Salary reductions arising from participation in last term’s strikes totalled just over £1 million.
The University and Leeds University Union (LUU) have agreed that this money should be allocated as follows:
- £550,000 to a range of student hardship funds;
- £250,000 to Sanctuary Scholarships, both to increase the number of scholarships available and to help integrate scholars into the University and to provide them with co-curricular opportunities;
- £250,000 to support widening participation, both to ensure that these students have access to co-curricular opportunities and to address factors which support course continuation and student community building.
The proposals to support course continuation and student community building are being drawn up by LUU.