Below the Breadline: The Truth about Student Poverty

The cliché of the student lifestyle—partying every night, sleeping until noon and living on beer and baked beans—is further from the truth than you might think. The idea of the poor student has become so culturally ingrained that many of us probably enjoy reminiscing about our years of subsisting on two-minute noodles and living in a creature-infested sharehouse; but student poverty is a much more serious and widespread problem than we’d like to believe. In fact, for the majority of undergraduates and postgraduates studying in Australia today, the struggle to make ends meet is taking an increasingly huge toll; and the long-term implications of student poverty are anything but amusing. In 2005, a huge 60% of Australian students lived below …

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Elite Editing Launches $6,000 Thesis Write-up Scholarship

Elite Editing is committed to helping students achieve the highest educational standards possible. We know the financial difficulties that students face, especially in today’s economic climate, and we know that many students need to work to support themselves and their families while studying full time. Having other commitments can make it very difficult to focus on the task of thesis writing and these types of difficulties often cause problems with completing on time. As professional thesis editors, we know better than anyone what troubles students can face as they reach the end of their degrees. We work with thousands of students from across Australia each year and it is often the case that postgrads who have planned to send us …

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