- Posted 3rd October 2017 at 9:00am
- President of Education
Every Saturday a little reminder lights up my phone telling me to write a blog post. Recently I've been so swamped with helping you guys, addressing any issues that you might have so unfortunately I haven't been able to write as many posts as I'd like. However, as you've probably seen we have continued to make videos for you guys to keep you all up-to-date with everything that's going on with your SU. I'm planning on making many more in the near future!
While I was sat this weekend with a full-on writers block, my phone jingled and notified me that good ol' Theresa May has decided to freeze tuition fees at £9,250. You may shrug and ask why it may affect you - you're already paying a set amount of fees so what has it got to do with you? Well you might be interested to know that she also announced that the repayment threshold has also changed. Instead of beginning to pay back your student debt when you start earning over £21,000, it has now changed to £25,000.
Now it's all well and good bombarding you guys with all of this info, but I want to know how it will affect you guys. I never received any student finance or any bursaries to help me get through my degree so I completely understand how some of you may have to work part-time in order to survive uni.
Money worries can be a big part of your university experience but it shouldn't have to be that way! Here at the Students' Union we try to help as best as we can to make sure that you not only have a great time at uni but that you can also get the most of your degree. The university themselves also want to help you too. So if you feel overwhelmed with the idea of budgeting, or worry that you'll start to drown in your overdraft then speak up and let us know! We're here to help and make sure that you are all supported during your time at YSJ.
I hope you all have a fantastic week and I'll speak to you soon!