University Statement on Cost of Living
More help needed to support students with cost of living
The cost-of-living crisis is having a major impact on students. As a University we are investing in additional hardship funding and services to help our students, but more support from Government is urgently needed.
For the 2023/24 academic year, we are asking the Government to:
- Increase the amount of money provided via maintenance loans in line with inflation
- Increase the lower household income threshold from £25,000 to £33,000
- Allocate more funding to university hardship funds, and funds to encourage access and participation groups to enter university
- Adopt all the recommendations put forward by the All-Party Parliamentary Group