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Students graduating with non-academic debt

We are very pleased to announce that students completing their studies with less than £500 of non-academic debt will able to graduate without any problem. In previous years students who had accumulated any amount of debt would have been handed a letter rather than a certificate at graduation. This was a completely unfair practice and should not have been occurring on a day reserved to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of Sussex students.

Rose, Postgraduate Education Officer, has this to say about the change in policy:

"I'm really glad that the University have now changed this practice of presenting students with a letter rather than their degree certificate. More than anything, doing this was probably just ruining a day that is meant to be celebratory for students".

The issue of hidden costs at university is one that the Students' Union has been trying to tackle for the past few years. As we know that financial stress is a big worry for many students and can seriously impact your studies.

The Students' Union has an academic costs hardship fund that can help students cover costs related to their course. You can email me on pgeducation@sussexstudent.com to find out how to apply to the fund.

If you are worried about financial hardship do not hesitate to contact the Student Life Centre, hardship@sussex.ac.uk.

Updated to reflect that it was a letter handed to graduates instead of a certificate

 

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