Nottingham students paid over £285,000 in library fines over the past three years

Do we not pay enough already?

Figures obtained by The Tab show that the University of Nottingham has made just over £285,000 (or £285,884.09 to be exact) from library fines over the past three years.

The university responded to The Tab’s Freedom of Information Act request, and listed figures showing the total number of fines given to students, the total value of fines, and the total number of students fined, detailing back to the 2013/14 academic year.

We already suffer enough from Hallward

Encouragingly, the results showed that the number of fines given to students has rapidly dropped over the last three years, from over 50,000 in 2013/14, to just over 35,000 in 2015/16.

However, I hear the thought going through your mind right now: £285,000 is a heck of a lot of money.

With that in mind, here is a list of other things that money could be spent on:

  • 31 years of £9,000 tuition
  • 68 years of rent in Lenton in an £80 a week house
  • 91 per cent of Vice-Chancellor David Greenaway’s £313,000 salary
  • 5,700 parking ticket fines for illegally parking on campus
  • 678 places on the Easter ski trip
  • 1,439 gym memberships
  • 142,500 pints in the Bag O’ Nails
  • 146,153 medium cappuccinos from the Starbucks in Hallward
  • 89,000 Boots meal deals
  • 101,785 VKs in Ocean
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