The Hidden Costs Campaign is designed to bring a fairer deal to the pockets of students. Every year students have to pay unexpected and unreasonable additional costs relating to their course and accommodation. The campaign, aims to gather evidence of these costs and push for change.
Most recently The Students' Union Executive made up of full time and part time officers conducted a research project into the cost of graduation - The Final Hidden Course Cost. The research report can be read below and using this information The Executive are actively campaigning for The University to implement its recommendations which include reducing the price of tickets to graduation ceremony and providing financial assistance to students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Read Report Here
In the past as a result of student feedback and pressure through the Hidden Costs campaign, we have achieved the following results:
- All undergraduate and postgraduate students receive £15.00 printing credit for per year
- Undergraduate students at Bower Ashton campus receive £75.00 credit for materials per year
To give an Idea of how your feedback can lead to substantial change from the University the key milestones to achieving free printer credit for every students can be seen below. Over a three year period this saves the students of UWE roughly £1.5million.