Schools snub students’ open letter on hardship

The cost of making models can unfairly penalise poorer students - shutterstock

More than 50 architecture schools fail to reply to request for details of hidden costs

More than 84% of architecture schools have ignored a demand from RIBA’s student councillors to publish details of the hidden costs of studying at their institutions.

Only eight out of 51 publicly funded colleges responded to the open letter sent by the three student reps in June.

The results from those that did respond showed undergraduates can find themselves having to find an extra £1,500 up-front for study trips, printing and model-making.

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