COST OF LIVING
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THINGS WE’RE WORKING ON

 

 

For anyone who doesn't live on campus, travelling in can be an added expense to an already tight budget. We've got plans to improve the student bus travel card by negiotating a price freeze, meaning more students can travel on the buses at a cheaper price.

SU negotiated price freeze on travel saver card
Achieved in Nov 2018
The Cost Of Living team worked with First Bus to negotiate a price freeze, saving students over £10,000 on travel.
scheduled for Term 2
 

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Hundreds of students visit the SU stores on a daily basis. We're really keen that you save money in SU areas, so we're working closely with our suppliers to negotiate and snap up money saving deals for SU members.

Wondering if you are an SU member? if you are a University student, you are an SU member.

Negotiated with suppliers and agreed 5 big deals to be introduced every 3 weeks in the Store.
Achieved in Oct 2018
Big 5 deals to be rolled out in store - these change every few weeks, and are items that will be relevant and useful to students.
scheduled for Term 2
 

NANA DOMPRE-SEKYI

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We're creating a SU saver card which will get the lucky card holder exclusive deals in SU venues. We've got a limited amount of cards, but get your hands on one and they'll save you plenty of Wonga.

The SU saver card was born. We handed out 800 cards to SU members, and gave exclusive deals to card holders throughout term 1.
Achieved in Oct 2018
2,200 more saver cards up for grabs
scheduled for Jan 2019
Exclusive saver card deals will be available.
scheduled for Term 2 & 3
 

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University is pretty expensive. Buying books is another thing to worry about paying for and since we're paying quite a lot of money to be at University, we're wondering why we have to pay for course text books?

We're aiming to make paying for course text books a thing of the past by introducing e-books on every course. It will save students more cash and save the hassle of having to try and flog books on ebay when you're done with them.

Official confirmation given at the Education Committee that e-books can be rolled out onto every course and budget for project confirmed.
Achieved in Dec 2018
SU and University to create a plan to implementation e-book project.
scheduled for Term 1
 

NANA DOMPRE-SEKYI

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Preparing you to live off campus

Subzero, the SU Store, Everything Essex, Moa, The SU bar: whatever SU venue students choose to spend your money in, we want to show where it goes.

Planning meeting for the project took place. It was decided how we would show transparency.
Achieved in Dec 2018
Communication showing where money goes in the SU to be rolled out.
scheduled for Term 2
 

NANA DOMPRE-SEKYI

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We're talking big about how much money we are saving students, so let's show it. We want to set up a totaliser which is visible to all students, which show savings in live time.

Money saving totaliser programme to be built.
scheduled for Jan 2019
Money saving totaliser to be launched.
scheduled for Term 2
 

NANA DOMPRE-SEKYI

Sabb working on this project, Email me