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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image of speech bubbles Emergency Support

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

image of the front of a bank card Financial Assistance Fund

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.

image that shows front of a mircowave Food prep stations

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

image that shows side view  of a bus £1 student bus fare

Travel for just £1 on selected National Express routes.

image of a bowl of oatmeal and a flask Spring Saver Menu

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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Return of grants and student loan increases?

Report calls for increases in maintenance loans...

Mon 27 Mar 2023
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UCU Industrial Action

Get the key information about academic staff strikes...

Tue 07 Mar 2023
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Extra money for student hardship

Find out more about additional funds given to BCU...

Fri 03 Mar 2023
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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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Your Officer Team 2022/23

January Officer update: Cost of Living

A look at what's happening to tackle the crisis...

Wed 18 Jan 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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