are much better things to be doing at 17 than worrying about student finance, like watching celebrity Snapchats.
But we think it’s important to start introducing them early, so they’re prepared when the time comes to apply. That’s why we’ve already produced resources for the 2018/19 academic year.
Our toolkit features a quick guide, a presentation and a short film to help you talk to students about student finance. We’d love to be able to give you more materials to share with them but we can only give you high-level information at this time based on the figures for the 2017/18 academic year.
It’s not because we don’t want to give you the latest figures – we just have to wait for them to be confirmed by the Department for Education, which will happen when they announce the Financial Memorandum for the 2018/19 academic year.
As soon as it’s announced, you’ll be the first to know. We always publish the document on our practitioner website and that’s when we’ll be busy making new resources for you to share with students.
In the meantime, you can use our toolkit to approach the subject of how students will pay for their course and get them thinking about their future.