Cost of Living

Your Students' Union is working with the University to make sure you get support during your time here and there's already a number of ways you can get help:

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Get immediate help from Student Support Team for the Emergency Fund, Student Pantry and other resources.

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Check your eligibility and apply for the University's fund, awards granted from £100 and £3000.

image that has a money note and coins in between BCUSU Cost of Living fund

Apply for a one-off £50 payment, towards joining societies, cover your graduation costs and more...

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Access free period products at selected ground floor toilets.

image that shows front of a train Transport campaign

We've met with Andy Street, Mayor of West Mids to lobby for cheaprer public transport.

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Find microwaves, fridges and hot water taps across campus buildings.

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Looking for a part time job? Find out where to look and how to improve your CV!

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Confused how teacher strikes impact you? Find out more about UCU strikes

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See how you can postively impact sustainability at university

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Travel for just £1 on selected National Express routes.

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Get access to low cost and free meals on campus.

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Free film nights on campus.

Cost of Living articles

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Free period products...

Period Dignity project launches to provide free period products for students ...

Thu 09 Feb 2023
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Our transport campaign...

We're asking for 6 months free public transport for students...

Thu 15 Dec 2022
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Cost of Living

See what we’re doing to help you tackle the Cost of Living crisis...

Tue 13 Dec 2022
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