Cost of living support for students

Find all the support on offer from the University and Students’ Union - from financial help, to free facilities and discounts across campus.

Financial support

Cost of Living Fund

The University has committed money to support students facing financial difficulties due to the rising cost of living.

If you are facing financial difficulties due to the increased cost of living, you can apply for a one-off, capped payment.

Check eligibility and apply (student log-in required)

Financial Support Fund

If you are facing financial difficulties due to unforeseen costs, or exceptional circumstances, you can apply to the Financial Support Fund.

How to apply for funding (student log-in required)

Facilities on campus

University Library

Support is available during your studies, including free to access books, and warm, welcoming study spaces.

Support from the University Library

Loan equipment for your project for free

The Creative Media Service provides equipment, facilities and training to support you with your video, audio, photo and other digital media projects. All equipment is free to book and borrow. 

Loan equipment

Borrow a laptop for free

You can borrow a laptop in the Diamond or Information Commons (IC) for free. Find out how to pick one up and what you can do with your loaned laptop.

Loan a laptop

Use a PC for free

University Desktop PCs are also available for use in one of our open access rooms on campus.

Find a PC

Facilities on campus

Find out where you can access free hot showers and device charging stations.

Access facilities

Free events

Three Sheffield students drinking coffee in Coffee Revolution

Global campus

A programme of free, regular events open to all students with opportunities to make friends and socialise in warm spaces on campus this autumn/winter.

Find activities

A group of Residence Life mentors

Residence Life events

If you live in University accommodation, there are regular, free events to meet new people and try new things, from five-a-side football, dance lessons and weekly fitness classes to music lessons, film nights and cultural celebrations.

Find out what’s on

Support from the University

Mental health and wellbeing

If living costs are affecting your mental health or wellbeing, help is available.

Wellbeing Service

Mental health support

Financial and career advice

Working while you study

The Careers Service and Student Jobshop can support you in finding a part-time job that fits around your studies and boosts your skills.

Find part-time work

Managing your money

Find support and advice to help you manage your finances, budget and save money while at university.

Help and advice