Revealed: How Much Did Goldsmiths Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

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Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that Goldsmiths University London students spent heavily on library fines in the 2016-17 academic year. Students spent a total of £52,231! This figure is in the mid-range of amounts spent at UK institutions. To put this figure into perspective, this equates to a spend of approximately £5.80 per student!

 

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This figure features a high amount on average per student

 

his figure purely relates to overdue items too – other fines such as those related to lost/damaged resources, haven’t been included. This amount will come as a disappointment for students – especially the average spend of each student! While London is an excellent place to study, this additional cost on top of the high living costs is frustrating!

 

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It should also be noted the University library makes a substantial profit on areas such as printing – something that isn’t included in tuition fees, unexpectedly. Students are urged to return items before their due date, which can help to lower the figure witnessed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

 

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It is worth reminding again that this figure didn’t take into account other costs, mentioned earlier, like lost or damaged resources. All this after student’s pay £9,000 a year. While it can be both annoying and unfair when someone doesn’t return their book in time, it could be argued a lower fine is fairer on students. This large figure could prompt discussion regarding the fairness of library fines. At least our library won’t be going anywhere anytime soon…

 

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