Wednesday 11-11-2015 - 17:21
Ahead of the Westminster Lobby on 8 December, students' unions across the country are joining the campaign to demand that politicians #CutTheCosts that students face.
Students from the University of Warwick have launched a campaign in response to poor bus services between Leamington Spa and campus. Following an atrocious start to the academic year, which saw students submit more than 200 complaints in three days, Warwick Student Union president Isaac Leigh sent an open letter to bus company Stagecoach. He highlighted a number of issues, including students missing lectures and waiting for hours at bus stops. One student complained they were not paid for their first hour of work due to their late arrival. They wanted a refund for their bus pass, as they were losing money rather than saving money by using the service. The student union has carried out a bus survey, reached out to local MPs and Centro, the local government transport body. Unhappy with the response from Stagecoach, the student union has now taken its concerns to the transport commissioner in Leeds.
Read Isaac's open letter here and keep up with the latest developments here.
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