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Student support ‘needed urgently’ as cost of living crisis bites

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UUK and Russell Group urge ministers to boost funds or risk students dropping out

The government should prioritise increased financial support for students, who are at risk of becoming a “forgotten group” during the cost of living crisis, vice-chancellors have said.

Ministers are expected to deliver an emergency budget on Friday (23 September), and Universities UK—which represents the UK’s vice-chancellors—said failure to support students now might mean that university attendance becomes unaffordable.

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