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Katie Price fan went to uni for just TWO WEEKS so she could bag £14,000 student loan watch

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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    No it isn't. There is no requirement to spend your maintenance grant/loan on food and living costs.

    It would be fraudulent to claim a student loan if you weren't enrolled at university, or to claim multiple loans under false identities. Doing what this girl did is not fraudulent - stupid yes, but not illegal.
    Yes, it is. She had no intention of completing a degree, but by claiming she did in order to access funding only available to students then it's fraudulent misrepresentation.
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Yes, it is. She had no intention of completing a degree, but by claiming she did in order to access funding only available to students then it's fraudulent misrepresentation.
    Her intentions are completely irrelevant. If you're so sure it is fraud, prove it. Where does it say in the T&Cs that an applicant must attend classes?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Her intentions are completely irrelevant. If you're so sure it is fraud, prove it. Where does it say in the T&Cs that an applicant must attend classes?
    It's got nothing to do with attending classes and everything to do with how she presented herself and her intentions. Here's a scenario for you - if I go to the bank and say I want a loan to do some home improvements, which is offered at a lower interest rate than a normal loan, but then go and spend the money on a car because I never had any intention of doing the home improvements, is that allowed? What do you think the bank would do?
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    To be fair to her, you're not obliged to spend it on academic resources. What she's done with the money is completely legal. Whether you agree with surgery or not is simply a matter of opinion. This woman is a product of the broken system we've created and nothing else.

    Do I blame her for what she did: No, it's actually a clever move if you think about it.
    However this does highlight issues that we need to work together as a society to address.
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    It's got nothing to do with attending classes and everything to do with how she presented herself and her intentions. Here's a scenario for you - if I go to the bank and say I want a loan to do some home improvements, which is offered at a lower interest rate than a normal loan, but then go and spend the money on a car because I never had any intention of doing the home improvements, is that allowed? What do you think the bank would do?
    We're not talking about a bank loan so your analogy is meaningless. I'm bored of repeating myself, think what you like, but you're wrong.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    We're not talking about a bank loan so your analogy is meaningless. I'm bored of repeating myself, think what you like, but you're wrong.
    The analogy is completely appropriate because it's an analogous scenario. If she'd been a 'normal' student intending to complete a degree I'd have no problems with whatever she did with the money. But she never was and I've told you why that's fraudulent misrepresentation.

    I'm not going to argue with someone who can't understand such a simple explanation so I'll leave it there before you make yourself look any sillier than you do already.
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    Bimbo, hope the money that she's taken is recovered from her as soon as possible.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Yes. Once it hits your account, you're free to spend the money on whatever you want.
    I think this line of argument is crucial. There's no point getting all frothed up about this - that's the DM's agenda, but people shouldn't fall for it. If someone plays the system, however silly their scheme is, there's not much can be done about it.

    It's not like she's gained some unfair advantage or anything. I guess in theory anyone who's eligible for SFE money can blow it on frivolous crap like this instead of spending it on what it's intended for, but who would really rather have a boob job than get their degree?

    I think glamour modelling in this usage is an ambiguous term if not an outright euphemism. It's not like she's going to be doing a lot of high-profile modelling for fashion/lingerie companies. Best outcome she can hope for is becoming a "sofa slapper" on the Sky adult chat channels or going into hardcore porn. If someone wants to use their SFE entitlement to end up as **** fodder, that's up to them, but imo it's not something to be admired or vigorously admonished, just pitied and derided.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    bear™ just dropped his toast.
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    Well thats probably the most intelligence she'll every portray. Oh, the irony....
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    You know when you've been Tango'd.
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    (Original post by _icecream)
    Bimbo, hope the money that she's taken is recovered from her as soon as possible.
    Happy to help retrieve those wonderful muffins of joy!
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    Happy to help retrieve those wonderful muffins of joy!
    er Ok
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    She didn't. It sounds as though (as generally happens) we're being old half-truths.
    I hate the media.
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    Well tbh a degree from the University of East London is probably worthless :P
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    Is it really any different to people spending most of their student loan getting pissed?
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    Well tbh a degree from the University of East London is probably worthless :P
    I'm surprised that DM left off UEL from the headline.

    "Katie Price fan went to University of East London for just two weeks so she could bag £14,000 student loan"
    Don't even know where to start with that headline lol
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Is it really any different to people spending most of their student loan getting pissed?
    Yes, of course it is. You don't represent when you take out the loan that you're going to work hard. It doesn't come up. It's a waste of the money if you don't, but it isn't fraudulent. It is fraudulent to take out a student loan, on the basis that you're going to be a student, and then drop out immediately, as you planned from the start.

    Anyway, I'm not sure why the thread was revived...
 
 
 
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