The Hardship Support Fund provides financial support to help you to access and remain in higher education, and can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship.
The Hardship Support Fund is now closed. It will reopen in the new academic year. Please check this page for updates on the opening date and how to apply.
You can apply to the Hardship Support Fund to help with course-related costs such as childcare costs, books, materials, IT Tech support and travel, and general living costs such as student accommodation, 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.
The help you need is there.
If you are struggling and need financial support, or you are living in student accommodation with high accommodation costs, our Hardship Fund is now bigger than ever following significant investment from the University. All students, Home, EU and International, can apply, and if you have applied before you can make a second application.
Please ensure that you have read the Hardship Fund Guidance Document and fully complete the application form and supply all documents to your School Office.
Are you study ready?
If you’re finding it challenging to access your lectures, we’ve made it easier for you to borrow, or get support to buy, a Chromebook.
Following student feedback, Information Technology Services, Student Services, and the Students’ Union, are pleased to announce Are you study ready?, a new initiative that makes it easier for you to get the device you need to engage in online learning.