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New Opening Hours

16/11/2018

From Sunday 18th November we will not be open on a Sunday - our opening hours will be Monday - Friday 8.00 - 20.00 & Saturday 9.00 - 16.00.

Start of sale process of part of the Student Loan Book

11/10/2018

The UK Government has announced that it is starting the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.

Fraudsters Target Freshers' Cash

10/09/2018

Fraudsters are targeting students’ first loan instalments ahead of Freshers’ Week.

Chairman's statement: Student Loans Company announce new CEO

06/09/2018

Student Loans Company announce new CEO

Student Loans Company announces new CEO

06/09/2018

Paula Sussex has been named as the new CEO of the Student Loans Company (SLC). She takes up the role on Monday 17 September with Peter Lauener stepping down as interim CEO, a position he has held since November 2017.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds

20/08/2018

The Department for Education (DfE) today (20 August 2018) confirmed the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms and conditions of the loans.

New CFO appointed at Student Loans Company

14/08/2018

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has appointed Jacqui Smillie as its new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for Finance, Commercial and Estates and Sourcing.

Clearing the myths on student finance

13/08/2018

If you think that you will pick up a place on a course through Clearing this year, it’s time to get the facts on how to sort your student finance too.

First for SLC Darlington employees as they take part in Northern Pride

20/07/2018

For the first time the Student Loans Company (SLC) will be taking part in Northern Pride which takes place in Newcastle this weekend

Students' Summer Internships at SLC

17/07/2018

Five Glasgow University students are spending their summer at the Student Loans Company, completing internships and gaining on-the-job experience.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in Northern Ireland

10/07/2018


Funding and support or EU Nationals studying in Wales

03/07/2018

Statement from Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

03/07/2018

Statement from Sam Gyimah, Universities and Science Minister

A Sign of Accessibility - SLC adopts BSL

29/06/2018

At SLC we are committed to ensuring that the information and guidance we produce to support students through their student finance journey is accessible to all. This includes looking at things such as layout, colour, structure and language.

Parents - An Essential Guide to Student Loans

19/06/2018

If your child is preparing to fly the nest to university after the summer, you may be wondering what it means for their bank balance.

New Part Time Maintenance Loans offer extra support to students

15/06/2018

English students starting a part time course in the 18/19 academic year can, for the first time, apply for a Maintenance Loan to help them with their living costs.

Welsh students can apply now for part time student finance

15/06/2018

Welsh students starting a part time course in the 18/19 academic year can apply now for student finance.

Dynamic Duo's Decade in Darlington

06/06/2018

A couple who relocated to Darlington for work are celebrating ten years in the area. Mhairi and David Ledgerwood were the first members of staff to relocate from Glasgow to Lingfield Point in Darlington in 2008.

The clock is ticking for students in England to get their student finance applications in

17/05/2018

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging new and returning students to submit their student finance applications to ensure their funding is in place before their studies begin.

Welsh students urged to apply now for Postgraduate Loans

17/05/2018

Welsh students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from this August can apply now to Student Finance Wales for funding to help them meet the costs associated with their studies.

Students in Wales: Application Deadlines Approaching

04/05/2018

The countdown is on for students in Wales who want to make sure they have their finances sorted before the start of the new academic year. New students should have their applications in by 11 May 2018 and the deadline for returning students is 8 June 2018.

Burning ambition: Sarah rocks dual career with the Fire Service and Student Loans Company

26/04/2018

A student finance worker in Wales splits her working day between assessing loan applications from students and serving the community as a retained fire fighter.

Nine Things You Need To Know About Your Student Loan

10/04/2018

Millions of former students may have more in their pay packets this month, thanks to a student loans threshold change. At the same time, nearly half a million university leavers will start repaying their loans for the first time.

Aspiring students in Wales urged to apply now for student finance

14/03/2018

Aspiring students and their parents in Wales are being urged to swot up on student finances as applications open for the 18/19 academic year.

Generation Tech: SLC offers a bright future to talented young technology apprentices

07/03/2018

As the country celebrates National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March) the Student Loans Company is helping to develop the technology professionals of the future.

SLC Offices Reopen

02/03/2018

Our office in Glasgow, including our contact centre operations, will reopen from 10 am today (Friday 2 March) and our Darlington office has also reopened. We apologise for any inconvenience that the recent office closures may have caused our customers.

Adverse Weather Glasgow Office Closure

01/03/2018

Due to adverse weather conditions our office in Glasgow, including our contact centre operations, will remain closed today. (Thursday 1 March). Our Darlington office is open, we expect the Glasgow office to reopen tomorrow and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.

Adverse Weather Office Closure

28/02/2018

Due to adverse weather conditions our offices in Glasgow and Darlington, including our contact centre operations, will be closed from midday. (Wednesday 28 February). We expect the offices to reopen tomorrow and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.

Welsh Contact Centre Awards Recognition

26/02/2018

The Student Loans Company’s team in Llandudno Junction has been shortlisted in two categories at the Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2018.

You're Hired - SLC Recruits Successful Apprentices

20/02/2018

Five apprentices from Darlington College have landed full-time jobs with one of the area’s biggest employers.

Aspiring students urged to Apply Now for student finance

16/02/2018

Aspiring students and their parents are being urged to swot up on student finances as applications open for the 18/19 academic year.

Student Money Week 2018 – be part of the conversation this February

07/02/2018

An online campaign aimed at helping students and their parents and sponsors understand student finance returns this month.

SLC encourages staff to open up about mental health on Blue Monday

15/01/2018

One Glasgow employer is helping its staff beat ‘Blue Monday’ by encouraging them to be open and talk to each other and to a trained Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) about mental health in the workplace.

SLC encourages staff to open up about Mental Health on Blue Monday

15/01/2018

SLC is helping its staff beat ‘Blue Monday’ by encouraging them to be open and talk to each other and to a trained Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) about mental health in the workplace.

The Student Loans Company boosts its Board with two sector heavyweight appointments

12/01/2018

The Student Loans Company has today (12 January) announced the appointment of Mary Curnock Cook OBE and Professor Andrew Wathey CBE as non-executive directors.

Student Loans Company Urges Students To Get Finances In Shape For 2018

27/12/2017

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging all students to make a New Year’s resolution to get their student finances in shape for 2018.

Darlington Student Completes Charity Challenges

19/12/2017

Darlington student Emma Wright has completed 12 charity challenges in 12 months, culminating in a two week trek through the Himalayas to Mount Everest Base Camp.

Sale of Student Loans

07/12/2017

The UK Government has today announced that it has completed its first sale of part of the pre-2012, commonly known as ‘Plan One’, English student loan book.

Introducing Kirsteen - The Face of Beatson Cancer Charity's Christmas Bauble Campaign

27/11/2017

Kirsteen McGroarty is proud to be fronting this year's Beatson Cancer Charity's Christmas bauble campaign, with her face featured on billboards around Glasgow and social media.

Top Prize for Student Loans Contact Centre Manager

20/11/2017

Contact centre manager Lauren Suttie has scooped top prize at the CCA Excellence Awards.

SMS still on message for customer communications

16/11/2017

Effective use of text messages by financial services providers can help improve how they are perceived by their customers, according to research commissioned by the Student Loans Company.

You're Hired! SLC Starts New Apprenticeship Scheme

13/11/2017

The Student Loans Company in Glasgow has welcomed its first intake of IT apprentices to the Company's city centre headquarters.

SLC Statement on Steve Lamey

08/11/2017

Following investigations into allegations about aspects of his management and leadership, the SLC has decided to terminate Steve Lamey’s contract as Chief Executive Officer of the Student Loans Company (SLC). The SLC and its shareholders expect the highest standards of management and leadership and these were not upheld by Mr Lamey during his time in this role.

Glasgow band chance their arm and land gig warming up crowd for rock legend Alice Cooper

07/11/2017

A Glasgow alternative rock band has landed a gig warming up the crowd for rock legend Alice Cooper, after a chance email enquiry to the promoters.

Change to Plan 1 Interest Rates

03/11/2017

From the 1st December 2017, the interest rate applied to all Plan 1 Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) student loans will rise from 1.25% to 1.5%.

Process to sell part of the Student Loan Book resumes

31/10/2017

The UK Government announced today that it is resuming the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.

Glasgow University Students Tackle Halloween 'Hackathon'

30/10/2017

Over 300 students from Glasgow University’s Tech Society (GUTS) took part in a Halloween ‘Hackathon’ with some of Scotland’s biggest and most influential tech companies including the Student Loans Company.

Statement from the Welsh Government

18/10/2017

The maximum university tuition fee in Wales will remain at £9,000

Students: Get the Message

26/09/2017

Check the mobile number you listed on your student finance application ahead of the start of term is still current. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company to students in England and Wales who are about to receive their first term's loan payment

SLC offers greater flexibility to direct debit customers in drive to tackle over-repayments

07/09/2017

Customers of The Student Loans Company can now choose the date that their loan repayment direct debit is taken from their account each month.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds

15/08/2017

The Department for Education (DfE) today (15 August 2017) confirmed the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms & conditions of the loans.

SLC at Glasgow Pride

15/08/2017

For the first time ever SLC is taking part in Glasgow Pride. Come along and visit us at our recruitment stand for a chat about opportunities for you at SLC.

Clearing Up Student Finance

15/08/2017

Students still have time to get their finances sorted for the 17/18 academic year. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company (SLC) as Clearing gets underway on 17 August.

Students from Wales will receive the equivalent of the National Living Wage while they study, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has confirmed today.

11/07/2017

The full statement is available here: www.gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2017/third-of-students-eligible-for-maximum-grant-under-new-support-system

Welsh students advised to apply now for part-time student finance

26/06/2017

Welsh part-time students are being urged to apply now for student finance.

Postgraduate Funding Applications Now Open

22/06/2017

The Student Loans Company is advising Masters’ students in England that applications for Postgraduate Loans are now open for the 17/18 academic year.

Postgraduate Loans available to Welsh students for the first time

19/06/2017

Welsh students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from this August can, for the first time, apply for funding to help them meet the costs associated with their studies.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

21/04/2017

The following statement applies to EU students who currently receive student loans and/or grants from Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals applying to study in the UK in the 2016-17, 2017-18 or 2018-19 Academic Years.

Women are top of the class when it comes to getting their student finance applications in early

28/02/2017

Aspiring male students could learn a thing or two from their female counterparts when it comes to making sure they have their funding in place at the start of the academic year, according to Student Finance England (SFE).

Start of sale process of part of the Student Loan Book

06/02/2017

The UK Government announced today that it is starting the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.

The Department for Education (DfE) and Devolved Administration Ministers are advertising for a Non-Executive Director to the Student Loan Company.

23/01/2017

www.publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/student-loans-company-non-executive-director-2/

The Student Loans Company urges students to get their finances in shape for 2017

29/12/2016

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging all students to make a New Year’s resolution to get their student finances in shape for 2017.

Festive Holiday Opening Hours

22/12/2016

Our contact centre opening hours over the holiday period

Darlington Customer Services Professional Scoops International Award

07/12/2016

A Darlington woman who scooped a prestigious global award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to customer service is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join her team in 2017.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

11/10/2016

The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn, and to EU nationals applying to study from autumn 2017.

Students: Check Bank Details Provided For University Funding

31/08/2016

The Student Loans Company is urging new and continuing students to check bank details they provided for their university funding. Hundreds of students supplied incorrect bank details last year, which can delay or prevent funding being paid to them.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds

16/08/2016

The Department for Education (DfE) today (16 August 2016) announced the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms & conditions of the loans.

Student Finance Support On Social Media

12/08/2016

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is running a series of social media surgeries for students looking for facts about student finance during Clearing and ahead of the start of term.

Fraudsters Target First Student Loan Instalment

11/08/2016

Fraudsters are targeting students’ first loan instalments just weeks before thousands of students start the new academic year.

Darlington Contact Centre Attains Global Accreditation

05/08/2016

The Student Loans Company has landed an international accreditation for excellent customer service at its Darlington contact centre.

Apply Now for Postgraduate Student Funding

27/06/2016

For the first time, students in England can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 to help with costs associated with their course.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

27/06/2016

The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying this coming year.