As work opportunities shrink, university students feel financial pinch

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The coronavirus pandemic means university students are having a tough time finding part-time work.

That's prompted the Association of Swedish Student Unions to call for student financial aid to be increased to offset the loss.

A recent survey showed that 43 percent of students work part-time to fund their studies. But the opportunities to earn money have shrunk, with a 22 percent reduction in ads seeking summer workers for example compared to 2019, according to the Swedish Public Employment service.