Sunday, 21 April 2013

President of NUS Liam Burns to talk to Kent students

Outgoing NUS President Liam Burns will address University of Kent students about student funding in May. 

The talk will see Liam, who has been president of the National Union of Students for two years, explain the findings behind the NUS’ ‘The Pound in Your Pocket’ report and discuss potential policy responces to tackling the financial problems facing students.

The report, which took two years to complete and involved surveying thousands of students from across the UK reveals the true financial concerns facing students at university.

Issues the report addresses include where and how students get their financial support, and the problems with hidden course costs.

In a joint statement with NUS Welfare VP Pete Mercer, Liam said: “Through our research, we have come to the conclusion that many students are struggling to meet ends meet, concentrate on their studies and stay the course.”

“This is because financial support is systematically inadequate across both further and higher education.”

The free talk and presentation by Liam Burns starts at 6pm on Friday, May 10 at the Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1 on the Canterbury Campus.

The talk is part of the Spring 2013: Open Lecture Series run by the University of Kent. To find out more about the talk, click here.

(Written by Kieran Watkins for The Medwire)

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