accommodation

UCL’s ambiguous approach to Disabled Students’ Allowance

In 2014 the minister for Universities and Science, David Willets, announced changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) which has been in place since 1974. DSA was an non-repayable government funded grant aimed to cover any additional costs that students may incur due to disability, such as specialist software or accommodation. The changes meant that …

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Has scrapping hardship bursary disadvantaged UCL’s worst-off students?

In a year when UCL accommodations are less accessible to the most financially insecure students due to the scrapping of the Accommodation Bursary and Hardship Fund, UCL now appears to be trying to curb the activities of Cut the Rent. Whilst attempting to organise an event for Max Rayne and Ifor Evans students, Cut the …

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, looking towards ArcelorMittal Orbit and the London Stadium

Exorbitant student accomodation at UCL East

UCL East students will face central London prices for accommodation in decidedly-not-central London. The primary justification for building UCL’s new campus six miles away from Bloomsbury in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the relatively cheap land in the area, yet it appears UCL East students will not benefit from the lower cost of housing …

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