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“Sound and inspiring advice, as welcome to the penniless student as to the penniless actor! Bravo.”

Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter


“…really useful… astute, entertaining and very, very helpful. It offers first-class advice… Easy to read, simple to follow, Lyndi Smith makes fund-raising sound like having fun.”

Professor Susan Bassnett, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Warwick



“…a life saver for teenagers about to launch into higher education – and their cash-strapped parents. Lyndi, you could be saving us thousands of pounds. Thank you.”

Jane Fricker, Parent


“…inspiring reading and I hope other prospective students take up your ideas to reduce the impact of student debt

Fraser Keir, Director of Access at the University of St Andrews



“a vital handbook in a financial climate where education, especially education in the arts, feels less and less affordable… essential reading for any prospective student who has to take the funding of their education seriously.”
Professor Maggie Gale, Chair of Drama at the University of Manchester, who supported herself financially through her postgraduate studies


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