Fuelled by tea and biscuits…
As ‘A’-level results have come out this week, many will be considering the prospect of University. Here in England degree courses now cost up to £9000 per annum, funded by the students taking on personal debt. For me, who came through a completely free education, I find this horrific (and, having children of my own, a terrifying prospect!) and I just hope that it doesn’t deter people from taking a degree.
Apparently this year was a good year to be taking ‘A’-levels. A dip in the birth rate means there are more students than places, so young people have a good chance of getting the degree they wish even if their grades slip a little. My congratulations go out to everyone who has battled through the stress of exams and has succeeded in getting the course they desired.
But – going back to my first diversion into the costs of university education – students are renowned for blowing their budget on alcohol rather than food. Can I, therefore, introduce you to the blog thestudentbaker94.wordpress.com. Clear, simple, CHEAP recipes for those who enjoy baking, costed out so you can also budget in your drinks! So far, lots of cupcakes and frosting ideas… but I’m most excited by Cookies & Cream Ice-cream – yum yum!
(And now I disappear for a moment or two…)