Dear readers,

Life is expensive. More expensive than it’s ever been. Basic necessities like food, housing, and clothing are becoming more and more unattainable, and students are feeling the pinch.

High tuition fees and rising rent prices are making student life increasingly more difficult, often leaving students with no choice but to take on part-time jobs or borrow money. This high cost of living also leads to high levels of stress, especially for international students who pay up to three times the tuition of domestic students on top of the already costly endeavour of moving to a new country.

Navigator. Londons student lifestyles magazine.

Our Finance Issue does not pretend to hold the answers to the current cost of living crisis, but it does hope to shed light on how it is impacting students. Our featured content explores how exchange rates catch international students off guard, how students use streaming sites like Twitch to make a little money on the side, and whether or not the question of renting or buying a home is still a question recent grads have to consider.

For money saving tips, check out Finch Neves’ article on affordable cooking as a student, and Mia Rosa-Wayne’s article on budgeting.

At a time when global tensions are at an all-time high, and when many students may be feeling the mental impact of these tensions, students should not have to be wondering where their next meal is coming from, or whether or not they’ll be able to afford a roof over their heads. We hope this issue reminds students struggling that they are not alone, and that support, both financial and emotional, is available here at Fanshawe.


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