Van Insurance proves cheaper than car insurance for students in the 21+ age group near Oxford University
A recent poll of UK students who recently passed their driving tests found a statistic which you may find surprising. Opting to drive a van may prove cheaper than the typical choice of a car. Market research was carried out in the close vicinity of Oxford University which is one of the UK's most popular Universities and they challenged students to find cheaper car insurance quotes against the van insurance quotes that they provided.
The research found that on average 69% of students were able to find a cheaper price for van insurance than car insurance. Matthew Wallis who lives in student accommodation near to the university said "I never thought that driving a van would be cheaper than a small car. It has made me think twice about asking my parents for a van as opposed to a car for my 21st birthday present.
Rise in Dental Insurance amongst students
Although many students are leaving school and going home to no jobs, many recent graduates and current students of universities are opting for dental insurance even when working part-time with no corporate benefits. Recent studies have shown that students and recent graduates are much more concerned with the health of their teeth because dental health can deteriorate much more rapidly than most other subdivisions of the body.
Students are taking it upon themselves to pay the dental insurance out of their own pockets, often not even asking whether employers offer medical insurance or not, because, it is in fact very affordable. Many of the students see their dental plans as an investment in the workforce for tomorrow. As one student said, "Even when jobs do start opening up, it would be rather difficult to get one if you have really bad teeth."
This sentiment seems to be echoed around many students and recent graduates of universities all over the country. Recently, studies have shown a 15% increase in the amount of dental insurance bought by individuals aged 18 to 25 over the past year, while the amount of medical insurance bought by that same age group has remained steady over the same time period, even dropping by a slight amount.
A recent survey of students in the UK who are studying on polymer processing courses, has shown a huge jump in sim only deals when choosing a mobile phone deal to call friends and family. The huge appeal of these deals is the fact they can be used with virtually no restrictions on calling anyone, whilst only paying a fixed monthly fee so it makes it an ideal choice for students wanting to call home everyday. One student Richard Carmichael said "I chose a sim only deal as it makes much more sense for me. I call mum parents every day to let them know how I am doing, and I don;t have to worry about any expensive monthly bills, so it works out great as I can spend my money on other important student things like nights out"
With the current economic climate in the UK, we can see why money savvy students are looking for ways to save their money, and this seems like an ideal choice.
Posted by | Posted in Education | Posted on 16-11-2010
Rallying against proposed increases to tuition and fees, University of California student activists are planning massive on-campus protests this week. Today, students on campuses all over the state are staging demonstrations. Tomorrow, many will take buses to San Francisco to demonstrate at the UC Board of Regents meeting. UCLA student Nader Nasr has created a petition on Change.org that has close to 900 signatures.
What’s behind this campaign? A request from the University of California to the Board of Regents to increase tuition for students another eight percent (fees increased 32 percent last year) to more than $11,000. Similar tuition increases for students in the Cal State education system are also in the works. Tuition (also called “fees”) doesn’t cover the other costs of room, board and books that families pay for higher education (UC Berkeley has the second-highest cost for room and board of any institutions, public or private, the Los Angeles Times editorial board has reported).
Although the increases would also come with increases in financial aid packages, students who don’t qualify for financial aid, yet still can’t afford the high price of college, will fall deeper into debt, and therefore having to claim free legal advice to cover any fees they may have along the way..
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