Cost of Living Crisis

We should be thriving, not just surviving

The cost of living crisis is pushing students to the brink.

Sign up and call on the Welsh and UK governments to deliver cost of living support to students.



A survey of 3,500 students and apprentices - including 500 in Wales - has found that 96% of students are cutting back on spending, almost a third left with just £50 a month after paying rent and bills. 

Student accommodation prices have increased by 61% in the last decade; inflation is in double digits with energy prices and the cost of the weekly shop soaring.

We’re also facing a cost of learning crisis, with 68% of students no longer able to afford course materials.

Students are reaching breaking point. 92% of students say this is affecting their mental health, but only 1 in 5 has had government help. 

As part of our UK-wide Cost of Living campaign, we are asking the following of the Welsh Government:

• Cost of Living Payment - to get students through the autumn

• Rent Controls - to ensure students can afford a place to live

• Action on Mental Health - to support students struggling with their finances and any other issues

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