Universities UK, Students’ Cost of Living
Research to demonstrate the impact of the cost of living crisis on students.

• Two-thirds (67%) of students in higher education feel concerned about managing their living costs.

• Of those who feel concerned, more than 8 in 10 (85%) are feeling more concerned about their living costs than last year.

• Of those who feel concerned about managing their living costs, over half (55%) also said this is likely to impact their ability to continue studying in the autumn.

• Just over 7 in 10 (72%) agree that money worries are having more of a negative impact on their mental health now than at the start of the academic year.

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Date Published
03/09/2022
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Client
Universities UK
Methodology
Savanta ComRes interviewed 1,050 students currently in higher education via online survey between 20th of July and 26th July 2022. Data were weighted to be representative of students currently in higher education by age, gender, undergrad vs. postgrad, and region of university. This weighting scheme was sourced from HESA data. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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