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The rise of the virtual university

My latest column for Baillie Gifford – this month, I’m discussing whether the virtual university will ever replace the real thing, given the VERY persuasive financial upsides… Iona Bain If you were asked to conjure up a picture of university, … Continue reading

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Growing Up – the Children’s Savings Plan turns 10

It’s 10 years since the launch of the Baillie Gifford Children’s Savings Plan.  Iona Bain looks at how both public and personal finances have changed over the past decade. http://www.bgtrustonline.com/articles/opinion/growing-up-the-childrens-savings-plan-turns-10-.aspx

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Is the British economy back on track for young people?

Yesterday’s news that Britain is technically out of recession was interpreted as a shred of good news in otherwise gloomy times. So is the outlook improving for young people? Only if we’re really getting to grips with the housing crisis… … Continue reading

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Getting the graduate job you want

WITH YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT SO HIGH, IT HAS NEVER BEEN TOUGHER FOR GRADUATES ON THE HUNT FOR A JOB – sam wright at wikijob.co.uk SHARES HIS TIPS on HOW TO TARGET THE RIGHT EMPLOYERS, MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND GET THE … Continue reading

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How much will it REALLY cost a student to insure their laptop?

Students who want to protect their precious gadgets need to examine the true price of proper insurance – so what can students do to safeguard their belongings? by Iona Bain So you have a clutch of great A-levels, you’ve been … Continue reading

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Getting young workers back on the job

Youth unemployment has officially dropped, but  many are  falling back on education and part-time work, with full-time careers remaining elusive. IONA LOOKS AT WHETHER TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS COULD PROVIDE A DESPERATELY NEEDED REMEDY, PLUS DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT HELP YOU COULD … Continue reading

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