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.
The University of Exeter has been ranked 168th out of 199 in the QS World University Rankings for 2013.
The University of Bristol came 30th and the University of Bath 187th.
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.
A new grant scheme has been announced today (Thurs) to help more Cornish students get to university.
Four thousand students a year could get up to £3,000 from Cornwall Council to help with their living costs. All would also be eligible for a £30 card to help pay for books and travel.