Living as an undergraduate is becoming increasingly difficult with even less support from the government than ever before. The outrageous increase in tuition fees means that once a person has left university he or she is left with at least a £9,000 debt, which rises each year. On top of this, there is a lack of financial support for students with regard to travel costs.
On average £100 a month is spent on travel for a student commuting to and from university, which amounts to £1,200 a year. This is after the discount a student receives as an over 18-year-old full time student.
Currently under 18s in full time education get free bus and tram travel, while those who are already suffering from many financial burdens only get a mere 30 per cent discount. Trying to secure a good future by obtaining a degree seems to be getting harder and those young people who do come out of university with a degree are then left with years of paying back the debts they built up.