The Access to Learning Fund is a sum of money that the University has to assist home students in financial difficulty. The fund is based on income and allowable expenditure over the academic year, and awards are made when there is a shortfall between the two. The fund is primarily designed as a safety net when students have exhausted all other available financial support (sometimes referred to as financial hardship).
Funding is not guaranteed and an award does not mean that a student will be guaranteed funding in the future. If an award is made then it is separate to other state funding, and awards do not usually have to be repaid.
The Fund cannot help towards tuition fees and is strictly aimed at support for essential basic living costs.
The application form for 19/20 can be found (below). Please return the completed form and supporting (photocopied) documents to the iPoint in Student Central:
For more information, or to enquire about your eligibility to apply, please email the Student Financial Support team at - firstname.lastname@example.org