Expensive field trips and material costs are forcing students into debt

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RIBA student councillors write open letter to heads of schools

The expense of university field trips, printing and materials needed for models is pushing architecture students into financial hardship, student members of the RIBA Council are warning today.

They have written an open letter to all the heads of architecture schools [see below] urging them to provide alternative ways of assessing students or to offer more generous subsidies.

The three said they were shocked by the stories of suffering they read while assessing hundreds of applications to the RIBA student hardship fund.

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