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Student Finance Competition Launched By and Barclays

A competition has been launched that could give a welcome boost to your student finance situation. and Barclays bank have joined forces to give students the opportunity to win an unforgettable experience.

‘Heart Broke?’ is the name of the competition and it invites 16 to 25 year-olds to upload their most imaginative, money-saving idea for a Valentine’s Day onto’s Facebook page as either a written blog post, photo or video clip. Entries are divided into two categories, ‘romance’ or a ‘fun day for friends.’

Emma Thomas, CEO at charity YouthNet, which runs said: “Money is undoubtedly one of the factors that can cause a lot of strain in relationships and particularly around Valentine’s Day there’s pressure to impress your loved one by doing something memorable.

“As well as having some fun thinking about romantic gestures that won’t break the bank, we ultimately want to help young people get the support they need around money issues so that it doesn’t affect their relationships.”

One lucky winner also has a chance to take home an i-Pad by answering questions correctly in the ‘Heart Broke?’ quiz, which is live on Facebook page throughout the duration of the competition.

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‘Heart Broke?’ is open for entries from now until 14 February at, with voting continuing until 20 February. The 10  best entries from each category will be shortlisted for judging based on originality, insight to money issues and number of ‘likes’.

The winners of each category will win a fantastic experience worth £400, while four runners up will each bag £100. These will be announced via the Facebook page on 1 March.

Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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