NUS Scotland has published an open letter to all college and university principles to ensure every student is ‘free to graduate.’
The news comes following the announcement that Robert Gordon University (RGU) were the latest university to have abolish graduation fees.
Free to Graduate, the campaign from NUS Scotland to abolish the fees across Scotland, follows the organisation’s revelation that students in Scotland fork out as much as £225 to attend their graduation ceremony.
Since the beginning of the campaign, both Aberdeen University and Strathclyde University have scrapped their charges, with RGU following suit last week.
The letter, written by NUS Scotland President Liam McCabe, challenges other universities to “follow the lead” of those who have scrapped the ‘unjustifiable’ charges.
He said: “Following our findings that Scotland’s students could be out of pocket by up to £225 for attending their graduation ceremony, NUS Scotland are campaigning to ensure every student is free to graduate.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), we published an open letter to all of Scotland’s college and university principles, encouraging them to engage with our campaign, step up to the plate and scrap these charges.
“We have already seen excellent, progressive work from some institutions across the country to abolish these charges and we want to see the rest doing the same.
“Working in partnership with NUS Scotland, student associations and the institutions, we can ensure that graduation is the big pay-off for students, not the great pay out.”