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Higher education stories: Elin from Caerwys

Student finance package helps Flintshire student study dream course at Cambridge

Elin Evans, age 18 from Caerwys near Mold, is in her first year studying a four-year engineering degree with an integrated Master’s at Cambridge University.

Elin says:

“I hadn’t really thought about the financial aspect of going to university when I was first applying. I obviously chose Cambridge because of its academic reputation and because I knew it would stand me in good stead for my future career, but to be honest, I hadn’t really considered that it was one of the richest areas of the country! Everything is just so expensive!”

Elin had always been interested in maths and physics at school but wanted to do a course where she could apply her academic skills to something meaningful. 

Elin says:

“I hadn’t realised just how generous the offer was until I told my new friends at Cambridge about it. As well as the money for my fees, which gets paid straight to the university, I also get £3,000 every term to help with living costs, which makes a huge difference. 

I am just so grateful that I’ve been able to come to this amazing university and study a course I love without having to rely on my Mum and Dad to pay for it all.”

Don't let money get in the way of university

From September 2018, eligible first time undergraduates will get comprehensive support to help fund their day-to-day living costs during term time, regardless of where in the UK they choose to study.