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Students: Employment

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of students in further education who supplement their student loans with a part-time job. (278016)

The Student Income and Expenditure Survey 2007/8, published on the 21 April 2009, is a comprehensive study of student income, expenditure, borrowing and debt. It showed that 53 per cent. of all English domiciled full-time undergraduate students undertook paid work at some time during the academic year—either during term-time, during the short vacations or both. For those undertaking such work, earnings over the academic year were on average £4,005 (after tax).