A survey of Warwick students in 2016/17 found that over 60% of students had experienced costs that they expected to be covered by the University during their time of study.
- 68% had paid for core textbooks
- 64% had paid for additional textbooks
- 89% had paid for printing
- 35% had paid for lecture notes
- 18% had paid for site visits or trips
- 12% had paid for dissertation binding
- 19% had paid for medical certificates
The SU believes that education should be more accessible and affordable. Therefore, we call on the University to reduce additional course costs incurred by students. This includes reducing unjustifiable disparities between courses in terms of costs. When costs are incurred, the University should actively publish these in a transparent manner, regularly updating them.
The SU submitted a paper on behalf of students to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee detailing the findings of the survey, and has subsequently worked to establish a joint Course Costs Working Group.
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