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: Final year students must make an application with all supporting documents by Friday 1 March 2019. Applications from final year students will not be considered after this date, or if the fund is exhausted before this date. All other students - the fund will close at 5pm on Friday 3 May 2019. Details of any Summer Hardship Fund monies that might be available will be posted on this page as soon as they have been confirmed.
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. Your Student Hub cannot process incomplete forms, or forms where documents are missing. It is the aim to assess applications within 4 weeks of submission, although this could be longer during busy periods.