Published: 4 June 2013 at 09:44
Anglia Ruskin will tour East of England to dispel ongoing myths about student finance
A bright purple double-decker bus will be setting off from Anglia Ruskin University this week to spend the summer offering advice and guidance at schools, colleges and community events across the East of England.
The Roadshow bus, organised by Anglia Ruskin’s Outreach team, will deliver information for students, parents and teachers about the process of applying to university, student life, and the benefits of Higher Education.
An Ipsos MORI survey released last week by the social mobility charity the Sutton Trust revealed that 65% of the 11-16 year-olds polled had significant concerns about university finance. Of the 2,595 youngsters who took part in the survey, 19% highlighted concerns about student living costs and 28% mentioned tuition fees.
Anglia Ruskin’s experts will offer a series of talks to help dispel some of the myths surrounding student finance and the new tuition fees structure, as well as run budgeting games to show youngsters how they can make their money go further whilst at university.
Rachel Nedwell, who is responsible for outreach at Anglia Ruskin, said: