Let’s raise students #AboveThePovertyLine!

The parliamentary elections will be held in 33 days and the future of higher education institutions and students will be decided in them! Students’ livelihood, higher education funding and FSHS’ resources are important themes for Tamko in these elections, and Tamko has promoted them by meeting parliamentary election candidates together with TREY. In the coming weeks, we will present our election themes in more detail on social media.

The higher education students’ parliamentary election campaign for the elections 2023 is: Let’s raise students #AboveThePovertyLine!

Every student in higher education must be guaranteed the opportunity to study without income insecurity or scarcity. Investing in students’ success is an investment in our future.

Many students live below the poverty line, even if they are taking out full student loans or working while studying. Since 2017, student loan debt has doubled and the purchasing power of study grant has weakened by around 100 euros. The rising cost of living and brutally rising interest rates are still eating into students’ livelihoods.

This is unsustainable. Having an appropriate income is essential for future professionals to be able to cope, survive at work and have a good mental well-being. Student incomes must be strengthened. This benefits the whole country and the future.

A 100 euro increase in study grant is needed. Let’s raise students #AboveThePovertyLine

Follow the higher education students’ parliamentary election campaign on sosial media @poiskoyhyysrajalta.