Ending Student Poverty
I believe that no student should ever have financial difficulties hold them back from getting an education
And yet… it happens all the time. Many students run to the edge of their over-draft… compete fiercely to get more and more hours in their part-time job… get stressed and insecure about this financial pressure… most worry about their student loans for decades to come (check out a great article on the student loans problem in USA right now)… and ultimately… every year, dozens of students drop out of this University because they couldn’t afford to get an education. I want a University where that never happens again.
SUSU as your Students’ Union, isn’t just about putting on events and activities for you to get involved with, but it’s also about representing you to the University – and as your Union President, representing you on these financial projects will be my main goal for the year. Here are some of the things I’d like to achieve:
Obviously, there is a lot to achieve here, so support from students who are passionate about this issue is really supported to make sure that we can keep on improving the access to education here at Southampton and make sure that finances don’t hold us back from our potential.
Cheers as always for reading.