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Student finance explained

14 November 2011

School finance - webMinister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM with Fitzalan High Head Teacher, Cath Bradshaw, Cardiff University's Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer, Katie Jones, and Careers Adviser, Levon Chorbadjian.

Cardiff University is taking part in a national campaign to help explain changes to student finance in Wales for 2012.

Student Finance Day aims to ensure prospective students, their parents, teachers and the media understand the implications of the new system 2012 before they make a decision.

Rhiannon Staley, Schools Liaison Officer, said "Just like our own visit today to talk to students at Fitzalan High School in Cardiff, events are taking place across the UK today to help explain how the new student finance system will work, dispel the misconceptions and myths and to counter negative media coverage.

"Thousands of applicants and prospective students are due to visit Cardiff University in the next few months and many are very confused about what fees they will pay, when, and what help they can expect both from government and universities.

"We hope that Student Finance Day helps those students with the potential to succeed at university to understand that concerns about finance should not deter them from applying as there is a great deal of support and advice available. We are pleased to be supporting the campaign to help raise awareness about the new finance packages, including our comprehensive package of scholarships and bursaries to provide additional support for our students."

Cardiff University is committed to providing everyone who is considering studying here with the most relevant information regarding tuition fees and financial support. As part of the Student Finance Day, the Undergraduate Recruitment Team along with the Student Advisory Service are holding briefings for staff to ensure they too are equipped with the right information to advise students, parents and other advisors.

Our awareness raising campaign is being run in conjunction with the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information, a campaign in England headed by Martin Lewis of

For more information on the financial support options available visit our undergraduate pages visit