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Our new research outlines the amount of pressure students are under amid the cost of living crisis. Our Senior Research & Policy Manager, Rebecca Montacute, discusses the findings in more detail.

University students are known for living on a tight budget, favouring the classic beans on toast for dinner to keep costs down. But given the tight margins that constrain many students even in good times, the impact of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis on this group is of particular concern. This is especially true for those from poorer homes, who are less likely to be able to rely on their families for financial support.

In new research released on 26 January, we have surveyed over 1,000 current undergraduate students via the polling organisation Savanta, to better understand the impact the crisis is having on students.

The findings are deeply concerning, with some students having to take extreme measures, including skipping meals, to make ends meet.

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