Adriana de las Cuevas
Should the University use leftover money from the refresh Cards to donate to vulnerable people in Leeds?
What the idea is about:
Students in catered accommodation pay for food and rent all together. Part of the money goes to your Refresh Card which you use to buy food. That card has ten pounds credit a day which you cannot carry over to the next day. However, we almost never spend the maximum amount, so we are losing money every day! It is already paid but we are not going to use it so, why not give it to people who really need it? I propose that LUU should lobby the University to give this money to charities and food banks in the local community.
Why have you proposed it?
I want to do this because I feel so lucky for being able to study higher education and this is a chance to give back and help people that unfortunately are not as privileged as I am. The university made a bigger profit than Tesco last year, so they can afford to give the money to a good cause.