If you are a home or EU student, you may be eligible for financial support via the University Hardship Fund.
Support may be available for students facing hardship.
You may be eligible for a bursary if you live in a property where you pay the energy bills, which is not halls of residence or the parental home.
If you're in receipt of DSA, you may be eligible for a £200 laptop contribution.
The University Hardship Fund is a sum of money that the University has to assist home and EU students in financial difficulty. The Hardship Fund for the academic year 22/23 fund will be open for applications after the main enrolment in September 2022.
Guidance for Access to Learning Fund to find out about the fund, how to apply and what evidence you will need to submit an application.
Once you've gathered your evidence you can complete the application form.
Please email email@example.com for further information.
The Energy Bursary is for students living in a property for which they pay energy bills. This can either be mortgaged or privately rented, but cannot be halls of residence or the parental home. If you would like to apply, please complete the Energy Bursary application form.
This is a discretionary bursary, so a payment is not guaranteed, but in cases where an application is successful, any money awarded would be non-repayable.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
If you are a student in receipt of the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and have paid the £200 laptop contribution, this can be reclaimed using the DSA laptop fund application form.
The completed form, and supporting documents should be returned to email@example.com.
Please note - in order to be eligible to apply for the £200 DSA contribution, you must have taken any Maintenance Loan entitlement from Student Finance England. If there are any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fund is designed to provide temporary relief for any hardship caused by an extreme circumstance and does not include funding for outstanding tuition fees for example. This is no longer a Covid relief fund.
You must carefully read the criteria and consider if you are in genuine hardship as submitting an application is not a guarantee that a payment will be made, and all applications are subject to providing relevant evidence which is assessed at the discretion of the University. This MUST include
Failure to provide evidence will result in your application being rejected.
Please note: if you have received financial support since January 2021 through a financial hardship fund from the University, an application to this fund will only be approved if your circumstances have significantly changed.
Applications to the fund are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and the University’s decision is final.
Once you have all the evidence organised you can apply via the International Hardship Fund Form