• Question: How much student debt do you have?

    Asked by Sir to Zaria, Yannick, Tris, Sam on 17 Nov 2020.
    • Photo: Tris Warren

      Tris Warren answered on 17 Nov 2020:

      That is a great question.. I should probably check. Its deducted automatically from my pay each month, so I don’t really ever look at it. I was lucky though to go to university when fees were “only” £3K a year and I studied for 4 years – so it is at least £12K. I was also lucky that my PhD was funded by a research council, so I didn’t have to pay for the 4 years I spent completing that.

    • Photo: Zaria Serfontein

      Zaria Serfontein answered on 18 Nov 2020:

      I recently paid off my last student loan. My undergraduate course cost roughly £2,000 per year, my masters was £9,000 and luckily I got a funded PhD, so I don’t have any additional fees. After finishing my bachelors, I worked for two years before starting my masters. In those two years, I was able to save a lot of money and decided to pay off my loans.