How I beat the 9k

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What is the 9K?

In September 2012, university tuition fees tripled from £3000 to £9000. Borrowing is now a norm in society as students graduate with nearly £60,000 in debt. People still value education and want to attend university, but the current repayment system means that you pay interest the moment you start borrowing.

We encourage students to think outside the box. Our ‘How I beat the 9k’ seminar presents inspiring stories of students paving their way through university without a student loan. Through entrepreneurship and effective planning, these students find creative ways to solve this problem.

This works. Our 9k audience have become panellists in under one year.

The event:

We have a panel of university students who are making their way debt-free. Each one will explain:

  1. Why did I not take a loan?
  2. How am I paying for my degree?
  3. What advice could I give others?

The event is followed by an informal discussion and Q&A session.

 Want to host the 9k?

Educate and Inspire.

This is your chance to raise awareness about the 9k. There are plenty of great projects out there, so we appreciate your interest in hosting our events.

By hosting the ‘How I beat the 9K’ seminar, you will:

  1. Educate students about the rise in tuition fees, what it really means and how it affects them
  2. Inspire students to use creativity and entrepreneurship to find solutions to their own 9k story

 

Meet some of our 9kers

Ismail Jeilani

Ismail Jeilani

Political Economy,
King’s College London

Usman Haroon

Usman Haroon

Medical student,
King’s College London

Yaaseen Haque

Yaaseen Haque

Aerospace Engineering,
Queen Mary, University of London

Muneerah Ali

Muneerah Ali

Economics and Business,
University College London

Halima Begum

Halima Begum

Biotechnology,
University College London

Sa’ad Butt

Sa’ad Butt

Civil Engineering,
University College London

Nuzha Ramankhan

Nuzha Ramankhan

Mathematics,
London Metropolitan University

Ready to inspire?

Watch some of our previous How I beat the 9k talks