Greedy uni bosses rake in £752,000 from student fines
Give us a break
Hungry uni heads have rinsed us of £752,601.43 since 2012.
Their biggest cash cow was overdue, lost and damaged books, with library bosses raking in £645,483.43 in fines alone.
As if that wasn’t miserable enough, they took a massive £107,188 from student residences for things like lost keys, damages, and tampering with fire equipment.
2012/13 was the most profitable for the University, bringing in a massive £289,935.08 from students.
A Freedom of Information request put forward to Cardiff University from the Tab have revealed the shocking figures.
Now angry students have been left feeling mugged off. Oli, a third year politics student said: “I think it’s unbelievable to think that we pay £9,000 a year and they still need money from fines.”
“Of course, I’m never late to get a book back. But if I was and they tried to charge me, I would be raging”.
Freshers starting the year 2013/14 were the most destructive, racking up £44,269 and narrowly beating 2012/13 freshmen who amassed £42,227.
This year’s freshmen are in the running to usurp previous records, with a current debt of £20,692.
It’s no surprise that Cardiff University have been making so much money, with extortionate fines being handed out to freshers such as £80 for leaving doors open and £98 to replace tags that have fallen off a fire extinguisher.
Fresher Ria, said: “As students, we struggle enough with money.
“Being fined close to £100 for petty mishaps is a joke”.