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10 ways SUs have #CutTheCosts for their students

Wednesday 23-03-2016 - 16:51

SUs across the UK have done some really amazing localised work this year to #CutTheCosts of transport and courses.

1. Edge Hill SU launched their regional bus tour and found out how much their students were spending on transport to campus.

2. Students at the University of Cumbria finally saw where their fees were going thanks to hard work from their students’ union.

3. Concerns around the impact of West Yorkshire area reviews were emphasised through Leeds City College SU’s North East Fairer Fares launch.

4. Bangor Students’ Union conducted thorough research into mandatory course costs and produced a report with recommendations that will form the basis of their campaign.

5. Transport hubs in Chippenham were visited by Wiltshire College students and their cardboard bus raising the issue of high transport costs to access their education.

6. Solent SU successfully lobbied their university to create a grant fund which will assist students struggling with additional course costs.

7. Gwynedd Council couldn’t get away with their announcement of huge increases to student bus costs after Coleg Meirion Dwyfor SU held them to account.

8. Students’ Union lobbying ensured that students attending the University of Ulster knew #theRealCost of their courses. 

9. New College Stamford secured a free temporary bus pass for their students to use in the event that they forgot or lost theirs, saving them a huge amount of money and worry.

10. A really successful and thorough campaign was run by Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union around the financial transparency of their university and need to eliminate hidden course costs.

Got a great example of a #CutTheCosts campaign? Email campaigns@nus.org.uk

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