STUDENTS using the Twitter and Facebook internet services are being offered advice about loans.

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is set to run a series of real-time regional surgeries for those going to university this autumn.

Advisors will be on hand to answer Yorkshire students’ questions on Thursdays May 12 and 19 between 4 and 6pm. New students need to apply by May 31 and returning students by June 30.

Student Loans Company spokesman, Andy Topham, said: “Our contact centres are open every day, but many students prefer to use social media channels to ask questions and get real-time answers.”

Web addresses to use are and