Are you dreading the cost of university fees and accomodation this coming school year? Two Mums from Brighton have come up with a cracking idea to reduce university expenses by introducing a “student home” swap scheme. It might not be for everyone but the idea definitely has got some merits.
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Two parents from Brighton have set up a scheme where parents can “swap” their children when they go away to university.
The idea is that parents who have a spare room while their child is away might take in a student from the town where their child is studying.
Their child would go to that student’s home – for free.
It is the brainchild of Hermione Pask, of Unihomeswap, who says it could save families thousands of pounds a year.
The mother of a teenage girl, Ms Pask says she had the idea when talking to a friend during a car journey.
“Her son was already at university and we were discussing how expensive it was,” she said.
“I was saying because I can’t afford it, I would have to send my daughter to Brighton and that might be a shame because it might not have the course she wants.
“I said it would be good if students could swap – and suddenly had this idea. I rushed home and bought up eight website domain names and began work on the idea.”