As part of SU Money Week, your SU Presidents would like to share with you some updates about the Cost of Living crisis. Here is an update from Georgie, President Exeter 22/23.
Since my last update on the Cost of Living in November, I have continued to have engaging conversations with the University of Exeter about the impacts on our students in Cornwall. I attend high level meetings where I raise your voice to Exeter's leaders, share feedback and update on the SU's work to help students who are struggling. Specifically, I am also involved in the Universities Cost of Living working group with membership in the subgroups regarding employment and academic support to make sure the unique voice of Cornwall students is heard in this space.
My biggest win in this campaign has been steering the successful changes to the mitigation policy to include financial hardship as a reason for mitigation, enabling students to postpone deadlines when financial worries take prioirity. Further, the mitigation policy now allows you to get evidence from a range of university staff or from workplace supervisors, managers or service leads.
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You can read our other cost-of-living related articles here on our Cost of Living Crisis Hub.