Tag Archive > Student Poverty

My final goodbyes to SUSU

» 24 June 2014 » 4 Comments

After a whole year as your SUSU President, another as VP Communications, another as Surge Radio Station Manager, another as Surge Programme Controller, and one as a keeno Fresher… it’s FINALLY time for me to leave SUSU. I’ve had an amazing time as President working to help improve the lives of students at this University, […]

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Finding more jobs for students

» 03 June 2014 » No Comments

SUSU is researching  into the creation of a ‘Job Shop’ to find part-time work opportunities for more of our students. As you should all know by now, I believe that finances should never be a barrier to education, yet more and more it seems to be that way. Maintenance loans now barely cover your accommodation costs, […]

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Another increase of £3 million in bursaries!

» 27 May 2014 » No Comments

I’m overwhelmed and delighted to announce that thanks to lobbying efforts on behalf of SUSU, in the academic year 2014/15, students could receive over £5 million in bursaries! A possible increase of over £3 million on this year, which was already a large increase on previous years! This is a huge step forward towards ensuring that […]

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£2 million going directly to students’ pockets!

» 04 April 2014 » No Comments

The University and SUSU have made a great step towards financially supporting students who need it most, by putting £2.2 million of bursaries into students pockets this year! … and there’s room to double that for future years! Each year, SUSU gets to work with some fantastic staff over at the University of Southampton to […]

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The Microwaves are here!

» 04 March 2014 » 4 Comments

A great day is upon us! A place for students to finally be able to heat up their own food on campus! Okay… so this isn’t revolutionary. It’s not a 24-hour library, it’s not a campus wide campaign against bad housing, it’s not international fees, it’s not money to your student groups, it’s not a […]

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Bringing down the price of the Grad Ball – £39

» 16 February 2014 » 10 Comments

SUSU has just had its January budget review, and I’m happy to announce that this means we’ve been able to bring down the price of the Graduation Ball 2014 to £39 (a reduction of over 20%) – and note that this will be done without spending a penny less on the event. We’ve had a […]

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Stopping Hidden Course Costs

» 06 February 2014 » 6 Comments

The University will no longer expect students to pay costs additional to their tuition fee, unless specified in the module specification. Part of the ongoing campaign to eradicate student poverty is about ensuring that students know the true costs of university life, so they’re not caught out financially. We’ve already made some important steps to […]

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Do Sabbs Actually Do Anything? – Union President

» 31 January 2014 » 3 Comments

I have had such an incredible time so far this year, getting to work with SUSU and University staff, hundreds of student volunteers and the rest of the Sabb team (you can read their mid-year blogs here – Beckie, Dave Martin, Claire, Evan, Oli, David MW) on topics that I really care about… and hopefully […]

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Ending International Fee Disparity

» 18 December 2013 » 18 Comments

Following a campaign from SUSU, the University have agreed to end their system of increasing fees for international students. This means that incoming international students will not face increases between each year of study… and will know what their degree costs them! As part of our campaign around ending student poverty, SUSU has been working […]

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Ending Student Poverty

» 01 November 2013 » 24 Comments

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 […]

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