Higher and Further Education Students' Income, Expenditure and Debt in Scotland 2007-08

Chris Warhurst, Johanna Commander, Dennis Nickson, Anna Symeonides, Andy Furlong, Jeanette Findlay, Fiona Wilson, Scott Hurrell

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This report presents findings from the second study of the income, expenditure and debt of students studying higher education (HE) and further education (FE) in Scotland in 2007-08. The study was commissioned by the Scottish Government and conducted by the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde Business School in conjunction with colleagues from the Business School and Department of Economics of the University of Glasgow. The aim of the study is to examine Scottish-domiciled higher and further education students' finances, particularly their income, expenditure, debt and savings, and their attitudes to the financing of study in Scotland. Where appropriate this data is then compared to the findings of the previous 2004-05 Scottish survey as well as a control group of young Scots who are not students.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages243
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • student debt
  • student finances
  • student income
  • student loans
  • higher education
  • further education


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