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I’ve spent the morning looking at the student banking offers – while working very hard in work – if only i was a British resident…the stuff they offer students opening accounts is unbelieveable!

Ofcourse most students will also be taking loans out with these various banks so it’s all swings and roundabouts.

As i won’t need a loan, HSBC seem to have the better deal for International Students.

I’ve been quite impressed with the overall setup for students in England though, particularly with a laptop scheme that Sussex is involved with. All the Southern colleges have gotten together to form a large purchasing group, so they form one large customer and the likes of Toshiba and Sony (Apple used to) have agreements for cheaper hardware.