Supporting Student Hardship

Help students affected by unexpected financial emergencies.

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Unforeseen hardship

In recent years we’ve seen up to four times the usual number of student requests for emergency financial support. The knock-on effect of Covid-19 has meant many students have faced serious financial hardship during their time at university. It’s well known that students work part-time to supplement their income whilst studying. But suddenly losing that income can have severe consequences. 

Like all of us, students have bills and other essential outgoings to cover. Some students benefit from support from their parents. But for students from low-income backgrounds or estranged from their families, reaching out to family and friends can be difficult, or even impossible.

Unforeseen hardship can fluctuate and become hard to manage quickly. It causes additional stress and can lead to students falling behind with their studies. This is where the Student Hardship Fund becomes a lifeline to those students who are most in need.

You can ensure there is help available, by making a gift to the Student Hardship Fund today.

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The cost of living

The rise in energy and food costs are significant to those on a tight budget. Students need adequate broadband and technology, in addition to course materials. Travel expenses add up when on placement. And then there’s rent and deposits for new accommodation to think about.

Your donation will help provide a Hardship Grant to a student whose financial difficulties are affecting their studies and their wellbeing. Life can be lonely for these students at the best of times, and a crisis only amplifies these feelings.

Your support will provide a vital non-repayable grant to those experiencing unexpected financial struggle. This means you’ll help students cover the cost of living so they can get back on track to achieve their full academic potential.

  • £25 could help a student with their weekly shop
  • £50 could cover an outstanding utility bill
  • £400 could help a student buy a basic laptop

Please consider making a gift to the student Hardship Fund today.

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