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How to Beat a Cost-of-Learning Crisis: Universities’ Support for Students

  • 14 September 2023
  • By Josh Freeman
  • HEPI number 163

This HEPI Report considers the strategies adopted by higher education institutions to support students affected by the cost-of-living crisis. It finds they are adopting a range of measures, such as supporting students with the costs of food and drink, providing means-tested and unconditional funding, subsidising student activities, and opening food banks on campus. Yet it also finds that there is more to do, in simplifying hardship funds, involving students in the process, and addressing a real-terms decline in government maintenance support.

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