What is the campaign about?
We want to know about any extra costs that you have incurred as a result of Covid, to better understand these and help you where we are able to do so. Whether it's equipment or materials needed for practical courses, having to upgrade home broadband for strong enough connection to share with others or requiring a PCR test to travel home before the holidays – we want to know!
With additional financial support having been put in place by the Welsh Government, we want to do what we can to ensure students can access this money when they need it.
We will guide students on how to apply for existing funds where it is available and challenge the university to put additional support in place where it is not.
Students can choose to report costs anonymously or receive personal feedback based on their submission. All reports will be collated and shared with the University Executive on a regular basis.
What are Covid course costs?
There are various costs involved when studying for a degree beyond and including the usual tuition fees, accommodation, and travel costs. In addition, the current pandemic has impacted students’ abilities to cover such costs, as well as increase to them. Other costs students may need to cover include things such as broadband upgrades, books, additional equipment and resources needed for particular courses or modules.
While there is help such as the university’s hardship fund, we want to better understand the costs incurred, and work with the University to put in place more support where it is needed. The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we live, work and study in a short amount of time, and with this pace of change, it's not always immediately obvious how it has impacted the student pocket.
How can I get involved?
The campaign allows students to use our online form below.