Extra support to help you with the cost of living

The Vice-Chancellor recently announced that an extra £1million has been added to the hardship fund in response to the cost of living crisis.

An additional £250,000 has been added to the Hardship fund to provide support to self-funded PhD students who may be struggling financially.

What is it?

The success for all (hardship) fund exists to offer additional financial support if you’re experiencing unexpected financial hardship.

All registered undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply, irrespective of fee status. You can also apply to the fund if you have received the £150 winter payment.

The fund can help you with:

  • Lack of funds for rent and general living costs (including placement travel costs)
  • IT repairs or laptop costs
  • Unexpected one-off costs (e.g. car repairs)
  • Diagnostic assessments or specialist equipment
  • Graduation costs
  • Providing extra support if you are considering leaving higher education due to financial problems

What the fund cannot cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • Credit card debt
  • A debt which pre-dates your enrolment
  • Loan repayments

 How do apply?

You can apply online, but you will need to provide supporting evidence for your application.

The fund is there to provide support to you so that you can successfully complete your studies without having the worries of pressure on your finances.

You can find full information and guidance here.

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