Martin Whitfield MSP has pledged his support for NUS Scotland’s #FightingForStudents campaign on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on Scotland’s students.

The South Scotland MSP met with the President of NUS Scotland, Ellie Gomersall, to discuss the issue and hear more about how increased energy bills, rent and other living costs are hitting students and the additional support NUS is looking for.

This includes calling for an increase in grants and bursaries, a student rent freeze, then rent controls, and half-price bus and train fares for students and apprentices all day.

Speaking about his support for the campaign, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“I was pleased to meet with Ellie to discuss and pledge my support for NUS Scotland’s #FightingForStudents campaign. In response to the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, it’s calling for extra support on rent, travel costs and more support with grants.

“NUS Scotland does great work fighting for students’ interests and I’ll always work with them to champion our students during the cost-of-living crisis and beyond. I’ll continue to raise these important issues with the Scottish Government and urge them to do more to support students.”

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