I'm sure you've all seen the cost-of-living survey that I've been running over the past few weeks, and if you took the time to fill it out I'd like to say a huge thank you. The data has now been collated and analysed and I'll be using it in all my future discussions, with the Univeristy and beyond, around the cost-of-living crisis. I'd also like to share some of this data with you to put into context on how the crisis is adversely affecting you as a student.
The Students' Union and I are working on a wide range of possibilities to try ensure that all of our members get the support you need.
On Friday 11 November, I wrote to the High Wycombe MP, Steve Baker, the who sits in the Conservative party. I have asked him to lobby to the Chancellor around the budgets due to be set on Thursday 17 November. Similar to the recent NUS campaign for the student cost-of-living-crisis, I have asked him to lobby for a student cost-of-living package but am yet to recieve a response.
If you're struggling with the cost-of-living crisis or would like to know what support is available to you at BNU, you can reach out to our Advice Centre on email@example.com.
- Vice President Education and Welfare (High Wycombe), Brandon Tester.