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NUS Scotland Responds to Student Hardship Report

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@NUSScotland – The Scottish Government has today (30th October 2020) published research into student hardship as a result of COVID-19. The report includes student case studies, alongside analysis from institutions and highlights the range of financial issues faced by college and university students in Scotland during COVID-19.

Commenting on the research, NUS Scotland President Matt Crilly said:

“Today’s research from the Scottish Government exposes the hardship and poverty facing Scotland’s students as a result of the pandemic.

“We know that many students have lost their part-time jobs and we are seeing too many being pushed into financial crisis to make ends meet as a result.

“It is crucial that the Scottish Government urgently provides additional hardship funding in the short-term, and reforms to the cost-of-living support system to ensure that no student falls through the cracks.”

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