AUSU Update

We Want Your Feedback!

We hosted 1 of 2 Tuition & Fees Town Hall meetings on Sept. 12, getting feedback from AU undergraduates on how 3 years of tuition and fee increases have impacted their studies. Thank you to everyone who attended!

If you missed the first session and would like to provide your valuable feedback, please RSVP on Eventbrite to our second Tuition & Fees Town Hall on Nov. 7 @ 5:00 p.m. over Zoom.

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From the desk of AUSU President Karen Fletcher:

AUSU is coordinating an online Twitter campaign to #StopAUTuitionHikes and I wanted to loop you in.

As you know, students are facing a possible increase of 5.5% which works out to about $30 a course. While that number sounds small, many of our students live paycheque to paycheque and are struggling to meet their basic needs while getting an education.

AUSU is asking students to Tweet photos of $30 worth of groceries at Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Dr. Demitrios Nicolaides and AU President Dr. Peter Scott to express how this increase will impact student lives. In AUSU’s last annual survey, one in four students said they were likely to apply to AUSU’s Virtual Food Assistance Program. Having to choose between paying for courses and food security is a recurring theme in our member feedback.

The campaign will run November 4-9 and it’s our goal to generate as much engagement as possible. We are encouraging people to support students by retweeting them to help draw attention to the campaign, and we welcome anyone to join in by sharing what $30 worth of food looks like for you, along with the hashtags and tags mentioned above.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!