UNIAID's Student Survivor, an online game that provides
key information about student finances, has been awarded a National Training Award.
The game enables young people with little or no idea about the
challenges of independent living to rehearse and prepare in a safe
environment. Since launch, more than 2 million young people have
played Student Survivor - many using it for up to an hour at a
Student Survivor explains bursaries, loans, grants and repayment
thresholds, and is aimed at encouraging more students from
low-income backgrounds, put off by fees and loans, to sign up for
The partners behind the programme are UNIAID, an
independent charitable organisation sponsored by HSBC and others, Epic,
Rubbaglove, who created the Student
Calculator within the programme and developed holding sites for
U and Student Survivor.