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Advice for new students

Thousands of students in the west are about to start the next phase of their academic careers. And as well as coping with a new life away from home, many are facing the challenge of managing a budget for the first time.

Experts are warning students to stay away from payday loans which many poorer students are tempted by. As David Wood reports, the advice is to make a budget and stick to it.


Go ahead given for Cornwall University

University College Falmouth has campuses in Falmouth and Penryn. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Cornwall can now boast its own university after the Government gave the go ahead for Falmouth College to be upgraded.

Over the last ten years student numbers have tripled to more than 4,000. More than £100 million has been invested at two campuses in Falmouth and Penryn.