Effects of Covid-19 on the student population. – News anyway
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Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 in the UK, students have been excluded from government support campaigns for the public. Those who lost their jobs, had rent to pay, and student loans that often did not cover their rent payments. Since students cannot claim universal credit as suggested for the rest of the UK population when they lose their jobs, they have been in debt to their owners. The students sought government support, but instead the students were ignored and heard.
Many seem to believe that the students have had their loans and that it will cover them. This is just not the case for the average student, the maintenance loan boils down to € 223 less than their monthly living expenses (savethestudent.org, 2020). This means that when many students lost their jobs due to the pandemic or were forced to move out of housing they still had to pay for, many were left behind with no where to turn. Despite current government funding of universities, there has been no direct assistance to students, meaning that whether or not they can survive depends on the generosity of universities or their parents. With unemployment at its highest level in the past 5 years, the ability of parents to financially support their children is also considerably lower than ever.
The main concept being that as students have lacked financial support for a long time in the pandemic, we should start supporting each other if every student could participate and contribute just £ 1, we could potentially reach millions of dollars. books to give back to students. who really need it most.
If this nonprofit were to be successful, the continued funding that could be given to students could prevent the 36% of students who are considering dropping out due to money concerns (savethestudent.org, 2020) from doing so.