Cost of Living Support for Students

Students at UHI Perth are welcoming the return of ‘The Big Project’ to help alleviate the impact of the current economic crisis.

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Sam Monie and Deborah Lally

They are invited to help themselves from a selection of essential food and at pickup points in the Brahan and Goodlyburn receptions.

Deborah Lally, Head of Student Experience explained: “We’re delighted to repeat The Big Project initiative this year. Funds were made available by the College’s Development Trust and this allowed us to support students with cost of living challenges. Having these essential supplies is a really practical way we can help.”

Sam Monie, Student Engagement Coordinator said: “With the cost of living now rising to over 10% the amount of money students now has to spend on food and toiletries has greatly been hit. Students are finding it very hard to manage to get by with such high rises in the cost of living. This sort of project helps students at UHI Perth access food and toiletries with little or no stigma.”

Your Students’ Association President Fiona Smith added: “The return of The Big Project is hugely welcomed.  Other measures at UHI Perth to help our students include a range of period products freely available and complimentary breakfasts offering toast, cereal, tea and coffee. All initiatives to help alleviate student financial hardship is hugely welcomed.”

Student Kornelia shared: “It’s really helpful, I love the help we are getting. It helps my family a lot too, and when we need something - I can come and get it.”