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Cost of Living Support for Students in Plymouth

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Emily Watkins, Student Experience and Retention Officer

Monday 6th November 2023

We understand that the cost of living crisis is having a real impact on the lives of our students, and want to ensure that all students feel supported, so we've put together a few resources that might be helpful.

If you feel like you need some help, please reach out as there are many people within AUP who can support you, or signpost you to external services that can help.

Speak with your tutors, The Students’ Union, or Student Support and we will do our best to help.

  • AUP Student Union Food Bank - For those of you who are experiencing financial hardship, the Student Union Food Bank is stocked full with food, toiletries, period products and other essentials. Give us a knock during office hours or email to arrange to visit.

  • Where to get free food in Plymouth - A very kind student has compiled a list of all of the places that you can get free meals and food in the city, from Soup Kitchens to Churches and Community Larders.

  • AUP Student Support - Are available to help you with your wellbeing and welfare, including mental health, stress and anxiety. They can also advice you on DSA (Disabled Students Allowance)

  • AUP Student Finance and Bursaries - find out what support may be available to you here.

Budget calculators:


Warm Spaces on Campus

The Students' Union is often hosting some laid-back evening events. The best part? It is a designated 'Warm Space' where you can escape the cold and enjoy some relaxing TV shows or movies. Feel free to drop by and spend your evenings in a cosy and inviting environment. Can't wait to see you there!

The AUP Library is also a designated 'Warm Space' and is even open on Saturdays! Their full days and times are listed below:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30am -7:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm

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