Series 2 Episode 4 – St Andrews students discuss the cost-of-living and energy crisis

Lauren Sykes
Wednesday 23 November 2022

This podcast considers the cost-of-living and energy crisis and asks what support is being given to help St Andrews students and staff during this exceptionally challenging time.

Host Stephen Gethins speaks to Student President Juan Rodriguez, Director of Wellbeing and Equality Emma Craig, and Dr Fiona Whelan, Assistant Director of Student Services, about the work going on across the University and what we can all do to support those worst affected.

This week the University launched its discounted bus travel scheme in conjunction with Stagecoach. Fares for all staff and students will be subsided by 75 per cent. The Students’ Association has also been active in offering a raft of support to students. Initiatives include a cost-of-living guide to signpost students and their families to the help they may need.

The University is also doing what it can to support the wider community and the latest round of the University Community Fund focuses on supporting organisations across Fife directly helping those most affected by the increase in the cost-of-living and energy bills.

Tune in to find out what help and advice is available.

Listen to the podcast and watch the video on YouTube.

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