NUS award for LiverpoolSU
14 June 2012
LiverpoolSU has just been awarded the NUS Higher Education Campaign of the Year award for its work on hidden course costs.
LiverpoolSU was shortlisted alongside the Union of University of East Anglia Students and the University of Ulster Students' Union.
Paul Abernethy, Vice President Academic Quality, said:
"It's a real honour to receive this recognition from the NUS (National Union of Students). It just goes to show that LiverpoolSU continues to go from strength to strength.
"We always endeavour to work in partnership with the University to make sure that our students have the best experience possible, and the most important thing to take from this campaign is the knowledge that LJMU students will now potentially save millions of pounds because of our hard work."
Both LJMU and LiverpoolSU agree that students need to understand the full cost of studying at the University.
The campaign has helped to clarify this for new undergraduate students (Level 4 only) enrolling at LJMU from September 2012 onwards and paying the new £9,000 annual tuition fee. Subject to budget ratification, this fee will cover or contribute to, as appropriate, expenses associated with core modules, including:
- Safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
- Uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placement students (if applicable)
- UK field trips
- Educational visits
- Student exchanges
- Criminal Records Bureau checks
- Professional sector regulatory body membership
Again subject to budget ratification, all new Level 4 undergraduates will also receive a contribution towards their printing costs plus an NUS Extra card, which will give them access to a range of discounts and benefits.
Professor Roger Webster, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, supported the campaign, saying:
"The benefits of this campaign and the resulting review process will be very important for the University and especially its students. We will be able to promote our courses much more strongly, confident in what we can offer to our students, which will be a very high quality experience we believe."