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Equity in Part-Time Students Funding

This is a campaign led by your Part-Time Students' Rep, Salma Ghazal.

Part time and distance learning students

Part-time and distance learning students are consistently marginalized, receiving limited opportunities compared to their full-time counterparts.

The disparity in financial support for these students, whether in full or in part, is glaringly evident when attempting to locate such opportunities on the University's website or within the broader UK context. This inequality extends far beyond just funding, permeating every facet of the university experience.

It is crucial to recognize that these students should not be perceived as more privileged; many opt for these programs due to family and work commitments, caregiving responsibilities, or the inability to relocate due to financial or social causes.

These circumstances compound the stress of funding, potentially obstructing numerous deserving individuals from completing their studies, realizing their aspirations, or pursuing their dreams. As a result, this campaign primarily seeks to raise awareness about this inequity and advocate for increased funding opportunities for these students.

Tell us your story

We want to collect the stories of part-time and distance learning students to share with the wider Strathclyde community. If you'd like to be part of this, to share your story, or to support the campaign in another way, please get in touch!

Please support the campaign by filling out the survey and telling us your thoughts or email your student rep directly!

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How to help with campaign

We need part-time or distance learning students who are willing to help with the campaign. Most of the activities will take place between the 8th and 15th January 2024. You can also help with specific activities only, if you prefer.

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Campaign activities:

  • Attend one or 2 short online meetings to prepare for the campaign.
  • Contributing creative ideas for campaign activities and banners in meetings.
  • Designing banners for the campaign and sharing them on the campaign's Instagram during the campaign week and tag relevant bodies.
  • Sharing personal stories (why you chose part-time/ distance learning), what type of commitments you have, your experience with looking for scholarships, reposting fellow volunteers' posts, and tagging relevant bodies during the campaign.
  • Encouraging classmates to participate in the campaign during the campaign week and spread the word.
  • Like and share the campaign stories and posts during the campaign week.
  • Engaging with university staff or charitable organizations (optional for those interested).
  • On-campus volunteers will be responsible for creating banners and displaying them on campus during the campaign week (this can be either a part-time or full-time student).
  • Additionally, one volunteer can be the Campaign Coordinator for on-campus activities during the campaign week in January. The Campaign Coordinator on campus will assume responsibility for selecting the campaign's location, coordinating a banner preparation event with on-campus volunteers, and overseeing the campaign event during the designated week. The Campaign Coordinator will also be responsible for capturing photographs of the event.


  • Be motivated and committed.
  • For the story-sharing aspect only you must be a part-time or distance learning student.
  • On-campus students are needed for on-campus activities, can be either a part-time or full-time student.
  • Willingness to share ideas and campaign visuals on Instagram (you do not have to be in the pictures if you do not wish to).

If you are interested, please get in touch with Salma via email or WhatsApp.

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