ABOUT a third of students enrolled to University Campus Barnsley have suffered delays in receiving student loans.

The campus blamed a 'technical issue' for the hold-ups and said 26 per cent of students affected took up financial support and advice at drop-in sessions.

Dave Harding, vice principal for adults and higher education, said: "The overall transfer of UCB has been very successful. It has bene disappointing that some of the loans have been delayed.

"There has been a high priority to ensure the disruption to a minimum."

Sam Dexter, 48, an art and design student who lives in Smithies, said: "I was waiting for £2,200. I was not the only person who did not get it on time."