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Expensive food? Expensive housing? How co-operatives are making student life more affordable

The cost of living has been on the rise for a while – and for students feeling the pinch, co-operatives are providing cheaper options for accommodation, food and transport. To help, the Co-operative Education Trust Scotland and Co-operative News have launched a new Student’s Guide to Starting a Co-operative.

Students have often been at the forefront of social change, and today is no different. Many students feel they have a lot to be angry about. The cost of attending university has increased dramatically. Despite a time for young people to live independently, a student’s life is often determined by other people – lecturers and landlords, student loans and supermarkets. And on leaving university, prospects for debt-laden graduates have rarely been worse.

Read more about how students are fighting back at http://www.thenews.coop/49080/news/community/expensive-food-expensive-housing-co-operatives-making-student-life-affordable/#.Uvt1816YaDY.

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