In response to the letter of the students of Plymouth School of Architecture (AJ 16.11.00), I and many other students have experienced great financial strain due to the need for quality copies of work.
Not only do we have to fork out for reprographic costs, but also for model-making materials, drawing equipment, papers, the production of numerous photographs, and so on.
How is it that architecture students don't get any additional loan allowance or grant to cover the extra expenses which are required for this course?
Students pursuing other courses are able to have a life with what money they have left over.Meanwhile, we are left with nothing but stress and, at the end of the day, no money.
It is about time the government took note and did something about it.
Maryanne Barnes, architecture student, University of Liverpool