In Trimester 1, the SRC Advocacy team wished to gain an understanding of how students at Griffith University experience financial stress within the last 12 months during COVID. With changes to the ways in which students engage with learning and support services at Griffith, there is a need to understand how the SRC and University can support students in managing their financial stress during these unprecedented times. Particularly, when research shows that financial stress can affect academic performance, student engagement, and wellbeing.

The Financial Wellbeing Survey document details the findings of this survey, which will be used to assist the SRC Student Representatives in identifying ways in which the student cohort can be supported regarding their financial stress. We encourage all students to read through these findings, and to contact SRC Advocacy at advocacy@griffith.edu.au if you have further questions or input.

SRC Financial Wellbeing Survey