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Rent rises for students highest in Scotland?

August 16, 2015

The Guardian has just published a couple of pieces highlighting that accommodation costs are rising faster for students tyhan for the general population.  There’ s a news piece here and an article by Shelly Asquith, vice-president of welfare at the NUS, here.  The emphasis is on how much of the loan is taken up by paying rent for many students.

The second of these pieces states that “Rents in the capital have doubled in the last 10 years, and in Scotland they are rising faster than anywhere else.” I haven’t yet been able to find the data on which this claim is made.

Both pieces are a useful reminder that student funding is about more than fees (or indeed grants).

 

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