The following may be used as direct quotes from Nic McBride, Acting CEO, TasCOSS …

  • It is good to see this urgent issue being resolved by the university with the wellbeing of students in mind, particularly low income students travelling from rural and regional parts of our State.
  • Today’s announcement will give some confidence to new and returning low income students that they will be able to find places to live prior to the start of the 2019 university year.
  • We know how hard it is for a low income student to enrol at university and it’s even harder for them to stay because of the financial strain, including the expense of accommodation.
  • Actions that lessen any of the many roadblocks to tertiary study in Tasmania for low income students are essential to lifting educational attainment rates in the State.