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