The Hardship Support Fund provides financial support to help you to access and remain in higher education, and can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship.
Please note: The Hardship Support Fund is now closed. It is expected to reopen in the new academic year.
The Hardship Support Fund provides financial support to help you to access and remain in higher education, and can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship. Hardship Support Fund payments can be used to help with course-related costs such as childcare costs, books, materials, and travel, and general living costs such as rent, food, and utility costs. Payments can also be used to meet exceptional costs, such as repairs to essential household equipment, assistance with priority debts, and other emergency situations that arise. The fund is not designed to meet the cost of tuition fees. You will need to explain any of the above in your personal statement.
Fully completed application forms and documents need to be submitted to your Student Hub via email@example.com
Your Student Hub cannot process incomplete forms, or forms where documents are missing. It is the aim to assess applications within four weeks of submission, although this could be longer because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Please ensure you submit the correct documents as per the document checklist on the application form.
International Students: Students on Tier 4 visas are eligible to apply for the Hardship Support Fund and any receipt of funds will not have a negative effect on their visa. Tier 4 students should be aware that UK Visas and Immigration sometimes request information about students on visas and the University is obliged to provide this to them on request. Any documentation provided to the University where there is any evidence of a breach of Tier 4 visa conditions such as work rights and/or maintenance funds held from an application, may be included in this which may have a negative effect on your visa.