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ew action on poverty and hardship degree launched by Staffordshire university

Written by on 23 July 2021

A degree’s being launched by Staffordshire University to help inspire ‘activists’ who want to tackle poverty and campaign for a fairer society.

The course, which starts in September, will see students work closely with people who’ve experienced disadvantage themselves.

Voluntary organisations from across the country have also contributed to the design of the ‘action on poverty and hardship’ degree.

A recent report by the Uni and Citizens Advice also found that Covid-19 has exacerbated poverty and destitution in the area, with rising unemployment, inadequate benefits and low pay leading to increased demand for support from local charities and advice services.