Since the last Scottish parliamentary elections NUS Scotland has managed to secure significant wins in student support. However, despite all that we’ve achieved, it still falls short of what students need.
That has to stop!
Through the Scottish Government’s draft budget, we want to see the Scottish Government, and MSPs across the Parliament, commit to putting the necessary amount of money into the student support to ensure that no student feels forced to make those decisions.
We want to see:
Significant investment in further education support, where support is still based on an underfunded, outdated, postcode lottery.
Increased grants for the poorest higher education students, along with continued increases in support for all students to ensure the money students receive matches the rising costs of living.
A fairer deal for postgraduate education, where still too often studying depends on your bank balance, not your talents.
We can't do this on our own and we need your help to prove to MSPs the problems with the current student support system and to persuade them to put more money into the Scottish budget for student support.
To help you to run this campaign on your campus we've put together some resources:
There's action that you can take right now: