At graduation students are expected to pay a mandatory £45 for gown hire. This is another hidden cost the people are not expecting to pay.
With the rise in tuition fees and the cost of living so high here in Reading, I feel it is a disgrace we have to pay extra just to go to a ceremony to receive something we have already paid so much for. Also, with it right at the end of the academic year students
are unlikely to have any money left over from their student loan to cover this.
I would ask RUSU to campaign to remove these fees - instead having the University pay or subsidise them out of our tuition fees.